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Oxford is famed for its incredible museums and buildings, but the city is also home to some truly fantastic art galleries. Whether you’re a fan of Renaissance painters, or you’re into contemporary art, you’ll find a gallery to educate and inspire right here.
Although the city is famed for its historical roots, Oxford also boasts a thriving modern art scene. Set up in 1966, Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary art spaces, which features a regularly changing programme of exhibitions and installations. The gallery’s aim is to make modern art accessible to everyone and as a result, the majority of exhibitions and events it runs are free.
Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP +44 01865 722733
If you’re in the market to invest in a piece of artwork, you must check out this city centre gallery. Featuring paintings from the Old Masters up to Modern British artists, the Aidan Meller Gallery has a rolling schedule of exhibitions that really inspire. With so many beautiful pieces on display, it’s worth a visit even if you’re just planning that imaginary art collection.
Aidan Meller Gallery, 13 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ +44 01865 250550