Modern Art Oxford

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Founded in 1965, Modern Art Oxford is a visual art gallery devoted to presenting exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. We have a national and international reputation for the quality of our exhibitions and accompanying community and education programme. Funded primarily by Arts Council England, all of our exhibitions and many of our events, activities and workshops are free for visitors.

From landmark solo presentations to pioneering group exhibitions, visiting Modern Art Oxford will keep you up to date with the most exciting developments in international art.You can also relax in our café, purchase unique gifts in the shop, and participate in our vibrant events, programme which includes talks, discussions, contemporary music and film nights.

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Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10.00 – 17.00
Wednesday: 10.00 – 17.00
Thursday: 10.00 – 22.00, galleries close at 19.00
Friday: 10.00 – 22.00, galleries close at 19.00
Saturday: 10.00 – 22.00, galleries close at 19.00
Sunday: 12.00 – 17.00

Modern Art Oxford is closed on Mondays

Admission charges

Admission to Modern Art Oxford and all exhibitions is free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
View of the work being made by Mir and her collaborators

Aleksandra Mir - Space Tapestry: Human Spaceflight and Earth Observation

  • 24 June — 12 November 2017 *on now

New chapters of Aleksandra Mir’s ongoing work Space Tapestry span the walls of Modern Art Oxford’s Piper gallery. The huge monochrome drawings are inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and the artists who depicted Halley’s Comet in 1066. Much like a graphic novel, Space Tapestry tells an episodic visual story of Space travel. Mir has brought together a team of collaborators aged 18 to 24, to draw the work collectively in her studio. At Modern Art Oxford, Mir presents Space Tapestry: Earth Observation & Human Spaceflight.

The drawings contemplate the future possibilities of Space and the evolution of advanced technology — particularly satellites and human space flight — in relations to our daily lives. The works explore the balance of technological progress and humanistic objectives, expressed through the work’s layered and participatory execution.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Image of a matador and her cape

Rose Finn-Kelcey: Life Belief and Beyond

  • 15 July — 15 October 2017

Life, Belief and Beyond focuses on explorations of power, performance, belief, spirituality and perceptions of the self. A central figure in the performance and feminist art scenes in Britain for over four decades, Finn-Kelcey’s work is conceptually powerful, profound and is characterised by a dry wit. She had a far-reaching influence on British conceptual art in the 1970s and 80s, extending to the generation of Young British Artists in the 1990s as she began to realise large-scale and technically complex installations.

This exhibition presents works from the early 1970s to 2014, providing examples of Finn-Kelcey’s diverse and exacting practice. The works are presented alongside photographs, collage, performance documentation, sketches in progress and preparatory materials which have never before been exhibited.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Modern Art Oxford
30 Pembroke Street



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01865 722733

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01865 813830


01865 722573

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