Art & Hue presents Ashmolean

Stylish pop art prints inspired by the Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Britain’s first public museum


Art & Hue presents Ashmolean, a new collection of stylish pop art prints inspired by Britain’s, and possibly the world’s, first public museum and first university museum.

With six new prints celebrating the iconic building’s architecture and exhibition spaces, the pop art is available in three sizes & 12 colours closely matched to The Treasured Collection of paints by Graphenstone inspired by the Ashmolean’s exhibits.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology is based on Beaumont Street and forms part of the University of Oxford. The Museum opened 340 years ago on the 24th of May 1683 when founder Elias Ashmole donated his ‘Cabinet of curiosities’ to the University on the understanding that a purpose built Museum would house his and the acquired Tradescant family’s collections. Expanded in 1845 by architect Charles Cockerell, resulting in the grand grade I listed façade, Sir Arthur Evans was appointed as Keeper in 1884 and laid the groundwork for the current Museum.

In 2006, the Ashmolean began renovations to architect Rick Mather’s designs to add extra floors and exhibition space, as well as restaurants and a gift shop, which opened on the 7th of November 2009.

The collection includes three prints of the exterior, celebrating Cockerell’s classical frontage, and three prints of the Museum’s interiors, capturing the spirit of a promenade through its galleries.

With the ancient bronze cast of Zeus contrasted against the contemporary atrium, and with Leighton’s Victorian bronze figure set against the picture gallery background, the prints conjure that special feeling of discovery that comes from walking through the exhibitions of an expertly-curated and historically important Museum.

The Ashmolean pop art prints are available in three sizes & 12 colours to choose from so you can curate your own personalised art collection and bring a small piece of the distinguished Museum into your home.

Exclusively by Art & Hue, all pop art is printed to order on museum-quality archival card of 310gsm, made from 100% ethically-sourced cotton, with fine-art pigment inks for longevity.

The stylish pop art prints feature Art & Hue’s signature halftone style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the printed image, similar to newspapers or comic books).

Discover Art & Hue’s Ashmolean pop art prints below.

Art & Hue Ashmolean Collection made under licence from the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.
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