The Triumph of Art
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Temporary opening times

Monday – Saturday
11am – 4pm
Free entry, donations welcome

There is a one-way system in place around the museum and the interactive displays have been temporarily removed. Maximum capacity of 30 visitors at a time in the gallery. Plan your visit here.


This exhibition celebrates the restoration of a painting that was given to The Atkinson in the late 19th century. It has not been exhibited in well over a century because of its poor condition.

In ‘The Triumph of Art’ classical figures representing the visual arts pay homage to Jean Baptiste Colbert, a major patron of the arts and a powerful minister who helped Louis XIV rule over France in the 1600s.

The exhibition also features highlights from The Atkinson’s collection, reflecting the art forms portrayed in ‘The Triumph of Art’, including portraiture, sculpture, music and painting.

(With thanks to the Chateau de Sceaux for funding the restoration of the painting and The Art Society Southport for funding a new picture frame)


View The Triumph of Art as an online exhibition here.

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