Temporary Exhibitions

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.

Current Exhibition

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.

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Gertrude Hermes: The Swimmers
© The Estate of Gertrude Hermes
© The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford