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Romance and Rebellion

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833 – 1898) Cupid Delivering Psyche, 1967, courtesy of the Trustees of Cecil Higgins Art Gallery

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Romance and Rebellion: The Art of the Victorians

6th May 2017 - 17th September 2017

Free Entry

This new exhibition drawn from the internationally acclaimed Cecil Higgins Art Gallery Collection is romp through Victorian art. No other period in art history has been so full of stylistic extremes from the older traditional artists to the Aesthetes, the Pre-Raphaelites to the Decadents and the Social Satirists to the Exquisites. The exhibition charts the period chronological showing how these styles grew and flourished alongside one another. The exhibition features the work of J.M.W. Turner, Frederic, Lord Leighton, Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, James McNeill Whistler, Richard Dadd and Aubrey Beardsley.


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Gallery Tours – Romance & Rebellion: The Art of the Victorians

Wednesdays 10th May, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August

1pm-1.45pm  £2.80 (Concessions £2.30) Booking essential

Join exhibition curator, Victoria Partridge, for a lunchtime tour of Romance & Rebellion: The Art of the Victorians.


Saturday 10 Minute Tours

Free Event - No need to book

2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm and 3.30pm

May 13th & 27th, June 10th & 24th, July 8th & 29th, August 5th & 26th, September 9th & 16th

Join volunteer and Tate tour guide, Andrew Rodgers, for a lightning-quick tour of our current exhibition, Romance & Rebellion: The Art of the Victorians.


British Sign Language Led Tour

Free Event

Saturday 9th September 11am to 12.30

Join Peter and Carla from Access Bedford for a BSL led tour on Romance and Rebellion: the Art of the Victorians.