Historical version 20 of Christ Church Picture Gallery (view current version)

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  • 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.

Currently there are two temporary exhibitions. 'After Michelangelo' from 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. The second exhibition is 'Objects of Devotion - Five Paintings of the Madonna and Child' from 20 March - 30 May 2010.These are work rarely seen from the Christ Church collection.

Admission: £3/£2. Free to those who have Bod cards and ArtFund members.

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