As part of the preparation for our 20 years celebrations, our Chinese Bronzes and Women’s Library collections will be closed from Monday 26 February, reopening with the rest of our new season on Thursday 21 March.

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Sensing Vesuvius

Thu 21 MarchTue 30 April

Sensing Vesuvius

One of our historic and most dramatic paintings at Compton Verney- Vesuvius Erupting at Night by Pierre-Jacques Volaire, 1770s- was displayed at Kineton High School from September – December 2023. Students at the school produced a huge range of creative works in response to the painting; from 3D models and works on paper to poetry and soundscapes.

Come and see some of the amazing work on exhibition in Compton Verney from 21 March until 30 April.

Volaire, Vesuvius Erupting at Night, 1770s © Compton Verney, photo by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Find out more about this painting.

This project has been made possible through the generous support of Art Friends Warwickshire.