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Modern Art Oxford

30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, England
+44 1865 722733
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Good gallery and cafe

This is a great gallery, often with really good exhibitions and offering a way to "escape" from the... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Oxford, United Kingdom
An interesting hour away from the crowds

Interesting exhibitions and very peaceful and free ! Would definitely drop by next time I'm in... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK's leading galleries for the presentation of modern and contemporary visual art, with an established international reputation. Our programme includes temporary exhibitions by artists from all over the world, live events, educational and family activities. Admission to the exhibitions is free.Opening hours: Tuesday and Wednesday: Galleries, Shop, Café & Bar 10am-5pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Galleries 10am-7pm, Shop, Café & Bar 10am-10pm Sunday: Galleries, Shop, Café & Bar 12pm-5pmMonday: ClosedCafé & Bar:During the summer, the Café & Bar is located in The Yard, a sheltered 'indoor-outdoor' arcade designed by dRMM Architects and artist Richard Woods, on St Ebbe's Street.Access:Full access by lift to all public floors. Guide dogs, hearing and registered assistance dogs are welcome. Exhibition and programme guides are available in large print on request. A portable induction loop is available from the Front Desk. There is an accessible toilet in the basement. There are three parking spaces for badge holders in St. Ebbe’s Street. Additional parking is available at the Westgate Shopping Centre.
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30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, England
+44 1865 722733
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is a great gallery, often with really good exhibitions and offering a way to "escape" from the busy streets of Oxford. Gifted curators. And should you be there around lunch time, it's worth visiting the cafe that serves a narrow collection of really good...More

Thank Mosch65
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Interesting exhibitions and very peaceful and free ! Would definitely drop by next time I'm in Oxford

Thank Jill0310
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I have always visited the Modern Art in Oxford and have seen exhibitions that I loved and seen stuff I didn't like much. That is the way Modern Art challenges and/or impresses us. Most recently we went and I was a bit undecided about the...More

Thank timgW2557YM
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Easy to get to in the centre of Oxford this free gallery is worth a visit. Donations welcomed. The gallery is a charity relying on donations. Shop, cafe and loos. The art changes regularly and some very good exhibitions come to this gallery. Depending on...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Whilst modern art is pretty subjective, the space here is really tranquil and has good amenities. There's an interesting stock of cards and gifts a available in the shop, a great little cafe, and I understand the space can be hired for events. Entry is...More

Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Want to see some up and coming artists? Make sure you include the Modern Art Oxford in your itinerary, It's only small so won't take you long, the current Lubaina Himid: Invisible Strategies exhibition is really powerful, well worth a visit.

2  Thank Emma D
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A must place to visit if in Oxford, lovely fare at good prices and a lovely atmosphere. It's out of the way so make sure you ask someone where Pembroke St is.

2  Thank Graham K
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Nice small compact location. The exhibiting artist was British artist Lubaina Himid. Her work might not appeal to the majority but I enjoyed it. Allocate 60 to 90 minutes for a visit here.

1  Thank Happy_Holidays_7654
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a fine building (originally a brewery) and has light, airy galleries. There is no core collection but instead it houses exhibitions. The offer when we visited in Feb 2017 was works by Lubaina Himid. We were not familiar with this artist but her...More

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Recently visited the Kaleidoscope exhibit celebrating 50 years of all things Modern Art Oxford. It was not just out there art but progressive and unusual and abstract. It's stuff that gets the mind going. It's a great space to explore and the downstairs area features...More

Thank gomezofNYandLA
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