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‘Spellbound promises to be one of the Ashmolean’s most intriguing and unusual exhibitions’ – Philip Pullman

Spellbinding stories, fascinating objects... from crystal balls and magic mirrors to witch bottles and curse poppets.

SPELLBOUND
Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft
Open 31 Aug 2018 – 6 Jan 2019
At the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
ashmolean.org/spellbound
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This will be the first exhibition to explore the 'cool' in American art in the early 20th century, from early experiments in abstraction by artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove and Paul Strand to the strict, clean precisionist paintings of Charles Sheeler and Charles Demuth.

America's Cool Modernism
O'Keeffe to Hopper
Open 23 March - 22 July 2018
At the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
https://ashmolean.org/americascoolmodernism
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This is the first major exhibition to explore the art of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism as religion spread across the world in the first millennium AD.

Imagining the Divine
Art and the Rise of World Religions
Open 19 October 2017 – 18 February 2018
At the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
http://www.ashmolean.org/imaginingthedivine
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Rediscover the expressiveness & restless imagination of Raphael in our once-in-a-lifetime exhibition which brings together more than 100 works by Raphael from international collections spanning the artist’s entire career.

Raphael
The Drawings
Open 1 June – 3 September 2017
At the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/raphael
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In works by Matisse, Manet, Chagall, Renoir, Degas, Léger and Picasso, this ground-breaking exhibition tells one of the most compelling stories in the history of art – the rise of modernism.

Degas to Picasso
Creating Modernism in France
Open 10 February – 7 May 2017
At the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
http://www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/degastopicasso/
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Dive into the past and discover the extraordinary story of the island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean through spectacular finds rescued from the sea by underwater archaeologists.

Storms, War & Shipwrecks
Treasures from the Sicilian Seas
Open 21 June – 25 September 2016
http://www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/storms/

#StormsWarShipwrecks
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Andy Warhol: Works from the Hall Collection - exhibition open until 15 May 2016 at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford http://www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/andywarhol/ #AshmoleanWarhol
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DeadFriday
Halloween late night at the Ashmolean, Friday 30 October 2015.
Find out more at: www.ashmolean.org/LiveFriday
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Titian to Canaletto: Drawing in Venice
Until 10 January 2016

Discover how the splendour of Venice and its shimmering light influenced artists, resulting in compelling portraits, atmospheric landscapes of exceptional beauty and sensuous figure studies.

This is the first major exhibition of Venetian drawings in the UK and it includes over 100 magnificent works from the Uffizi, the Ashmolean, and Christ Church, Oxford, by artists such as Titian, Tintoretto and Canaletto.

In a parallel exhibition, Jenny Saville Drawing, one of the UK’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Jenny Saville, has produced new work on paper and canvas in response to the powerful qualities of Venetian drawing.

Find out more and book online at:http://www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/titiantocanaletto
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