Five free exhibitions for the New Year

  • 9 January 2017

Be kind to your bank balance this January: a National Art Pass is all you need to enjoy these five fantastic shows.

1

The Book Beautiful

The Book Beautiful: William Morris, Hilary Pepler and the private press story marks the centenary of the St Dominic’s Press, founded in Ditchling in 1916, and examines the English private press movement in the late 19th and early 20th Century.


2

Meeting Modernism: 20th Century Art in the Russell-Cotes Collection

This exhibition brings together paintings that were collected by the gallery's first curators after the deaths of Annie and Merton Russell-Cotes in the 1920s. It features portraits, landscapes and scenes of spiritual and modern life, as well as sculptural pieces.


3

Rena Gardiner: Artist and Printmaker

Displaying beautifully crafted prints and guidebooks pertaining to Salisbury and beyond, this exhibition pays homage to the exceptional skill and dedication of a quiet champion of British art and history.


4

The Allure of Napoleon

The museum draws on its extensive archive of material pertaining to the Napoleonic era to consider the life and times of the French Emperor.


5

The Robot Zoo

How do chameleons change colour? What makes grasshoppers leap so high? How do bats see at night? Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.


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