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Under the Same Sky

3rd October 2020 – 11th April 2021

Wixamtree and Connections Gallery, Free Entry

 

USS-Alfred Sisley Fete Day at Marley-le-Roi

 

Spanning two galleries, discover the local impact of weather alongside artists’ depictions of the sky above.

 

Drawn from the renowned Cecil Higgins Art Gallery Collection, explore storms and calm skies, fluffy clouds and drenched cities, sun worship and visions of the moon in the work of artists such as JMW Turner, Samuel Palmer, Alfred Sisley, Eric Ravilious, Paul Nash and Edouard Manet. Covering 200 years of art this exhibition includes well known works as well as several that have not been on public display in over a decade.

 

USS- 1947 Floods

 

In addition, celebrate the local pioneers and research organisations including the founders of the national Royal Meteorological Society, the weather forecasters for the airships at Cardington and the recorders of rainfall. Discover the effects of weather on changing river levels and habitats for wildlife.

 

Image 1: Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) Fete Day at Marly le-Roi, 1875 © The Higgins Bedford

Image 2: The 1947 Floods from the Deep Melted Snow in Bedford, 1947, © Bedfordshire Archives. Reference No: BP54-4-10