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Events for 24th Apr 2017

Characters from the Collection

An engraving of a historical boxing match on Pitchcroft in Worcester
  • Date: 18th February 2017 - 13th January 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: Free

This new display around the museum's atmospheric balcony cafe brings out a selection of rarely-displayed paintings from the museum collection and introduces their accompanying stories.

From film stars to artist's muses to great Worcester leaders, the Worcester City museum collection includes pictures of many interesting characters, ones you'll know and ones you won't. 


David Cox and his Contemporaries

A David Cox watercolour showing a man on horseback at a crossroads

David Cox, the Crossroad, 1847. Copyright Worcester City Collection.

  • Date: 11th February 2017 - 03rd June 2017
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: Free

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of David Cox and his contemporaries Turner and Constable in an exhibition exploring Cox's position in the great age of British watercolour painting.

Discover the vibrant art scene of the West Midlands during the nineteenth century through the work of Birmingham born David Cox.

Renowned for his landscape paintings, this exhibition explores the artists that influenced Cox, as well as the influence that his own work and writing had on watercolour painting, landscape art and the vibrant artistic communities of the Midlands. Bringing together Worcester's amazing collection of paintings by Cox with works high profile loans by Turner and Constable from the British Museum, this exhibition uses rarely displayed artworks to explore Cox's place as a world class artist.

Taking the story of making and collecting art into the 21st century, the exhibition will also host work by recent graduates as part of New Art West Midlands 2017, accompanied by a selection of works from the Worcester City collection acquired through the Contemporary Art Society.

Download artist's guide to David Cox

Download children's guide to David Cox 

Enquiring Minds

Oil painting of picturesque hills
  • Date: 14th January 2017 - 11th November 2017
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: Free

Visitors can discover and celebrate this rather special period from Worcester's past in this exhibition drawn from the museum collection and some special items on loan.

Seemingly impossible engineering feats, global wildlife explorations, early investigations into iron-age man, world-renowned artist sketching trips: all these amazing activities were happening in Worcester a hundred and fifty years ago. Worcester was a burgeoning cultural city in a busy changing landscape.

Exhibition highlights are drawings by naturalist John Gould, land- and cityscape watercolours by artist HH Lines and local artefacts discovered by famous archaeologist Pitt Rivers. 

Hartlebury Castle’s History as a WWI Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital: 'A Happy Convalescence'

A WWI nurse's uniform
  • Date: 12th March 2016 - 01st March 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: Adults £5, Seniors £2.50, Children (aged 5-16) £2.50, Family Ticket £13 (admits 2 adults & 2 children)

Stories of fun, friendship and romance that offered a brief respite from the front lines for injured soldiers sent to recover at Hartlebury Castle Hospital.

The exhibition will feature real objects from the trenches, including gas masks, cigarettes and even a surgeon's kit used at the front. The exhibition has been curated from Museum Worcestershire’s collection along with loans from George Marshall Medical Museum, The Mercian Regiment Museum and from local people.

A Happy Convalescence, is part of the Worcestershire World War One Hundred project.

Find out more

The County Museum at Hartlebury closes Mondays.

Please visit the County Museum at Hartlebury page for opening information

Spring Craft Case 2017

A selection of greetings cards and bracelets made form Liberty material
  • Date: 07th March 2017 - 09th May 2017
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: Free

Our Spring Craft Case 2017 shows a selection of glass beaded jewellery by Sulamith Kilian-Carter, greeting cards and bracelets by Lisa Iannantuoni and watercolour paintings on card by Sue Rickhuss.

This Spring Craftcase 2017 shows a colourful selection of glass beaded jewellery made by jewellery maker Sulamith Kilian-Carter. A selection of greetings cards and bracelets using original Liberty material by Lisa Iannantuoni. Original Miniture landscape watercolour paintings on card by artist Sue Rickhuss. 

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