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Forthcoming Exhibitions, Current Exhibitions

Drawing in Siena – from Sodoma to Salimbeni: Ten rarely seen drawings from the Christ Church collection

5 February - 19 May 2014


Renaissance drawing and design is mainly associated with Florence and has dominated Tuscan art despite the importance of other artistic centres in Tuscany. This display of ten drawings from Siena will show that Sienese artists could measure up to their great rivals.

Inferno – Purgatory – Paradise: Geoff MacEwan interprets Dante’s Divine Comedy

12 March - 5 May 2014


Dante’s Divine Comedy has inspired artists for centuries; among them the British artist and print-maker Geoff MacEwan, whose abstract visual interpretation of the text invites us to look and read again. The exhibition will coincide with the Oxford Times Literary Festival.

Sean Scully Encounters: A New Master among Old Masters

30 May - 31 August 2014

Christ Church Picture Gallery is thrilled to be able to show works by the leading international artist Sean Scully. The juxtaposition of paintings by this major contemporary master with some of the indisputable masterpieces of the 16th century, like Annibale Carracci’s Butcher’s Shop and Jacopo Bassano’s Flagellation promises an unforgettable artistic encounter.

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