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The Bowes Museum Celebrates Summer with British Sporting Art Exhibition

DURHAM.- The Bowes Museum is forecasting a Great British Summer, with the launch of a major new exhibition and the opening of new galleries. British Sporting Art, which opens on Tuesday 11 May, will explore the genre of Sporting Art in Britain, from horseracing and hunting to boxing, football and cricket. Central to the theme of the exhibition, which will include works by George Stubbs, Sir Alfred Munnings, Sir Edwin Landseer and George Morland, is John Bowes, the founder of the Museum and the first man to lift the renowned Triple Crown. Inspired by Bowes’ love for horseracing and its importance to the story behind The Bowes Museum, this exhibition will explore his prolific racing career and the wider genre of Sporting Art. The branch of painting which has come to be known as British Sporting Art was at its height during the 18th Century,