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  • Christ Church (Entrance via Oriel Square)
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  • Open all year: June (closed Tues) Mon, Wed - Sat: 10.30am - 5pm Sun: 2 - 5pm; July - September (//open every day) Mon - Sat: 10.30am - 5pm (for Winter hours refer to website)

Christ Church is unique among the Oxford and Cambridge colleges in possessing an important collection of Old Master paintings and drawings, housed in a purpose-built Gallery of considerable architectural interest in itself. The collection consists of some 300 paintings and almost 2000 drawings and is strongest in Italian art from the 14th to the 18th century.

The internationally renowned drawings collection in the Picture Gallery at Christ Church is regarded as one of the most important private collections of Old Master drawings in the country. These small in-house exhibitions are changed about every three months to enable the public to see a varied selection from this part of the collection.

CURRENT Exhibitions:

'Sean Scully Encounters: A New Master among Old Masters'

Exhibition runs 30th May - 31st August 2014

Christ Church Picture Gallery is thrilled to announce an exhibition of works by the internationally celebrated artist Sean Scully. The juxtaposition of paintings by this major contemporary master with some of the indisputable masterpieces of the 16th century, like Annibale Carracci’s 'Butcher’s Shop' and Jacopo Bassano’s 'Flagellation', promises an unforgettable artistic encounter.

Admission: £4/£2. Free to those who have Bod cards and Art Fund members.

SPECIAL EVENT! In Conversation: Sean Scully & Kelly Grovier

In conjunction with Christ Church Picture Gallery’s exhibition 'Sean Scully Encounters: A New Master among Old Masters', join us for a conversation between artist Sean Scully and writer and poet Kelly Grovier.

Friday, 30th May 2014 ~ 5:00-6:30 pm ~ Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church ~ Free admission

Sean Scully (born 1945 in Dublin) has been described as the ‘greatest living abstract painter’. He is best known for his monumental oil paintings, but his watercolours, pastels, prints and photographs are equally powerful and significant.

Kelly Grovier is a poet, historian and art critic. His articles have appeared in 'The Observer' and the 'Times Literary Supplement', to which he frequently contributes. He is the author of three books and numerous essays for exhibition catalogues.

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