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Modern Art Oxford

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Address: 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, England
Phone Number:
+44 1865 722733
11:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 18:00

Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK's leading galleries for the presentation...

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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Are you a fan of modern art? If so then you must visit.

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David T
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 artists work. The gallery spaces themselves are very professional and well laid out. We were... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 your level of interest allow half an hour min.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 free, and there's a covered courtyard space with tables if all you want is a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 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.

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Reviewed 19 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.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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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 works were well displayed. There is a cafe and small shop. If the art had... More 

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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 film screenings & performances. If you like young statement-making artists, it's worth the visit and... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Off the beaten track as part of an art gallery, which has exhibitions not to everybody's taste. So the coffee shop is not too crowded. The coffee is good and cakes are nice. Good to relax.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you are seeking a nice day out, inspiration, interesting art and ideas and helpful museum staff, forget about this place. No museum could be as utterly arid and unrewarding as Modern Oxford! A visit to this hyped-up venue for contemporary art is simply a waste of your valuable time and effort, so avoid it like the plague. You will... More 

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