250 Reasons for 250 Years

Event date
18 Jun 2015 to 12 Oct 2015
Event time
10:30 - 17:00
Christ Church Picture Gallery
Christ Church
Venue details

via Canterbury Gate in Oriel Square

Event type
Event cost
Entrance to the Picture Gallery £4/£2, members of the University free
Disabled access?
Booking required
Not required

2015 marks 250 years since General John Guise bequeathed his collection of over 200 paintings and almost 2000 drawings to Christ Church. In addition to our exhibition 'Undisputed Masterpieces', we are celebrating the anniversary in an exciting collaborative format: an installation of 250 cards displayed in the Picture Gallery. Blank cards were sent to members of the Christ Church community -- to artists, scholars, students, and others -- with the request that they write down their thoughts about why art matters, why we should celebrate art benefactors like Guise, and why those who preserve, research, present, and create art still matter today. We have begun installing these cards in the Picture Gallery, one for each year since the Guise bequest. Join in this project and have your thoughts displayed in the Picture Gallery! Call or email the gallery (01865 276172 or picturegallery@chch.ox.ac.uk) and we will send you a blank postcard to fill in and return to us. You can also drop by the Picture Gallery during open hours to pick up a card.