Bath sponsors Holburne exhibition

A dazzling exhibition which dives into one of the most exciting trends in art has arrived at the Holburne Museum sponsored by the University as part of the 50th anniversary of its Royal Charter.

‘Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception’ explores scientific colour theories, a tool where colours other than those painted on the canvas form in the viewer’s eye. It has inspired many artists including Impressionist George Seurat and fits well with this year’s anniversary theme of ‘Looking Further’.

As well as sponsoring the exhibition, the University is involved in a number of events made possible thanks to staff and students from the University departments of Mathematics, Psychology and Computer Science.

These events include the ‘Psychedelic Science Cafe’ on Friday 24 November where you can enjoy after hours access to the exhibition before enjoying a cocktail and some live music. Sunday 26 November sees festive fun come to the Holburne where you can learn how to make tree decorations inspired by works in The Art of Perception exhibition. There will also be a Sixth Form Day on Tuesday 16 January 2018 which will include a visit to the exhibition and a series of short introductory talks on the history of the Op art movement and the psychology, neuroscience and maths behind art and illusion. Bookings to all these events can be made at the Holburne website.

Speaking at the exhibition opening at the Holburne Museum, Chair of Council Thomas Sheppard said “Bath has an impressive cultural heritage and it is important that we nurture this for the benefit of future generations. We are delighted to sponsor this exhibition and to play a part in supporting artistic and scientific endeavours within the city.”

The University has negotiated with the Museum that staff and students will have free access to all temporary exhibitions - on presentation of a Library card.

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