Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery
Maidstone Museum is housed in a charming Elizabethan Manor House, in the centre of Maidstone - Kent's County Town. Each gallery will fascinate and surprise; with a wealth of exhibits and objects to see and enjoy as well as regular storytelling, wiggle & jiggle and children's holiday activities.
If you are unable to visit the museum today, then take a virtual tour of our reception, Glass Room, Library, Japanese Gallery and the Kentish Deli Cafe now.
New! Take the family iPad tour with Spike, our friendly Museum dinosaur! These trails are free and available daily from the front desk, on condition of leaving a valid photo ID as deposit (driving licence, passport, bus pass only). Please note, the trail takes approx. 40 minutes, and therefore the ipads will only be given out until 4.15pm.
Saturday 6 December 2014 to Saturday 28 February 2015
£3/£2 Concessions and MMF Members. Free to MA Members.
Ralph Steadman has an international reputation and is the recipient of numerous awards. His illustrated books have been translated into several languages, his art has been exhibited all around the world and he has inspired many other artists.
This special exhibition, put together by the Cartoon Museum, celebrates Steadman’s long and illustrious career as one of the most important graphic artists of the last fifty years.
The exhibition presents the full range of Steadman’s work. On display are many of his early cartoons published by Private Eye and Punch, including his earliest published cartoon from the July 1956 Manchester Evening Chronicle, as well as his later pieces for The New York Times and Observer.
Held in 2006, 2008 and 2012, the Bentlif Open Art Prize Prize returns with an exhibition in 2015, from Saturday 14th March – Sunday 3rd May.
** ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR THIS PRIZE **, which showcases work from emerging artists in the South East, providing a platform to exhibit and sell original artwork.
The winner of the Bentlif Open Art Prize 2015 will receive £500
Entries must be received by 6th February 2015. Follow the link for How to Enter & Entry Form.
See more information on our forthcoming exhibitions.