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


Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore

7 July - 6 January

A blockbuster of a show and once in a lifetime opportunity to see world leading fashion designs – from Vivienne Westwood, Chanel, Dior, McQueen, YSL, Giles Deacon, Prada & Jean Paul Gaultier and many more – alongside images from the king of catwalk photography, Chris Moore. The Bowes Museum presents iconic fashion moments!
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Charlotte Hodes: Women & Pattern

13 October 2018 - 24 February 2019

This exhibition reveals the way in which Hodes’ practice is informed by historical decorative porcelain and how she transforms her source material to create contemporary imagery with a feminist narrative.
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