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 distinctive for the quality of its Dutch and Flemish paintings. Art of Power is split across two venues, The Hunterian and Mount Stuart and the ticket price covers entry to the exhibition at both. 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 and the remainder at Mount Stuart.
31 March 2017 - 14 January 2018*. Admission £6.00/£3.00. Hunterian Art Gallery open Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm. Closed Mondays. Mount Stuart open daily 24th March – 29th October 2017. House and Exhibition open daily (opening hours vary). On occasional dates Mount Stuart may be closed for private events, please check before travelling. *From 30 October the exhibition at Mount Stuart will be available by appointment only. Telephone 01700 503 877. www.mountstuart.com
Hunterian Art Gallery, 82 Hillhead Street, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tuesday 30 May 2017