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The Young Turner

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The Young Turner PosterThe Young Turner: Ambitions in Architecture and the Art of Perspective

22nd September - 16th December 2018

Sir William Harpur Gallery - Free Entry


JMW Turner’s unrivalled painting of The High Street, Oxford is touring the region. Celebrating a successful campaign by the Ashmolean Museum to acquire this masterful view of Oxford, the painting is accompanied by an exhibition exploring the young Turner’s interest in architecture and the development of his skills in the art of perspective.

The Ashmolean exhibition will be accompanied by highlights from the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery collection chosen by members of community groups that we have been working with.

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Saturday Gallery Tours

29th September, 27th October, 24th November, 15th December

2pm - 2.30pm - Free Entry

Join volunteer and Tate tour guide Andrew Rodgers for a half an hour introductory gallery tour of The Young Turner.


Young Turner BSL Tour

Saturday 8th December   11am

Enjoy a BSL tour and workshop on perspective drawing as part of our current exhibition The Young Turner. In partnership with Access Bedford