Check out what’s going on this week at museums at home and abroad!
Wandering Eye:Eye on the Ball
What the editors of The Magazine ANTIQUES are looking at this week
Openings and Closings: December 2 to December 8
Check out what’s going on this week online and in person at museums in the U.S. and abroad!
Farther Afield: Tokyo Clothes
An exhibition in London examines the kimono, past and present
Stage right: Museums and contemporary conservatism
“I actually checked to ensure this was not a leftover April Fools’ story.” That was how my colleague Christopher Wilk, a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, sent me word of a “Brexit Museum” now being mooted in the UK.
Farther afield: The world of divas deconstructed at the Victoria and Albert
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics at the Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert’s new look at “Europe 1600–1815”
By Joan DeJean Neptune and Triton by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, c. 1622– 1623, as installed in the newly reopened Europe 1600–1815 galleries at the V&A. Except as noted, all images © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In December 2015 the Victoria and Albert Museum’s European galleries were opened to the public for the first time in nearly …
Still Startling, Still Electric
Julia Margaret Cameron was almost twenty-four when Louis-Jacques-Mondé Daguerre announced the invention of photography at the Académie des Sciences in Paris in 1839. But it wasn’t until she was forty-eight—another lifetime later—that she would fully take up the medium herself. The catalyst was a Christmas gift from her daughter Julia and Julia’s husband in 1863.”It may amuse you, Mother,” they …
William Kent in New York
The Gallery, Chiswick House by William Henry Hunt (1790–1864), 1828. Watercolor. © Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth; reproduced by permission of the Chatsworth Settlement Trustees. The Bard Graduate Center (BGC) and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum are presenting another of their comprehensive examinations of a renowned and versatile English designer. William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain, now at the BGC, and its accompanying …
New European museums and permanent displays
AmsterdamHermitage Amsterdam On June 19 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and President Dimitri Medevev of Russia are scheduled to preside over the opening ceremonies for the ambitiously expanded Hermitage Amsterdam. The museum, housed in the Amstelhof, built between 1681 and 1683 as a charitable home for the elderly, will reopen to the public on June 20. A satellite of the …
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