Impressive art and culture collections and exhibitions
Oxford might be famously known for its universities and colleges; however, the art community in UK holds the city in high regard. This is because of its impressive art and culture collections and exhibitions. If there is any place in the whole of UK that has an assorted amount of art and culture from various regions around the world, then it is Oxford.
The world surely has not another place like Oxford; it is a despair to see such a place and ever to leave it, for it would take a lifetime and more than one to comprehend and enjoy it satisfactorily Source: Passages from the English Notebooks by Nathaniel Hawthorne
This museum is home to some of the most unique cultural items and ornaments. It also has a huge collection of European art pieces and sculptures. You can find these art paintings hidden away at the top of the museum. Among some of the most famous painters whose pictures are featured here include Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec. You will also find the painting titled “Hunt in the Forest”, one of the first to use perspective.
The museum also has a collection of modern art pieces that have been done by some of the best artists of our time (the likes of Lucian Freud).
Modern Art Oxford
Modern Art Oxford
Just as the name suggests, the Modern Art Oxford features modern and contemporary art pieces. It was opened in 1965 and since then it has been promoting art and culture throughout UK through its various art shows and exhibitions. It has featured the works of many famous artists in its exhibitions and has also served as a platform for many budding artists to gain international acclaim.
It keeps a delicate balance of both well-known artists and less known ones. For example, it recently featured the works Lubaina Himid, a Turner Prize nominee and that of Kazim Hakimi, a local shop owner from Oxford.
This arts centre is located in Summertown. It hosts the work of a number of local artists as well as that of international acclaimed artists. It hosts a number of exhibitions throughout the year. One of the most recent exhibitions that it ever held featured the photographs of a famously known director, Ken Russell.
The fact that this art centre is located next to two major education institutions means that it benefits from the various talented individuals who learn in these institutions. The two, school of arts at Oxford Brooke University and the Ruskin School of Art, have also enabled the flourishing of art and culture by introducing new talent through a number of shows held at the universities.
If there is one place that is full of art and culture, and happens not to be a museum, then it’s Oxford University. This historic university is formed from a number of colleges each with their own distinct art pieces spanning centuries. For example, the Christ Church College has a picture gallery which is home to over 200 old paintings and a further 2,000 drawings.
The colleges also have a number of art sculptures hidden away on some of their hallways.
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