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galleries and exhibitions

Major Exhibitions

Major Exhibitions in BathBath boasts some exquisite art galleries and museums for you to explore. The city attracts many established artists and displays some of the most interesting and diverse pieces of fine and contemporary art. You will find examples of sculpture, photography and crafts as well as ever changing exhibitions and art events in Bath that often spill out onto the city’s historic streets.

Find out what’s on in Bath at the art galleries and museums in 2013.


American Museum

Gangsters & Gunslingers Gangsters & Gunslingers brings together two defining chapters in the history of the United States that shaped America’s national identity: the Wild West (mid 1860s to the late 1880s) and the wild years of the Prohibition/Depression era (1920s and early 1930s). 23 March – 3 November 2013


Herschel Museum

Making Light of It This new exhibition looks at William Herschel’s work on the sun, infra red and telescopes. 10 July – 16 October 2013


Holburne Museum

Rembrandt and his Contemporaries: Paintings from the Royal Collection Generously lent from the Royal Collection this ravishing exhibition displays some of the Queen’s greatest treasures and includes many masterpieces. 22 May – 29 September 2013

Ruby’s Room: Photographic Miniatures by Bettina von Zwehl Bettina’s new work develops her recent experiments with photographic miniatures and the idea of the eye portrait. 22 May – 1 September 2013

Coppiced Wood: New Work by Junko Mori An exhibition of new work that is a direct response to the unique position of the Holburne Museum within the eighteenth-century landscape of Sydney Gardens. 6 July – 8 September 2013


Fashion Museum

Laura Ashley: The Romantic Heroine To celebrate the 60th anniversary in 2013 of the founding of the Laura Ashley label, the Fashion Museum celebrates the vision of the romantic heroine that Laura Ashley gave to fashion in the 1960s and 1970s. 13 July – 26 August 2013

Fifty Fabulous Frocks The Fashion Museum in Bath celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013 with a special display that will showcase 50 of its most glamorous dresses with the wow factor! 2 February – 31 December 2013


Museum of East Asia Art

A Celebration of 20 Years Highlights A new exhibition to gratefully acknowledge the contributions and generosity of the museum’s major donors and present some highlight pieces that have been donated. 13 July – 5 January 2014