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Unfinished Portrait of Arthur Atherley (1772–1844)

Thomas Lawrence Coming of Age

May 31, 2021 - May 31, 2022
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Online Exhibition Now Open! The exhibition Thomas Lawrence: Coming of Age is the Holburne Museum's first virtual show and gives fresh insight into the first twenty-five years of one of Britain’s greatest portrait painters it includes an introductory film and rarely seen images together with some of his most celebrated works. Through a selection of twenty-five paintings and drawings, the exhibition will consider Lawrence's self-image as a prodigy, the impact of Bath’s artistic, cultural and commercial life on the young…

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SunilGupta-The New Pre-Raphaelites #13

Sunil Gupta: The New Pre-Raphaelites

September 24, 2021 - January 19, 2022
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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To accompany its major new exhibition of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s portraits, the Holburne is proud to announce a display of photographs by Sunil Gupta that explore the legacy of the Pre-Raphaelites and their influence on contemporary art. You can book in advance here, or you can also just purchase tickets on arrival at the Museum. In 2008, London-based artist and photographer Sunil Gupta (b.1953, New Delhi) was commissioned by Autograph gallery in London, to produce a body of work connected…

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Mick Peter: Old Ghosts

January 14 - May 15
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Old Ghosts  is an exhibition of new work by Glasgow-based artist, Mick Peter. Old Ghosts takes a wry and affectionate look at the idea of history as an industry. In several surprising interventions, inside and outside the Holburne Museum, visitors will encounter amusing tableaux which appear to be cartoons that have come to life. You can book in advance here, or you can also just purchase tickets on arrival at the Museum. Old Ghosts creates a narrative trail through the…

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People Make Museums

January 27 - May 2
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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People Make Museums is a celebration of creativity and the importance of people in museums. People bring stories, memories, lived experience and ways of seeing which constantly reinvigorate and challenge museums and their collections. It is people that make museums relevant. You can book in advance here, or you can also just purchase tickets on arrival at the Museum. The sculptures in this exhibition aim to capture some of these complex, personal moments of connection; the fleeting conversations, sudden revelations, unspoken…

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Queen Elizabeth I by Unknown English artist, circa 1588 © National Portrait Gallery, London

The Tudors: Passion, Power & Politics

January 28 - May 8
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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In our opening exhibition of 2022, The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics, you will come face-to-face with the five Tudor monarchs - Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I - who, to this day, remain some of the most familiar figures in English history; not least because these instantly recognisable portraits have preserved their likenesses for five centuries. You can book in advance here, or you can also just purchase tickets on arrival at the Museum.…

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