As well as displays at the Ashmolean Museum, we organise a variety of touring exhibitions curated from our prestigious collections of art and archaeology.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING TOURING EXHIBITIONS
Scene through Wood - A century of wood engraving
Celebrating the art of wood engraving over the last 100 years this special exhibition marking the founding centenary of the Society of Wood Engravers ‘Scene Through Wood’ charts the history and global spread of this widely loved art form.
Painting Faces: The Art of Flattery
Focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this exhibition explores the relationship between cosmetics and portraiture, bringing together moralizing Vanity prints and Japanese beauties.
Skyscape: Dürer, Rembrandt, Palmer, Ruskin, Nash
Inspired by Constable's famous statement that 'It will be difficult to name a class of landscape in which the sky is not the key note, the standard scale and the chief organ of sentiment' this exhibition focuses on aerial rather than terrestrial landscapes in art, and celebrates five hundred years of artists' fascination with the sky.
Rembrandt in Print
Rembrandt in Print is an exhibition tour of 50 outstanding prints from the Ashmolean Museum, displayed together for the first time to mark 350 years since Rembrandt's death in 1669. His works include intense self portraits, atmospheric landscapes, intimate family portraits, biblical stories and nude studies.