I need to be able to complete the visit in a day, either by bus or train - I may even need to use both!
Locally, Nottingham Contemporary has an exhibition called The Grand Tour; this currently has loans of fine and decorative art from Chatsworth (the popular stately home in Derbyshire) but set among work by contemporary artist Pablo Bronstein, with Baroque inspirations.
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It's always interesting to see the different versions of Georgian life, as so often it's big stately homes that get visited.
The Museum and Art Gallery in Derby also has a Grand Tour event. This is a display of paintings by Joseph Wright, 'The Colosseum by Moonlight' alongside 'The Colosseum, by Daylight' are featured.
The Moonlight painting has apparently had "extensive overpainting by an enthusiastic restorer during the 20th century". It's going to begin a conservation process this autumn, so the next time it's seen by the public it will look more like it once did.
It's easy to miss what's happening locally when you live in a city with so many events, and what's available in other locations within travelling distance.
Do you have a gallery or museum that puts on tours or events you can visit?
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