Historical version 83 of Christ Church Picture Gallery (view current version)

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  • Christ Church (Entrance via Oriel Square)
  • OX1 1DP
  • October - May: Monday, Wednesday - Saturday, 10.30am - 1pm & 2 - 4.30pm Sunday, 2 - 4.30pm. Please note that the Gallery is closed Tuesdays. Further details are below.

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:

'Heroic Nakedness': 13 June 15 October. This exhibition celebrates the human body as seen by Renaissance and Baroque artists. The show makes a tribute to the Olympic ideals and demonstrates, with over 30 drawings from Christ Church permanent collection, how artists explore the physical beauty of the human form.


'Prints by Peter Rhodes - a Retrospective': closes 24 June 2012. This exhibition shows rarely-seen works by the Oxfordshire-based artist Peter Rhoades. His artistic interest is intensely focused on the varied forms of printmaking, a subject that he also taught and explored during his time as a lecturer at the Ruskin School of Drawing, the University of Oxford's faculty of fine art.


June Monday, Wednesday - Saturday, 10.30am - 5.pm (closed Tuesdays) Sunday, 2 - 5pm


July, August, September Monday- Saturday, 10.30am - 5.pm Sunday, 2- 5pm


October - May Monday, Wednesday - Saturday, 10.30am - 1pm & 2 - 4.30pm (closed Tuesdays) Sunday, 2 - 4.30pm;


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

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