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The Oxhill News

February 2014

This months News



Compton Verney - Exhibition - Moore Rodin

Sat 15 February – Sun 31 August

This ground-breaking international exhibition compares the work of two giants of modern sculpture: Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin. This is the first exhibition to be devoted exclusively to these artists, with major works being displayed in our ‘Capability’ Brown landscape as well as in our exhibition spaces.

In the grounds

Enjoy ten large scale works which complement, challenge and create new perspectives to vistas ‘Capability’ Brown formed in the 1760s. Amongst these amazing pieces is one of Rodin’s most famous works, Monument to the Burghers of Calais (usually on display outside the Houses of Parliament), Moore’s magnificent monumental Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae (1968) and The Arch (1969). Included in collections and grounds admission. The exhibition organised in collaboration with The Henry Moore Foundation and musée Rodin, Paris.

Inside the galleries

Gain an amazing insight into the works of these two artists. Explore the parallels between their treatment of the figure through a beautiful collection of drawings and models made for larger works. See a special display curated by Moore’s daughter Mary which reveals both artists as keen collectors of antiquities and found objects which profoundly influenced their work. The final treat is a display of rarely seen archival documents and photographs taken by Henry Moore revealing that "…as time has gone on, my admiration for Rodin has grown and grown". Included in exhibition, collections and grounds admission. Exhibition paint kindly supplied by Farrow & Ball.


Moore Rodin - daily from Sat 15 February – Sun 31 August

See sculptors’ tools like those used by Moore and Rodin and find out more about the art of sculpture and bronze casting through videos and books. Then become a curator in our collecting and curating activity. Included in exhibition, collections and grounds admission.

10th Birthday Party  Mon 5 May, 11am – 5pm

In 2014 Compton Verney’s doors will have been open for a decade, so come along and join in with our big 10th birthday party! There will be lots to do for all the family so have fun with games, music, arty activities and a look back to the past 10 years. So help us celebrate the past and look forward to our exciting future.

Meet the Tudors family day - Part of the Shakespeare week celebrations

Sun 23 March, 12.30pm and 2.30pm

Come face to face key figures from Shakespeare’s time, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Edward VI, in our British Portraits gallery. Discover the secrets of Tudor portraits, dress up in replica costumes and see how many Tudor objects you can identify in our mystery box challenge.

Included in collections and grounds admission.

Warwickshire Slow Art Day Sat 12 April, 2pm – 4pm

Slow art day is an international event, taking place on the same day across many locations. Pick up a specially designed trail to guide you through our permanent Collection. Take time to appreciate the artworks and discuss your thoughts with members of the Compton Verney Programming team.

Included in collections and grounds admission.

Tree climbing  Tues 15 April and Sat 31 May

Reach new heights in our tree climbing activity. Two experts will teach you how to enter a tree’s canopy. Climb all the way to the top for some fantastic views! Suitable for ages 6+.

Museums at Night  Thursday 15 May, 5.30-8.30pm

Special late night opening at Compton Verney. See the wonderful Moore and Rodin sculptures and explore the exhibitions and grounds in the early evening. Included in exhibition, collections and grounds admission.

for further details contact the marketing department on 01926 645500 or email info@comptonverney.org.uk

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Last modified: February 05, 2014