Our temporary gallery space on the ground floor hosts an exciting programme of temporary and visiting exhibitions, working with partners such as the National Portrait Gallery, the Ashmolean, the V&A and the Hayward Gallery in London.
Art of the Wild: Gertrude Hermes and the Natural World
7 Feb – 4 May 2020
One of the most innovative wood engravers of the twentieth century, Gertrude Hermes OBE developed a highly distinctive style that combined technical virtuosity with bold imagination. Drawing on the rich collections of the Ashmolean Museum, this exhibition demonstrates Hermes’s enduring fascination with the natural world – from her Jazz Age bird, fish and flower prints to monumental coloured linocuts of the 1950s.
Gertrude Hermes: The Swimmers
© The Estate of Gertrude Hermes
© The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford