Exhibitions

ART OF POWER 
MASTERPIECES FROM THE BUTE COLLECTION
31 MARCH 2017 – 14 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.

The exhibition reveals a selection of rarely-seen masterpieces collected by the fascinating Enlightenment figure, John Stuart, Third Earl of Bute (1713-1792). After retiring from politics, Bute amassed a great art collection, which was particularly renowned for its Dutch and Flemish paintings.

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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.

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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.

Watch this space for more details on this exhibition!

Visit the Hunterian website here.