16 May—27 September 2020

Pre-Raphaelites: Dreaming of a medieval past

Sadly, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has made it necessary to cancel this exhibition.

This is a huge disappointment for us as it was a long time in the planning, but we hope to bring some Pre-Raphaelite paintings to Bristol in the future.

Meanwhile, we will be releasing some of the film, animation, music and audio we created for the exhibition. Watch our curator take a mindful dive into the The Garden Court by Edward Burne-Jones.

You will also be able to enjoy the paintings from our collection when they go back up in our art galleries in the next few months.

If you can’t wait that long, you can visit the Pre-Raphaelite Knights Reinventing the Medieval World exhibition at The Bowes Museum in County Durham until November.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our exhibition partners and lenders, the artists who’ve worked with us on the project, exhibition sponsor Smith & Williamson and donor Dr David Speller for their support.

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Image: The Garden Court by Edward Burne-Jones