Art at Wolfson

Wolfson College actively collects art and manages an outstanding collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, textiles, sculptures and ceramics. Artworks are displayed throughout the college.

We are fortunate that loans from artists, collectors and museums ensure the view is periodically refreshed.

Exhibitions

Art Exhibitions are held regularly in the Private Dining Room and the Florey Room, on the third floor. Private views, with refreshments, which usually take place on Sundays, are advertised in advance and are open to all members. All exhibitions are open daily 10.00 to 19.00 subject to College commitments. Please ring the Lodge on 01865 274100 before visiting.

To find out what exhibition we have on display please see our Event Calendar.

Display Cabinets

A variety of crafts are displayed in the cabinets on the landing outside the common room. The Arts Society welcomes proposals from our members for displays.

College Art Society

The Arts Society which is a sub-committee of the Social and Cultural Committee (SCC) aims to bring together members of College, from different cultures and disciplines, who are interested in the visual arts. Learn more.

Life Drawing Classes and other activities

Life Drawing Workshops take place from time to time. Visits to museums, galleries and art related events are organised from time to time. The Arts Society has a membership of the Tate Gallery which means individuals and groups can attend special exhibitions free of charge.

Picture Loan Scheme

The Loan Scheme means individual members of College, who live in College property, can borrow an original work of art from the Arts Society, to hang in their office or room. Keep an eye on the Newssheet for details of when and where they will next be displayed.

Art Publications

Art Review and Frieze Magazine are available to read in the Common Room, courtesy of Arts Society subscriptions, as well as the magazine of the Tate Gallery.

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News
Events

The latest from Wolfson College

LWA
6 November 2017
Aris Lecture 2017

This year's lecture will be delivered by Emeritus Professor, University of Oslo, Per Kvaerne and Tenzin Kesang of Dharamsala.

Greg Woolf RSL17
30 October 2017
The Ronald Syme Lecture: Migration and the Metropolis: How ancient Rome stayed great

Professor Greg Woolf delivers the Ronald Syme Lecture this year.

23 October 2017
Imagining the Divine: Exhibition

Wolfson scholars collaborate on a unique exhibition on the art of major world religions at the Ashmolean Museum.

Our upcoming events

Networking
21 - 21
Nov Nov
Social Science Table
Tuesday 21 November -
12:45pm to 1:45pm

The Wolfson Social Science Tables are for any Wolfsonians and guests who want to get together every now and again to talk social science. Whether you’re a student or a fellow, whether you've come back from 2 years in the field or have spent the last 2 years struggling with Stata (or a manuscript!), whether you’re an eminent geographer or just someone who wants to figure out what social science means, we’d love to see you at the tables.

Lectures and Seminars
21 - 21
Nov Nov
Lives and Letters
Tuesday 21 November -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

This discussion centres on an understanding and appreciation of letters as repositories of complex meaning, creating unique possibilities that weave together the textual, visual, material, biographical, and cultural. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst and Matt Bevis, University of Oxford, and Hugh Haughton, University of York, will talk about their work on literary letters in relation to life-writing and biographical practice.

Lectures and Seminars
23 - 23
Nov Nov
Travelling and Filming in Gandhara
Thursday 23 November -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

In this public lecture of the Classical Art Research Centre's Gandhara Connections project, the historian and broadcaster Michael Wood will be showing film footage and talking about his travels in the area of ancient Gandhara (roughly northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan) in the course of more than thirty years of documentary film making.