Online Talk: How the West interacted with Japanese Gardens

June 17, 2021

How the West Interacted with Japanese Gardens Online Talk via Zoom Join Professor Toshio Watanabe as they discuss the popularity of Japanese art and design on the West during the 19th Century and how Japanese aesthetics influenced garden designs. Sunday 4 July at 2pm 45 minute talk followed by Q&A Free of charge, donations welcomed […]

Midsummer Museum Late

June 14, 2021

Museum Late We’re staying open until 8pm on Thursday 24 June for our Midsummer Museum Late. Explore the Russell-Cotes museum and galleries with background music playing and take in the sea-views from the house and terrace cafe. Afternoon or Evening Tea for Two We’re also extending our afternoon teas into the evening to be enjoyed […]

John Thomas: The Japanese Portfolio of a Victorian Decorator

April 9, 2021

Display John Thomas: The Japanese Portfolio of a Victorian Decorator 18 May – 12 September 2021 Print Room John Thomas (c. 1826-c. 1901) was the principal decorator of East Cliff Hall (now the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum). His work can be seen on ceilings, walls, covings, and even stained-glass throughout the building. In 1861, […]

A Century of British Art

November 18, 2020

Exhibition 1 October 2021 – March 2022 Shortly after the ending of the First World War a group of accomplished artists most notably Geoffrey Baker, Head of the Municipal College of Art; Eustace Nash and Leslie Ward formed the Bournemouth Arts Club (BAC) to support and promote art and artists in the area. They invited […]

Hidden Highlights Life in Lockdown

October 6, 2020

Exhibition Hidden Highlights – Life in Lockdown 24 October 2020 – 12 September 2021 Featuring over 80 works from the Russell-Cotes rich and diverse fine art collection, this exhibition reinterprets some of our lesser-seen works through a lockdown lens. As we all continue to struggle to remember everyday life before a global pandemic, Life in […]