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Welcome to The Munnings Art Museum

Dedham Residents Free Entry Weekend
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April

Artist’s Walk and Talk
Saturday 6th May

Poetic Pictures Writing Workshop
Saturday 13th May

Curator’s Tour
Wednesday 17th May

Curator’s Talk: Munnings and the River
Wednesday 24th May

In 2017 the museum reveals another side to one of Britain’s finest equestrian painters with the launch of a new exhibition: Munnings and the River. The exhibition will explore Sir Alfred Munnings’ artistic and literary responses to a subject with which he had a great affinity and which remained a constant motif throughout his life’s work.

Drawn from the museum’s significant collection of paintings by this prolific East Anglian painter and former President of the Royal Academy, almost fifty oil and watercolour paintings will be presented, as well as sketches, photographs and personal ephemera belonging to the artist.

Correspondence between Munnings and his friend, the Poet Laureate, John Masefield is included in the exhibition and will mark the 60th anniversary of the publication of the artist’s book Ballads and Poems.

Admission to the museum in 2017 includes entry to the new exhibition and access to a further 150 art works hung chronologically and charting the rise of this son of a Suffolk miller to multimillion-pound selling artist.

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Munnings and the River Exhibition Catalogue

Catalogue coming soon.

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Opening times
1st April to 29th October 2017

 Wednesday to Sunday
& Bank Holiday Mondays
2 – 5pm
Garden Café from 10am



Adult £6.00
Child (5-16 years) £1.00

50% off admission with a National Art Pass

Free entry for carers and blind visitors

The museum welcomes pre booked groups during opening hours and at other times by appointment

The Garden Cafe

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