6 March – 2 April
A FREE DISPLAY at the Ashmolean Museum
Gallery 8, Lower Ground Floor
While you’re in Oxford, why not learn more about this beautiful city and it’s historic University? Our Student-led Walking Tour is the most highly rated activity in Oxford; there really is no better way to learn about it. We have several tours leaving throughout each day:
- Our famous Free Walking Tour departs daily at 11:00, 12:30 and 14:00 (as well as 10:00 and 15:30 on Saturdays). Further information here.
- Our Oxford University and City Tour departs daily at 11:00 and 14:00. Further information here.
Customers are invited to see these incredible drawings for FREE, but we highly recommend you book ahead to avoid disappointment: ashmolean.org/event/
For 4 weeks only explore a remarkable group of drawings by Michelangelo which have recently returned from New York where they were a central feature of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is a unique opportunity to view these drawings, as a selection spanning Michelangelo’s career, before they return to the graphic art collections in the Western Art Print Room. Booking is strongly recommended.
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), a towering genius in the history of Western art, is the subject of this impressive exhibition. During his long life, Michelangelo was celebrated for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all the arts. For his mastery of drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, he was called Il Divino (“the divine one”) by his contemporaries. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today.
To book your Free tickets, please use this link: ashmolean.org/event/
Due to unprecedented interest in this free exhibition, timed tickets will be in operation.. Each online transaction is subject to a £1 booking fee. No booking fee is charged when booking in person at the Museum.
If you are already an Ashmolean Member, you do not need to book in advance. Please show your Membership Card at the entrance to Gallery 8.
We are releasing a very limited number of 9am and 9.30am tickets for the exhibition so you can visit in the quiet morning hours, avoiding any queues and crowds. Explore the exhibition before the gallery opens to the public every Friday and Saturday morning, from 9 March until 31 March. Find out more, and book your tickets, at: ashmolean.org/event/
Image: Ideal Head, red chalk, c. 1520–25, Michelangelo (detail)0