'Raphael: The Drawings' wins Apollo Magazine's Exhibition of the Year

Charcoal drawing of the heads and hands of two apostles

The Ashmolean's 2017 summer exhibition, 'RAPHAEL: THE DRAWINGS', has won Apollo Magazine's Award for Exhibition of the Year.

Dating back to 1992, the Apollo Awards celebrate major achievements in the art and museum worlds. The winners were announced at an award ceremony on the evening of 21 November.

'RAPHAEL THE DRAWINGS' was held at the Ashmolean from 1 June to 3 September.  One-hundred-and-twenty drawings by Raphael were brought together with loans from the Albertina, the Uffizi and elsewhere, complementing the Ashmolean’s own holdings. The exhibition aimed to shed new light on the ‘rhetorical and expressive aspects’ of Raphael’s works on paper.