The Bowes Museum

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.

Quiltscapes and Quiltline by Pauline Burbidge
28 November - 10 April 2016
This renowned contemporary quiltmaker has produced many commissioned pieces for international museums and collectors...more

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Magic in the Muse
28 November - 24 April 2016
Forming part of the Artist Rooms project, a major national initiative led by the Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland, this exhibition explores renowned American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s work...more

New Light
17 October - 7 February 2016
Hotly tipped as one of the most exciting shows of contemporary work in the North, with the prestigious Valeria Sykes Prize heading up a range of other awards for best work by Northern artists in this selling exhibition...more

200th Anniversary Of Battle Of Waterloo
June - 
To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a group of volunteers and students, supported by staff at The Bowes Museum, have curated a display showing...more

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