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Art Exhibition, Sat 23 Mar - Sun 3 Nov 2019

Alfred Munnings

Alfred Munnings


In 1918 Alfred Munnings was appointed as a war artist in France for the Canadian Cavalry Brigade and later for the Canadian Forestry Corps. At the war’s end his paintings from France were bought by the Canadian government and are now in the collection of the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

In the centenary year of their first exhibition at the Royal Academy, London in 1919, the Munnings Art Museum is privileged to have on loan from Canada forty-one of these war paintings. The vibrant colours and painterly style of these works is a striking contrast to the familiar black and white images of World War I. It is a rare opportunity to see these works, alongside sketches and paintings from The Munnings Art Museum’s own collection.

Munnings’ war works were much admired at the time and proved to be pivotal in the development of his career, helping to transform him from a successful provincial artist to one of international renown.

In his later life Sir Alfred Munnings reflected “I have often wondered had there been no 1914-18 war whether painting people on horseback would have absorbed the greater part of my efforts in the years that followed”.

The exhibition has been developed by the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, in partnership with The Munnings Art Museum and generously supported by The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. WCs Suitability for Dogs: Limited access to grounds, on leads.

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Dates Times
Sat 23 Mar - Sun 3 Nov 2019


Adult (inc seniors) £8.00
Student £6.00
Child (5-16 years) £1.00
Year Pass (valid for 12 months) £14.00

National Art Pass £4.00

Free entry for under 5s,
carers, blind visitors and
individual members of the
Museums Association

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Sat 23 Mar - Sun 3 Nov Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist 1918


The Munnings Art Museum


Castle Hill,


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From Colchester follow the A12 towards Ipswich. Dedham is sign posted from the A12.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. WCs Suitability for Dogs: Limited access to grounds, on leads.