Exploring how the dynamic between the animal world and humankind has been depicted in art.

Adored as pets, worshipped as gods, exploited for food and hunted for sport, this exhibition examines the complexity of our relationship with animals.

The museum has a significant amount of animal art in its collection; on display are works by James Ward, Edwin Landseer and Lucy Kemp-Welch, as well as examples by local artists. These are shown alongside key pieces by Barry Flanagan, Henry Moore and Maggie Hambling, on loan from Southampton City Art Gallery.

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3AA

01202 451858


Opening times

Tue – Sun & Bank Holiday Mons, 10am ​– 5pm Closed Good Friday and 25 Dec

Free entry with National Art Pass

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