Current Exhibitions

The Bowes Museum offers an ongoing programme of exhibitions to complement the display of its permanent collections. These range from major blockbusters often curated by staff, here at the Museum, to touring exhibitions and works on loan from other institutions.

Current Exhibitions in 2018

Jonathan Yeo: Skin Deep

10 March – 17 June 2018

Yeo - acclaimed worldwide for his depictions of public figures including Dennis Hopper, Nicole Kidman, Cara Delevingne, Damien Hirst, Malala Yousafzai, Tony Blair, and members of the Royal family - explores the processes involved in cosmetic surgery, what it tells us about an individual’s self-image, perceived cultural ideals of beauty, and the psychology behind an endless search for perfection.
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A Portrait of Place

10 February - 13 May 2018

A series of our overlay, pushed bowl forms, with colours moving through the seasons, exploring the landscape of Teesdale & The Bowes Museum.
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Joséphine Bowes – The Woman Of Fashion

26 August – 10 June 2018

Building on the theme and popularity of Joséphine Bowes – A Woman of Taste and Influence, a recent exhibition which paid tribute to the woman who was a driving force behind the Museum’s creation, this in-focus display highlights her influence as a socialite and devotee of fashion.
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