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The British Museum: Lines of thought – drawing from Michelangelo to now

Date

03 January 2017 - 28 February 2017

Time

Tickets valid all day - see below for opening hours

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Exhibition

This exhibition is closing soon! Dont miss out - the final day is 28th February.

From Dürer to Degas, Michelangelo to Matisse, Rembrandt to Riley - Lines of thought uncovers the genius behind the drawings of some of art's most prominent masters.

The greatest gathering of artistic talent ever seen in Hull - in one exhibition. From Dürer to Degas, Michelangelo to Matisse, Rembrandt to Riley, this exhibition examines the process and practice of drawing, illustrated by a selection of work created over 500 years. Lines of thought uncovers the genius behind the drawings of some of art's most prominent masters giving us fresh insight into the creative impulse of some of the world's greatest artists.

Opening hours

Free admission, but donations are welcome. For group bookings, please contact M.LewsleyStier@hull.ac.uk. 

Tickets are valid for entry all day - you do not book an individual slot. 

Monday - Friday 10.00 am - 7.00 pm BOOK
Saturday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm BOOK
Sunday 11.00 am - 4.00 pm BOOK

Please note that the exhibition might sometimes be closed to the public for teaching and learning events. Please check the website for updates before making the journey.

The exhibition will not be open during the following timeslots

Monday 6 February - reduced opening: 12pm - 5pm
Wednesday 15 February - restricted access from 10.00 - 11.30am

University campus: directions and car parking

If you wish to attend the exhibition on a weekday between 10:00am - 6:00pm, we suggest using public transport as there will no car parking available on site. Car parking will be available after 6:00pm or on weekends. 

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Reviews

Richard Hawkes

Hull University now has a superb art gallery and adjacent venue to host touring exhibitions. What a fantastic coup to start with this Who’s Who of great artists from the British Museum, including drawings by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Rubens, Matisse and Picasso.  My favourite drawing was a small, fluid pen and ink study by Rubens of a dance.  Most of these drawings only come out on display every 10-12 years so I recommend grabbing this great, free opportunity to see them here in Hull before they head to Northern Ireland then America.

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