About us

Founded in 1965, Modern Art Oxford is a visual art gallery devoted to presenting exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. We have a national and international reputation for the quality of our exhibitions and accompanying community and education programme. Funded primarily by Arts Council England, with support from Oxford City Council, all of our exhibitions and many of our events, activities and workshops are free for visitors.

From landmark solo presentations to pioneering group exhibitions, visiting Modern Art Oxford will keep you up to date with the most exciting developments in international art. You can also relax in our café, purchase unique gifts in the shop, and participate in our vibrant events programme which includes talks, discussions, contemporary music and film nights.

View some of artists talking about their exhibitions via our Channel

Modern Art Oxford’s exhibition programme is devised by
the curatorial team and is planned up to two years in advance,
with exhibitions and projects arising from direct invitations
to artists. We are rarely able to accommodate unsolicited
proposals for exhibitions.
If you choose to make a submission, it will be reviewed
individually by a member of the exhibitions team and a reply
will be sent to you. However, due to the number of submissions we receive, Modern Art Oxford cannot guarantee individual feedback.

Submissions and proposals should be sent to:
programme@modernartoxford.org.uk or

Programme Department
Modern Art Oxford
30 Pembroke Street
Oxford OX1 1BP

Your submission will be returned if accompanied by a SAE.


Jenny Saville, 2012 installation shot, © Modern Art Oxford. Photography by Mike Bruce


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