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Future Exhibitions

Paul Scott: New American Scenery

26 September– 28 February 2021

New American Scenery showcases the latest ceramic works by the contemporary Cumbrian artist Paul Scott, featuring works of historical transferwares that have been updated for today's audience. Scott spent five years investigating early blue and white transferwares that were shipped from Staffordshire to the United States in the 19th century.
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Regeneration Possibility. Choice. Change

21 November 2020 – 28 February 2021

A show of new oils by Martin Kinnear, inspired by the Museum, its collections, places and objects which define the human condition. Exploring themes of possibility, choice and change this exhibition will help you appreciate what we can all achieve.

Monticelli: The Techniques and Influence of an Unfashionable Artist

13 February 2021 – 16 May 2021

Adolphe Monticelli was greatly admired by Joséphine Bowes who bought three of his paintings in the 1860s. Later he was to influence both Cézanne and Van Gogh. Van Gogh was a huge admirer of Monticelli’s techniques and following his example adopted a brighter and bolder palette. Find out more about this important but lesser known artist in this in focus display.
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The Adventures of Clara

17 July 2021– 14 November 2021

In 1738 Clara was the most famous rhinoceros in Europe. She travelled the world inspiring people and creating a sensation; letters, poems, songs, paintings, books and sculptures like our very own were produced. This exhibition will tour the globe so you can see, hear, smell and learn how Clara lived and what she did. You can also find out how to help save rhinos for the future.

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