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Cezanne and Tutankhamun at the Ashmolean

Date Posted: 10/02/2014

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has announced details of its major exhibitions for this year, including a display of masterpieces by Cézanne and an in-depth look into the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Cézanne and the Modern, running from 13th March to 22nd June includes a group of paintings and watercolours by Cézanne, as well as paintings and sculptures by artists including Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Manet, Edgar Degas and Modigliani.

Following this will be the Discovering Tutankhamun display from 24th July to 26th October.

This summer exhibition will tell the story of one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century.

School groups can find out more about the hunt for the tomb and the thrill of its discovery. Howard Carter’s original records, drawings and photographs will also be on display.

The Eye of the Needle: English Embroideries from the Feller Collection running concurrently to Discovering Tutankhamun (1st August to 12th October) will display a selection of 17th-century embroideries from the internationally-renowned Feller Collection, together with examples from the Ashmolean’s own holdings.

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Photo credit: Griffith Institute University of Oxford.

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