Art of Power: 31st March 2017 – 14th January 2018

Art of Power is an exciting new collaborative exhibition, split across two venues, The Hunterian, Glasgow and Mount Stuart and the ticket price covers entry to the exhibition at both.

This two venue exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see major paintings from the Bute Collection at Mount Stuart, one of the foremost private collections in the UK.

Featuring a selection of European and British masterpieces, highlights include works by Jan Steen, Jacob van Ruisdael, Jan Brueghel I, Anthony Van Dyck, Joshua Reynolds, Allan Ramsay, Claude Lorrain and Veronese, many of which have not been on public display in over a century.

A portion of these works will be displayed at the Hunterian, along with works on paper, including botanical illustrations and satirical engravings from the collection. The remainder of the paintings will be displayed at Mount Stuart, where they will be accompanied by historical artefacts, such as costume, letters, and rare books.

31 March 2017 – 14 January 2018* Hunterian Art Gallery and Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute

Admission £6.00/£3.00 concession**

*From 30 October the exhibition at Mount Stuart will be available by appointment only.

**Entry to exhibition at both The Hunterian and Mount Stuart included in ticket price.

Access to the exhibition with an Art of Power ticket will be daily 11.30am-12.30pm or 2.30-3.30pm. Visitors taking a tour of the house will be able to view the exhibition as part of their tour for a limited time only.

Visit the Hunterian website here.


Call for Papers

As part of this exhibition we are running a three-day symposium, inspired by themes explored in the exhibition, which will bring together established and early career scholars from different faculties and professional backgrounds to discuss the dynamic interplay between art, politics and collecting so evident in the life of the 3rd Earl of Bute.  To find out more please contact Dr Caitlin Blackwell ( or download the information below.

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