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Bowes Museum's art season opens with landscape exhibition

Date Posted: 18/01/2013

The Bowes Museum in County Durham has released details of its forthcoming exhibitions and events programme for this year.

Running until 28th April is exhibition Rokeby: Poetry & Landscape; Walter Scott & Turner. Inspired by Scott’s epic poem it features landscapes and highlights the importance of the dale in the development of landscape painting in Britain.

From 24th April to 2nd June, Manet’s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus, recently successfully saved for the nation by the Ashmolean Museum and the Art Fund, will be at the museum. This major work comes to the Bowes on the first stop of a national tour.

On display from 27th April to 6th October, group travel organisers can take parties to see exhibition Jeremiah Dixon: Scientist, Surveyor & Stargazer. Dixon, a surveyor and astronomer, was brought up in County Durham, about eight miles away from where The Bowes Museum now stands.

Fashion exhibition, Dreamscapes, featuring work from leading fashion photographer, Tim Walker will run from the 25th May until 1st September. Walker’s images have graced the pages of Vogue for over a decade.

In addition to its exhibition programme, the museum runs a large programme of events and workshops suitable for group travel organisers to book.

For further group travel information visit

Pictured: Stella Tennant pink powder cloud Eglingham Hall Northumberland 2007 (Photo credit: Tim Walker).


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