Detail of fruit and flowers from a ceramic from the Museum collection
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‘Burning Belief’ By Anthony Clark A.R.C.A

27 February – 1 May 2016
Featuring over 50 paintings, drawings and etchings by the renowned artist Anthony Clark...more

English Rose – Feminine Beauty from Van Dyck to Sargent
14 May - 25 September 2016
This exhibition celebrates nearly five hundred years of English female beauty, from  the court beauties of the 17th century to the society ladies of Edwardian England. Featuring two wonderful portraits by Anthony Van Dyck of Olivia Boteler Porter, depicting her as beauty of the court of Charles I alongside a range of English beauties depicted through the years ...more

From Temple to Home: Celebrating Ganesha
21 May - 18 September 2016
This vibrant, colourful exhibition is coming to The Bowes Museum from the British Museum. The exhibition centres on a large stone sculpture of the elephant-headed god Ganesha, depicted standing on a lotus petal. The arch supporting the figure is decorated with the mask of a lion, flanked by aquatic monsters...more