Historical version 15 of Christ Church Picture Gallery
- Christ Church (Entrance via Oriel Square)
- OX1 1DP
- 1 May – 30 September: Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 5pm; Sunday 2pm to 5pm. 1 October – 30 April: Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 1.00pm & 2pm to 4.30pm, Sunday 2pm to 4.30pm
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.
The current exhibition is 'After Michelangelo' 16 February - 16 May 2010. Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 – 1564) is regarded as one of the most influential artists of all times. His fresco of the 'Last Judgement' in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is the most replicated work of art. Artists from Raphael to Tintoretto copied his works in order to further their own artistic ideas. This exhibition brings together thirty-three drawings from the Christ Church collection of Old Masters to trace and understand Michelangelo’s genius through his followers, imitators and admirers
Admission: £3/£2. Free to those who have Bod cards.