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.

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

SHELF LIFE – The Ornaments Are Talking To Me. Clarke’s Cabinets of Time Lost, Curated by Mark Clarke
15 October – 12 February 2017

Belfast born artist Mark Clarke ponders the themes of life, love and loss. His poetic interpretations of the homemade shrine explore ideas about dementia, obsession, good and bad taste, collecting and fine art versus outsider art...more 

Echoes of Light
30 July - 30 October 2016

Engraved Glass Exhibition by the Northern Branch of the Guild of Glass Engravers...more

The Dales Pony – 100 years of Service
2 April - 4 September 2016
From the mid-19th century to the end of the second world war, thousands of Dales ponies were to be seen in our northern and midland towns...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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