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The importance of South Asian miniature painting
Exhibition - Feb 2024

The importance of South Asian miniature painting

Miniature painting played a crucial role in shaping South Asia's visual culture and was instrumental in showcasing the region's artistic traditions to the world. Find out why this style of painting has been so collectable in the past and its relevance to the contemporary artists featured in our latest exhibition.

Castle Street ceramics help shed light on Commercial Wharf finds | The Box Plymouth
Collections - Feb 2024

Castle Street ceramics help shed light on Commercial Wharf finds

At the beginning of 2022 Plymouth Archaeology Society noticed that 17th century ceramics were being uncovered during repairs to a harbour wall at Commercial Wharf. Their investigation revealed evidence about the sequence of building at the site and was featured in an episode of the BBC's ‘Digging for Britain’.

Key facts about South Asia | The Box Plymouth
News - Feb 2024

Key facts about South Asia

Our latest exhibition explores how modern and contemporary artists have been inspired by the historic miniature paintings of South Asia - but how much do you know about this fascinating part of the world? Here are five key facts about the South Asian region.

Nationally touring exhibition featuring rarely seen works heads to The Box | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Feb 2024

Nationally touring exhibition featuring rarely seen works heads to The Box

A major touring exhibition that explores the many different ways in which 20th century and contemporary artists have been inspired by the tradition of South Asian miniature painting will be on display in the St Luke’s church gallery at The Box from 17 February until 2 June 2024.

The Box joins forces with local partners for free climate-inspired teacher’s events | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Jan 2024

The Box joins forces with local partners for free climate-inspired teacher’s events

A unique collaboration between The Box, the Ocean Conservation Trust, University of Plymouth and Surfers Against Sewage is bringing two days of free CPD opportunities for teachers to the city this February.

Free things to do at The Box this January | The Box Plymouth
News - Jan 2024

Free things to do at The Box this January

January can be a tough month after the expense of Christmas. If you’re feeling the pinch, here are all the things you can do for free at The Box!

Archives insight: Devonport 200 | The Box Plymouth
History - Jan 2024

Archives insight: Devonport 200

Did you know 1 January 2024 marks the 200th anniversary of the town of Dock (or Plymouth-Dock) becoming known as Devonport?

Growth, decay and everything in between: Jan van Huysum, Paulus Theodorus van Brussel and Jan Weenix | The Box Plymouth
Art - Dec 2023

Growth, decay and everything in between: Jan van Huysum, Paulus Theodorus van Brussel and Jan Weenix

Lavish arrangements, imaginary bouquets, fruit, flowers, beauty and decay; our online tour of the beautiful ‘Dutch Flowers’ exhibition concludes with artists Jan van Huysum, Paulus Theodorus van Brussel and Jan Weenix.

Top five things to know about John Akomfrah
Art - Dec 2023

Top five things to know about John Akomfrah

If you're new to John Akomfrah's work, here's some essential things to know about this important contemporary filmmaker and visual artist.

2024 exhibition programme is unveiled | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Nov 2023

2024 exhibition programme is unveiled

The Box has revealed an ambitious exhibition programme for 2024. It includes collaborations with some of the country’s most high-profile museums and galleries, and exhibitions that explore timely issues such as the role of museums in relation to empire and the ongoing challenge of the climate crisis.

'Portrait of Jacqueline Glanville' by Winifred de Vany | The Box Plymouth
Art - Nov 2023

'Portrait of Jacqueline Glanville' by Winifred de Vany

This painting came to The Box unexpectedly in 2022. Jacqueline Glanville - the woman in the portrait - bequeathed it to The Box after she passed away. It’s the work of a woman named Winifred de Vany (1900-1990).

Assistant Curator appointed for the National Gallery’s ‘Triumph of Art’ commission | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Nov 2023

Assistant Curator appointed for the National Gallery’s ‘Triumph of Art’ commission

Plymouth-based Rhys Morgan is one of four Assistant Curators who have been appointed by the National Gallery, and funded by Art Fund, to work on Jeremy Deller’s commission to round off the celebrations for the National Gallery’s Bicentenary year. He will be seconded to The Box – one of the four UK-wide cultural organisations who will partner with the National Gallery on the project.