Second Floor

There’s so much to explore on the Second Floor of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. From stunning paintings to one of the best collections of Chinese glass outside of Asia, we’re sure you’ll find something you love.

On the Second Floor there is:

French Art

Paintings by French artists, including work by Lucien Pissarro

St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child Painting. A woman wearing red and blue is holding a baby on the left of the painting, while on the right of the painting, a man in red draws them.

St Luke drawing the Virgin and Child, workshop of Dieric Bouts (c. 1415 – 1475), oil on canvas © The Bowes Museum

European Old Masters

Old Master Italian and Dutch paintings – prestigious works by Lucas Cranach, Giovanni Bellini, Jacob van Ruisdael and others. Bring your own device and during your visit you can access further label information here. You can now see a very special loan from The Bowes MuseumSt Luke drawing the Virgin and Child, a 15th century masterpiece from the workshop of the Flemish painter Dieric Bouts.

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British and European Art (The Age of Enlightenment and the Birth of Romanticism)

Paintings from the 18th and early 19th century, featuring work from Philip James de Loutherbourg, Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable

Modern and contemporary art (Space is a place)

Including Modernist work by Victor Pasmore, abstract painting by Peter Lanyon, Roger Hilton, Howard Hodgkin and Tala Madani, Land art, photography and video

Victorian Art (Places of Desire)

Featuring highlights from our collections of Victorian and Edwardian eras from the 1840s to the 1920s

Eastern Art

A stunning array of ceramics, carvings and glass from China and Japan

Pottery, ceramics and glass

Exquisite craftsmanship and design. British and European collections are displayed alongside locally made wares, including Bristol Delftware and Bristol Blue Glass

Silver

A glittering display against a backdrop of paintings by the Bristol School of Artists

Exhibition Gallery 2

Keep an eye on what’s on to see what’s showing.

 

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