» Past Exhibitions
15th February - 4th June 2012
Dress was (and still is) a sign of identity; be it imposed by regulation or selected by choice. The visual arts have used this as an easy way to depict and characterise figures.
Updated: Tuesday 14th May 2013 13:45
5th October - 23rd December 2011 - (extended to 5th February 2012)
This exhibition allowed the viewer to celebrate the singular elegance and spirit of French draughtsmanship.
Christ Church’s collection of almost 2000 Old Master Drawings contains fewer than forty sheets from the French School of which almost all were on show.
Updated: Tuesday 14th May 2013 13:37
5th October - 23rd December 2011 (extended to 5th February 2012)
This exhibition showed a group of painted sketches from Christ Church’s collection painted in a hue of brown tones, hence the technical term en brunaille (in brown). The works, by painters such as Anthony van Dyck and Frans Floris, can be regarded as standing between the initial sketched idea and the finished painting. They were often used to present the proposal to the client.
Updated: Wednesday 17th October 2012 14:23
19th June - 31st July 2011
An exhibition by well known Oxford-based artist Jeff Clarke RE.
Updated: Tuesday 14th May 2013 13:46
28th May - 18th September 2011
The artist Jeff Clarke selected over thirty Old Master drawings from Christ Church's own collection.
Updated: Tuesday 14th May 2013 13:47
19th February - 15th May 2011
The exhibition introduced the least known group of Old Master drawings from Christ Church.The twenty-nine drawings on display offered a glimpse into the wide range of Neapolitan draughtsmanship, including works by Jusepe de Ribera, Salvator Rosa and Luca Giordano.
Updated: Tuesday 30th August 2011 14:00
3rd November 2010 - 30th January 2011 (extended to 6th February)