Organised by the Worcestershire Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Ashmolean Museum - day visit including exhibition Drawing in Venice, Titian to Canaletto

  • Ashmolean Museum |
  • Museum Visit |
  • Thursday 19 November 2015 - 11:00 until 16:00

This private visit is a special opportunity to explore one of the world’s finest university museums. After coffee on arrival there will be a curator’s talk in the lecture theatre on Drawings in Venice, Titian to Canaletto, followed by entry to the exhibition. In the afternoon there will be expert guided tours of the Ashmolean’s permanent collections.

Originally founded to house the cabinet of curiosities given by Elias Ashmole to the University of Oxford, today the Ashmolean’s treasures span the civilizations of east and west, including the world's largest collection of Raphael drawings, Chinese porcelain, and major Egyptian, Minoan and Anglo-Saxon collections.  Built in 1845, the neoclassical building re-opened in 2009 after an extensive redevelopment.

Described as one of 2015’s “must see” exhibitions, Drawing in Venice will feature works from the Uffizi, the Ashmolean and Christ Church, Oxford, presenting new research on the development of drawing from 1500 to the foundation of the first academy of Venetian art in 1750. Long associated with brilliant colours and free brushwork, Venetian art nevertheless depended on the mastery of the underlying drawing. Including exquisite works by Bellini,Titian,Tintoretto,Tiepolo and Canaletto, many of the drawings have not been seen since the 1950s.

Optional two course lunch in the rooftop restaurant £20. Own transport.

This event has been organised by the Worcestershire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum
Oxfordshire OX1 2PH