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Joseph Wright of Derby: Bath and Beyond Saturday 24th May - Sunday 31st August: All Day

Joseph Wright ‘of Derby’ (1734-1797) lived and worked in Bath between November 1775 and June 1777. This brief and little-known episode in Wright’s life marked a crossroads in his career, yet it has never been explored in detail.

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Exhibition: Wright Inspired Saturday 24th May - Sunday 21st September: All Day

To mark the launch of Derby Museums’ new Joseph Wright Institute, this exhibition presents work by Wright along with a curious collection of paintings known affectionately as the ‘not quite Wrights’. Produced during Wright’s own lifetime, or the two centuries since his death, these rarely seen, and often overlooked, paintings have either been inspired by, or copied directly from, his work.

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The Alfred Goodey Collection Saturday 12th July - Sunday 19th October: All Day

Between 1936 and 1945, local art collector Alfred Goodey donated over 600 pictures of old Derby to the Museum and Art Gallery. Spanning three centuries, this incredible collection offers an unrivalled glimpse of the city through development, industrialisation, war, fire, and flood.

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Family Friday: Beautiful Butterflies Friday 1st August: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Study the patterns and colours of butterflies, and create your very own beautiful butterfly to take away using a range of different materials.

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