Detail of fruit and flowers from a ceramic from the Museum collection
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Image and Substance: St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child
12 November - 8 January 2016
Celebrating this outstanding new acquisition of huge artistic, historical and cultural importance, which is of exceptional interest due to its close associations with Dieric Bouts, regarded as one of the leading Netherlandish painters of his time...more

Dining with The Bowes in the 18th Century
19 November - March 2017
This display will show some of the pottery, porcelain and silver which the Bowes family used for both everyday dining and grand entertaining

The Allure of Napoleon
28 January - 19 March 2017
Featuring outstanding artworks held in the collection of The Bowes Museum, this display will offer the opportunity to learn more about the Museum Founders' interest in Napoleon and his times.

Only In England
25 February - 7 May 2017
Fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs. Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw as a disappearing way of life. Humorous yet melancholy, these works had a profound influence on photographer Martin Parr. This exhibition of photographs examines the close relationship between the work of these two important photographers and their fascination with the English.

The BFG in Pictures
14 July 2018 - 30 September 2018
The BFG in Pictures, which tours from the House of Illustration is an exhibition of original Quentin Blake illustrations, prepared for Roald Dahl’s classic story The BFGThe exhibition, curated by Quentin Blake, will contain 40 original artworks, including unpublished illustrations of The BFG