Sunday, 22 May 2011

Peter Blake at the Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum in Bath has had a £15m refit and extension, and was re-opened by the Godfather of Pop Art, Peter Blake, earlier this month. See the TV coverage on The West Country Tonight.

The opening exhibition (until September) is A Museum For Myself which brings together a small selection of Blake's collections and related artwork. Well worth a look (especially seeing the great man himself at the opening). The rest of the Museum has been completely remodelled and contains a collection of ceramics and paintings which are all displayed imaginatively. The highlights include a number of Gainsboroughs and the odd Turner.

The photos below give a taste of the re-opening and the Blake exhibition:

An excellent 144 page exhibition catalogue, with commentary by Peter Blake, is available from the Holburne Museum shop, together with the Elephants and 'Museum for Myself' postcards above, and lots of other PB related stuff. Access to the museum is free.

See also my post on Peter Blake at the Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth.

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