Family & Friends: Reynolds at Port Eliot is a new, free exhibition that draws on The Box’s extensive collection of Sir Joshua Reynolds paintings – the UK’s single largest public collection of his work outside of London – to explore the enduring connection between the Plymouth-born master painter and the Eliot family of Port Eliot in St Germans, Cornwall.
A bi-annual exhibition showcasing emerging and established contemporary artists
The Plymouth Contemporary 2021 is an open submission exhibition showcasing both emerging and established artists working nationally and internationally. This, the third Plymouth Contemporary exhibition brought to you by The Arts Institute, The Box and KARST, continues to support new ideas and a risk-taking approach across all art forms with previously featured artists going on to achieve national and international success.
The exhibition will run from 7 July to 5 September 2021 across The...
Plymouth’s Elizabethan House will reopen on Tuesday 20th July following a major restoration as part of Plymouth’s Mayflower 400 commemorations. The historic property, which dates from the late 1500s, has survived the slum clearances of the early 1900s and the Blitz of World War II. After undergoing vital structural and strengthening works, it’s been reinterpreted as an immersive visitor...
The Contemporary Art Society has donated three works of art to The Box’s permanent collections.
Plymouth’s major new museum, art gallery and archive has acquired a film and a diptych by multidisciplinary artist duo, Quinlan & Hastings. It’s also acquired a stunning porcelain work by Haitian-American artist, Morel Doucet.
The Box in Plymouth has received a further funding boost to help it deal with the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a grant of £211,500 from the second round of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.
More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery...
The Box has secured an exclusive sponsorship deal for its digital reminiscence service, ‘The Box on Screen’ with CityFibre, one of Plymouth’s newest companies and the UK’s third largest digital infrastructure builder.
CityFibre will be providing thousands of Plymouth businesses and residents with access to a state-of-the-art full fibre broadband network. It’s already started...
The Box is thrilled to announce that Eric Rickard, Elani Evangelou, Laurie Reynolds and Arth Lawr have been chosen for its ‘My Story’ LGBT+ digital commissions.
The commissions will celebrate the diversity of the city’s LGBT+ community as well as mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of Plymouth’s ‘Pride in Our Past’ project and February’s LGBT+ History Month.
The build up to the opening of The Box is in the home straight with ticket bookings due to go live at 10am this Thursday (10 September).
The city’s new museum, gallery and archive opens on 29 September with amazing permanent galleries filled with highlights from Plymouth’s art, human history, natural history, film, photographic and archive collections.