About MAO

Oxford’s only public space dedicated to contemporary art and culture. Free and open to all, Modern Art Oxford works with you to celebrate the relevance of art and creativity to society today.

Founded in 1965, the gallery is shaped by a longstanding commitment to education and inclusion. We are renowned for our bold and progressive artistic programme that promotes diversity and internationalism and aims to be accessible to the widest possible audience.

Modern Art Oxford’s acclaimed exhibitions, artist commissions, events and participatory activities encourage public engagement with creativity and the arts, and promote the importance of contemporary visual culture in today’s society.