Cecily Brown

at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Art Foundation unveils a major solo exhibition by acclaimed British artist Cecily Brown at Blenheim Palace. This is the first exhibition in the Foundation’s programme to be comprised entirely of new work created in response to the Palace, and the first devoted to contemporary painting.

Considered one of the foremost painters of her generation, Brown is best known for her large-scale, gestural paintings which toy between abstraction and figuration. For this exhibition, Brown developed a significant new body of work responding to Blenheim Palace’s history as an English country estate and its world-renowned permanent collection of paintings, tapestries and decorative arts. Providing charged re-interpretations of pastoral imagery, hunting scenes and bucolic Victorian fairy painting, Brown – who has been based in the US for the last 25 years – offers an international perspective on her British heritage, critically and sensually exploring the nostalgic fantasies of the British stately home in the popular imagination.

For more information, please visit: blenheimartfoundation.org.uk


17 September, 2020 07 February, 2021


Blenheim Art Foundation
Blenheim Palace Woodstock
Oxfordshire OX20 1PP