Oxford Art Galleries
(Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK)
An elegant university city brimming with culture, the art galleries of Oxford add a further element for sightseers looking to experience all of the main attractions available. The city's premier gallery is the Modern Art Oxford, which is located along Pembroke Street and stands right next to the Marks and Spencer Food Hall, close to St. Aldate's Church.
Those driving to the Modern Art Oxford gallery will be pleased to find a nearby public car park located next to the Westgate Centre, while the train station is just a ten-minute walk away. Past visiting artists have included the likes of Tracey Emin, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Monica Bonvicini and Stella Vine.
Modern Art Oxford
Address: 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP, England
Tel: +44 (0)1865 722 733
Situated in the centre of the city and formerly known as the Museum of Modern Art until 2002, Modern Art Oxford was founded in the mid-20th century and is home to a wealth of modern art, including paintings, sketches, sculptures, pottery and photography. Housed in a vast building, formerly a warehouse, this popular institution has many spectacular temporary art exhibitions, seasonal events, concerts, workshops, talks and a comprehensive gift shop.
Open hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, Friday to Sunday - 11:00 to 18:00, Thursday - 11:00 to 21:00
Christ Church Picture Gallery
Address: Christ Church, Oxford, OX1 1DP, England
Tel: +44 (0)1865 276 172
The highly regarded Christ Church Picture Gallery is one of the leading art venues in the city and is located in the St. Aldates area. With a vast collection of paintings, drawings, sketches and sculptures, including some by world-famous artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, the Christ Church Picture Gallery features many permanent displays of art. There are also has a number of additional interesting art-related displays, such as glasswork and ceramics.
Open hours: May to September; Monday to Saturday - 10:30 to 17:00, Sunday - 14:00 to 17:00; October to April; Monday to Saturday - 10:30 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 16:30, Sunday - 14:00 to 16:30
Inspires Art Gallery
Address: 27 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX1 2HU, England
Tel: +44 (0)1865 556555
Inspires Art Gallery is a popular commercial establishment situated close to the very heart of city centre. With a particularly diverse collection of art work, including modern sculptures, ceramics, oil paintings and a number of water colours by leading South African artists, this venue also exhibits work by local artists. Other attractions at Inspires include many seasonal events and temporary art exhibitions.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday - 09:30 to 18:00
Other noteworthy art galleries within the city of Oxford include the following:
Oxford Fine Art
Address: Farleigh, Orchard Lane, Old Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5JH, England
Tel: +44 (0)1865 730 138
Address: 16 North Parade Avenue, Oxford, OX2 6LX, England
Tel: +44 (0)1865 514 870
Address: 23 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AH, England
Tel: +44 (0)1865 242 731
Art In Action Gallery
Address: Horticultural Centre, Waterperry, Oxford, OX33 1JZ, England
Tel: +44 (0)1844 338 085