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A photo of the 2013 'Ida Kar: Bohemian Photographer' exhibition at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Exhibitions and Displays

Uncovered Season
September to December 2014

Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor Discovery

See the amazing archaeological finds from a prehistoric burial site discovered in a remote spot on Dartmoor for the very first time! This is a partnership exhibition with the Dartmoor National Park Authority
Now on display! Until Saturday 13 December 2014

Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 Years of Art Walking

A major touring exhibition that examines the many ways that artists since the 1960s have undertaken the universal act of taking a walk as a means to create new art.
Now on display! Until Saturday 13 December 2014

In the Frame: Plymouth's Portraits Revealed

See our newest acquisition - an early self-portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds - as well as portraits of characters in the collection who are rarely seen. Come face to face with some of Plymouth’s maritime greats as well as important local faces and families.
From Saturday 13 December 2014

Plymouth Remembers Programme
Throughout 2014

Plymouth's Great War: Three Towns United in Conflict

Come and see an exhibition that gives a unique overview of the First World War from a Plymouth perspective.
Now on display! Until Saturday 29 November 2014

Looking ahead

Open for Business

In 2013, Multistory and Magnum Photos commissioned nine of the world’s leading photographers to document contemporary British manufacturing. Stuart Franklin, David Hurn, Peter Marlow, Martin Parr, Mark Power, Chris Steele-Perkins, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Bruce Gilden and Jonas Bendiksen visited over 100 workplaces across the UK, including 11 from the Plymouth area. Their photographs take us from traditional, handmade crafts to modern, intelligent automation; from foundries and assembly lines to research laboratories and high tech cleanrooms. Their images portray an economic sector of extraordinary resilience and diversity.
17 January to 12 March 2015

Beauty and Power: Plymouth's Greatest Gift -
The Cottonian Collection

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of this outstanding Collection of 14th to 19th century prints, drawings, sculptures and books being gifted to the City Museum and Art Gallery, come and discover more about its most precious items and the men who built it.
24 January to 9 May 2015

Please note: for exhibitions that are in development, details are sometimes subject to change. If you are making a special trip to visit an exhibition or display we strongly advise that you keep checking this website for the most up-to-date information or call us on 01752 304774.