Spotlight on: American explorer Matilda Coxe Stevenson

In this post we take a closer look at the life and work of American ethnologist, geologist and explorer Matilda Coxe Stevenson (1849-1915), one of the women who inspired Mariana Castillo Deball’s exhibition Between making and knowing something. Deball was inspired by the archives of four women anthropologists and makers held across the Pitt Rivers Museum… Continue reading Spotlight on: American explorer Matilda Coxe Stevenson

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Modern Art Oxford is now open

We are thrilled to be open again and look forward to welcoming you to our three exhibitions, Mariana Castillo Deball: Between making and knowing something, Responsive Space and the latest exhibition by Shadowlight Artists, LUMINOUS. Local COVID alert level: high Oxfordshire is in Tier 2 of coronavirus restrictions. Please note, this means that you must not… Continue reading Modern Art Oxford is now open

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Watch: #AskAnArtist – Mariana Castillo Deball’s ceramic pots

What are the ceramic pots hanging in Mariana Castillo Deball’s exhibition about? In this short clip, we ask Mariana about how she made these beautiful vessels, the history of the painted decorations that adorn them, and the unique way they are displayed. Explore the display in Deball’s exhibition Between making and knowing something at Modern… Continue reading Watch: #AskAnArtist – Mariana Castillo Deball’s ceramic pots

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Watch: Curating Flow – a short documentary

The exhibition Flow took place from 4 September – 10 October 2020. It marked the first Modern Art Oxford project to be co-curated with gallery volunteers. Taking place online due to the 2020 pandemic, this unique group presentation featured art works selected from a call-out for images, sounds, text and objects that reflect individual experiences of being… Continue reading Watch: Curating Flow – a short documentary

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Modern Art Oxford’s Chief Curator appointed to curate the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

We are delighted to announce that Emma Ridgway, our Chief Curator, Head of Exhibitions and Learning, has been appointed by the British Council as the Shane Akeroyd Associate Curator of the British Pavilion at the 59th Biennale Arte in Venice, 2022. For her role she will work with artist Sonia Boyce in presenting a major solo exhibition of new work. Boyce… Continue reading Modern Art Oxford’s Chief Curator appointed to curate the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

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Spotlight on: British anthropologist Elsie McDougall

In this post we take a closer look at the life and work of British anthropologist Elsie McDougall (1883-1961), one of the women anthropologists who inspired Mariana Castillo Deball’s exhibition Between making and knowing something. Deball was inspired by the archives of four women anthropologists held across the Pitt Rivers Museum collection and the Smithsonian Institute… Continue reading Spotlight on: British anthropologist Elsie McDougall

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Watch: Starting out as an artist in 2020 – Platform Award 2020

What does it feel like to be an early career artist at such a challenging time? Watch our 2020 Platform Graduate Award artists as they chat to artist Mirren Kessling about making art exhibitions online and their plans for the future. Recent BFA graduates, Khadija Cecile Niang, Natalie Sired, James Scott and Mihaela-Elena Man are… Continue reading Watch: Starting out as an artist in 2020 – Platform Award 2020

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Loving Light Meditation – Oxford Christmas Light Festival

Oxford Christmas Light Festival is always a beautiful time of year in the city, and this November it’s been appreciated more than ever. This special Loving Light Meditation by local yoga teacher, Najia Bagi is created especially for the city’s light celebrations and is perfect for all ages. Follow it in our video below. 

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Share the light

In 2020 to celebrate exhibition Kiki Smith: I am a Wanderer, Modern Art Oxford worked with Paperstarlights to transform our yard space for the festive season. The eye-catching display caught a lot of attention and the stars were available to buy from our shop so you could take one home with you! 2020 has been a… Continue reading Share the light

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Spotlight on: Maori guide and anthropologist Makereti

In this post we take a closer look at the life and work of Maori guide and anthropologist Makereti (1873-1930), one of the women anthropologists who inspired Mariana Castillo Deball’s exhibition Between making and knowing something. Deball was inspired by the archives of four women anthropologists held across the Pitt Rivers Museum collection and the Smithsonian… Continue reading Spotlight on: Maori guide and anthropologist Makereti

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