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Storms, War & Shipwrecks

21 June-25 Sept. With the subtitle Treasures from the Sicilian Seas this exhibition at the Ashmolean examines the rich history of Sicily based on the discoveries off its shores by underwater archaeolo...
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Pure Land: Images of Immortals in Chinese Art

1 March-2 Oct. The name of this exhibition refers to the realm of the Buddha and other deities portrayed in Chinese paintings since the Tang dynasty (AD 618-906). The works on display were created...
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Shakespeare's Dead

22 April-4 Sept. The Bodleian Libraries celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with an exhibition of documents examining the theme of death in Shakespeare's works. The show ex...
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Bodleian Treasures: 24 pairs

25 Feb-19 Feb 2017. Described as a selection of the "most magnificent items" of the Bodleian Libraries, this exhibition features treasures including J. R. R. Tolkien's illustrations from The Hobbit, M...
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Burton Bros. of Dunedin

1 Jan-6 March. Exhibition displaying 26 albumen prints by the Burton Brothers who ran a successful commercial photography studio in New Zealand in the late 19th century. The Dunedin studio was kno...
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Dear Harry: Henry Moseley: A Scientist Lost to War

14 May-31 Jan. English physicist Henry "Harry" Moseley had a bright future ahead of him before his death on the battlefield in Gallipoli in 1915. Moseley's scientific breakthroughs, paricluarly in...
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Lawrence Weiner: Within a Realm of Distance

10 Oct-20 Dec. Exhibition by Lawrence Weiner, the American artist and one of the founding figures of Conceptual Art, an offshoot of Postminimalism, in the 1960s. Weiner is best known for incorpora...
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Homage to Ganesha

22 Sept-24 Jan. One of the most popular deities in the Hindu pantheon of gods, the elephant-headed Ganesha is also the most recognised Hindu god outside of India. Worshipped as a powerful deity of...
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Titian to Canaletto: Drawing in Venice

15 Oct-10 Jan. The Ashmolean stages Britain's first major exhibition of Venetian drawings. Held in collaboration with the Uffizi in Florence, the exhibition puts the spotlight on the drawings of V...
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Jesus Christ Superstar

The New Theatre in Oxford stages a production of the groundbreaking rock opera which tells the story of the last week in the life of Jesus through songs such as I Don't Know How to Love Him and Everyt...
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Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries

The Bodleian Library presents some of the highlights from its remarkable collection of books, maps and manuscripts, which it has assembled over 400 years. Central to the show is the concept of geni...
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Oxford Shakespeare Festival

Oxford Castle stages a festival of Shakespearean performances this summer in the castle’s courtyard. Three productions take place outdoors, each evening at 19.30, under the backrop of the his...
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From Palace to Studio: Chinese Women Artists, 1900 to the present

Exhibition documenting how 20th-century Chinese women painters emerged as independent artists with their own incomes, studios and international reputations. A highlight of the exhibition is a paint...
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Bengal and Modernity: Early 20th-century Art in India

Exhibition charting how the resurgence of nationalism on the Indian subcontinent in the early 20th century wound its way into the region's art works at the time. Several artists in Bengal became in...
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Great British Drawings

The Ashmolean draws on its vast trove of art work to present an exhibition of some of the best drawings ever produced in Britain. On display are more then 100 works, many of them on public show for...
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William Morris & Andy Warhol: Love is Enough

Exhibition combining the works of 20th-century American Pop artist Andy Warhol and 19th-century English textile designer William Morris. The show is curated by Turner Prize-winning London artist Je...
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William Blake: Apprentice and Master

Exhibition examining the life and career of the celebrated English printmaker, painter and poet William Blake (1757–1827). The exhibition focuses on the artist's formation from his apprentice...
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Russian Art at the Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean presents a valuable selection of Russian artworks which, for conservation reasons, are displayed in the gallery's slide-out drawers. On display are watercolours and oils by Konstantin...
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Ai Weiwei

Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritate site and is the historic family home of the Duke of Marlborough. As of recently it is also now home to the non-profit Blenheim Art Foundation which offers a...
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Discovering Tutankhamun

An exhibition outlining one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. The Ashmolean charts the hunt for the tomb and its subsequent discovery by Howard Carter, whose o...
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