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The 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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‘Paved with Gold’: Bedford’s Windrush Generation

6th October 2018 – 24th March 2019

Windrush Generation Exhibtion 2

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Explore the stories of Bedford’s Windrush Generation. This year will mark the 70th anniversary of The Empire Windrush's arrival from the Caribbean to England. The Higgins Bedford will showcase the memories of the people who settled in Britain in 1948 and after. This exhibition will highlight their journey to Britain, where they settled, and their employment opportunities, presenting a narrative of the challenges they faced and the contributions they made to Britain.

 

We are 5 - The Higgins Art Collection Favourites Chosen by the People of Bedford

6th October 2018 – 24th March 2019

Wixamtree Gallery – Free Entry

It has been five years since The Higgins Bedford reopened following redevelopment work. To celebrate, we have asked some of the communities, organisations and people we have worked in partnership with to choose their favourite paintings and prints to exhibit. Enjoy highlights from Bedford’s internationally renowned Cecil Higgins Art Gallery collection as well works that have not been on display since we reopened.