Located in one of the world’s great cities of learning, Modern Art Oxford is a leading contemporary art space with an international reputation for innovative and ambitious programming. We promote creativity in all its visual forms as an agent of social change. Our programmes, both in person and online, are shaped by a belief in dialogue between contemporary art and ideas, and celebrate the relevance of contemporary visual culture to society today.
- We seek to create new relationships between artists and audiences in the 21st century as a way to foster a more democratic and inclusive society.
- We recognise that creative self-expression and the opportunity to participate in culture are human rights. We believe that, through our work with artists and audiences to celebrate and enable creativity, we are contributing to a more equal society.
- We believe contemporary art inspires and offers opportunities for learning and reflection, generates a sense of belonging and identity, and opens up a shared space for self-expression and communal exchange.
Our programming gives opportunities for audiences to be inspired, to enjoy, to learn, and to develop their creative potential.
Our organisational values are:
We are inclusive, caring and respectful
We are creative, resourceful and aspire to excellence
We are dedicated to learning and are responsive and curious
We act with integrity and are socially engaged and accountable
Plan your visit
Modern Art Oxford is located in the centre of Oxford and is home to gallery space, our Shop and Café, and the Creative Space, where visitors of all ages can experiment, learn and play.
Our commitment to anti-racism
Modern Art Oxford is committed to becoming an actively anti-racist organisation. We recognise our responsibility and accountability as a public cultural institution to combat racism in a society where it is deeply embedded. We invite you to read our full statement and action plan.
Modern Art Oxford was founded in 1965, and has a rich history of bold and progressive programming that promotes diversity and internationalism.