What’s on at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

EXHIBITION: Encounter the rich array of wildlife on our planet in this world-renowned photography exhibition from the Natural History Museum.

Ahead of the Curve: new china from China

EXHIBITION: Direct from China, this ground-breaking exhibition of new work by 21 Chinese glass and ceramic artists will amaze visitors with pieces which range from exquisite craft to conceptual art.

Modern Art in Britain: Reality Questioned

EXHIBITION: See your favourite 20th century British paintings in a new light. In partnership with Holburne Museum in Bath, The Wilson in Cheltenham, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery and the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath.

Bristol’s unseen natural treasures

TOUR: Explore Bristol’s unseen natural treasures by taking a tour to enjoy the rarely seen specimens of our secret animal and plant collection.

Hockney: A Rake’s Progress

EXHIBITION: Hogarth’s classic morality tale gets a Pop Art makeover by renowned and influential
artist David Hockney

Ahead of the Curve: Poetry workshop

WORKSHOP: Using the extraordinary pieces in ‘Ahead of the Curve’ as inspiration, renowned Bristol poet Claire Williamson will take you on a journey to explore your creative side.

Indigenous People and the Amazon Forest

LECTURE: William Milliken from Kew Gardens looks at indigenous peoples’ changing relationship with the extraordinary biodiversity of the Amazon through time and the implications for the future.

Ahead of the Curve – Gallery Tour

TOUR: led by curator Kate Newnham, tour of this stunning contemporary Chinese ceramics and glass exhibition.

What’s that butterfly?

WORKSHOP: Over 50 species of butterfly have been recorded in the Bristol region. Use our incredible historic collections to help you identify butterflies.

John Singer Sargent – A life lived on canvas

TALK: John Singer Sargent enjoyed international acclaim as a portrait painter, although not without controversy and some critical reservation. With author and historian; Lucinda Hawksley.