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Exhibitions and art fairs in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this April

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Julie Bennett, Josie Clouting, Michael Restrick and Lu Willis: Myth / Exhibitions and art fairs in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this April

Our guide to the must see exhibitions and art events in Oxfordshire

Oxford is absolutely rammed full of amazing art galleries and museums. Check out our editors’ picks of the best art shows running or coming up in the city at some of the world-class museums and art galleries.

Want to see a priceless Pissarro? Learn about biodiversity through art? How about visual perspectives on perennial folk tales? You can find it all right here this April.

So here you go. We’ve got your next art outing sorted with the guide to the must-see exhibitions and art events in Oxfordshire. You know, the ones you absolutely can’t miss.

And while all of our galleries and museums are all open as usual, do check on their websites before visiting, as you may need to book a slot in advance.

Biodiversity - A Special Exhibition at Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Biodiversity – A Special Exhibition

Until 15 May
Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Bringing together the celebrated art of Kurt Jackson with reflections from Oxford University researchers, this new exhibition at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History explores biodiversity across British landscapes and considers the future of our country’s habitats.

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Pissarro - Father of Impressionism at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Pissarro – Father of Impressionism

Until 12 June
Ashmolean Museum

Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) is one of the most celebrated artists of 19th-century France and a central figure in Impressionism. This major exhibition draws on works from the Ashmolean’s collections as well as international loans and will span Pissarro’s entire career.

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In 2019 Ali Kazim, one of the most exciting contemporary artists working in Pakistan today, became the first South Asian artist-in-residence at the Ashmolean Museum. Drawing inspiration from examining several objects in the Eastern Art collections, this exhibition is informed by his time at the Ashmolean.

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The folktales of the Nordic lands, the spell of the ancient Greeks, the charms of Imperial Japan, and the allure of the classical goddesses…Myth offers a new visual perspective on these perennial tales, by four artists who, once upon a time, in a land not so dissimilar to our own, met by chance.

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2022 marks 100 years since Howard Carter and his team discovered the tomb of the young king Tutankhamun at Luxor. Discover the story of the excavation of Tutankhamun’s tomb through the eyes of the archaeologists on the ground. Explore this vivid and intimate insight into one of the world’s most famous archaeological discoveries.

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