Death to Life: Image, Expression & Symbolism

Highlights from the Methodist Modern Art Collection

Death to Life is a reflective exhibition which brings together works by four twentieth century artists showcasing depictions of the Crucifixion. This Spring exhibition aims to evoke a sense of discovery through meaning, expression and symbolism.

The exhibition features work from Francis Souza, William Roberts, Patrick Heron, and Michael Edmonds.

Saturday 18 February – Saturday 8 April 2023

Free with admission to the museum

This exhibition gallery has been made possible thanks to support from the South West Museum Development.


Featured image: Francis N Souza – The crucifixion – from the Methodist Modern Art Collection © TMCP, used with permission.

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John Wesley’s New Room is a heritage site in the heart of Bristol. It houses a museum, library, café, events and hire space. It is home to the original 18th century chapel that started the Methodist movement.

It also houses an award-winning Café and a vast reference Library. John Wesley’s New Room hosts a range of art, music and family events and is also available to hire.

Explore the Museum of John & Charles Wesley’s life and work in Bristol.

John Wesley’s New Room is the oldest Methodist building in the world, located right in the heart of Bristol city centre. Founded in 1739 by John Wesley, the New Room became the cradle of the worldwide Methodist movement.

This is the place that completes the story of Bristol. This is the Room that changed the World.

It is a place where everyone is welcome to explore, step back, take time, reconnect and recharge.

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