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Our Mission

Located in one of the world’s great cities of learning, Modern Art Oxford is a leading contemporary art space with an international reputation for innovative and ambitious programming. We promote creativity in all its visual forms as a progressive agent of social change. Our programmes, both in person and online, are shaped by a belief in dialogue between contemporary art and ideas, and celebrate the relevance of contemporary visual culture to society today.

  • We seek to create new relationships between artists and audiences in the 21st century as a way to foster a more democratic and inclusive society.
  • We recognise that creative self-expression and the opportunity to participate in culture are human rights. We believe that, through our work with artists and audiences to celebrate and enable creativity, we are contributing to a more equal society.
  • We believe contemporary art inspires and offers opportunities for learning and reflection, generates a sense of belonging and identity, and opens up a shared space for self-expression and communal exchange.

Our programming gives opportunities for audiences to be inspired, to enjoy, to learn, and to develop their creative potential.