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What's on at Bristol Museums and Galleries in February

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
Open now until 6 May
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, we are displaying twelve of his finest drawings as part of #Leonardo500 – a national celebration of one of history’s greatest geniuses.
From landmark anatomical studies to whimsical pages, the drawings reveal his qualities as a dreamer, note-taker, designer and above all, an insatiably curious observer of the world around him. Sponsored by Clifton High School, RSG and Smith & Williamson.

Masters of Japanese Prints: Life in the City
On now until 12 May
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
The rare and colourful prints in our collection, specially conserved and mounted for the exhibition, allow us glimpses into Japanese urban life, both elegant and earthy, over 250 years ago. Sponsored by Inside Japan.

Event highlights this month:

Winter lecture: Modern times in traditional Japan
Thu 7 Feb
University of Bristol
We are currently displaying our collection of Japanese prints in three exhibitions. Curator, Kate Newnham will speak on how such prints reflect the world of 18th and 19th century Japan.

A date with Leonardo
Thu 14 Feb
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Enjoy a romantic Renaissance themed evening in our beautiful rear hall with a welcome glass of prosecco, live choral music by In Accord and the opportunity to see Leonardo’s drawings.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Talk by Emily Garthwaite
Sun 17 Feb
M Shed
Emily is a 25 year-old photojournalist and Wildlife Photographer of the Year finalist. Find out about her work and get an insight into what it takes to become a successful photojournalist.

Museum film night: A Throw of Dice
Thu 21 Feb
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
A Throw of Dice is a spectacular silent masterpiece, made in 1929. This incredible film will be screened with a brand new live musical accompaniment.

Wild Wolf's Yoga
Tue 26 Feb
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Experience calming yoga in the unique and beautiful setting of our Old Masters’ Gallery. Slow flowing movement, meditation and yin inspired stillness will unravel the body and mind.

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