Reframing Reynolds: A Celebration

Reframing Reynolds: A Celebration
The Box, Plymouth

When: 24 June 2023 to 29 October 2023
Where: The Box, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AX
Time: 10am - 5pm
Cost: Admission free. No need to book.
Suitable for: Any age

This major exhibition celebrates the 300th anniversary of the birth of famous portrait 18th century portrait artist Sir Joshua Reynolds, who was born in Plympton St Maurice, just outside Plymouth.

‘Reframing Reynolds: A Celebration’ explores Reynolds' career within a global context, highlighting themes such as image, identity, his studio practice, his early career in Plymouth Dock (now Devonport) and his use of pigment, colour and light.

The exhibition includes important works from The Box's permanent collection plus loans from significant national and private collections including Tate, The Woburn Abbey Collection, National Trust, National Maritime Museum and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

Reynolds’ enduring legacy and his ongoing relevance for artists today is highlighted through an exciting collaboration with Royal Academician Rana Begum, who has created new works inspired by three of his portraits. Begum's internationally touring 'Dappled Light' exhibition will also be on display at The Box this summer.

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