Sunday, February 22, 2009

Upcoming Exhibitions of Interest

The Intimate Portrait: Drawings, Miniatures, and Pastels from Ramsay to Lawrence
The National Galleries of Scotland and the British Museum have teamed up to present an exploration of the, dare I say, less grand portraits of Georgian England. These often disregarded artworks will be on display in all their glory at the British Museum from 5 March to 31 May.

Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones
While I struggle through making a Georgiana anthology of Hats Stephen Jones has brought some of his life's research to fruition at the Victorian & Albert Museum. This exhibition which runs from 23 February to 31 May explores a variety of hats through the centuries and promises to be a must see for mad haberdashers.

10 comments:

Bearded Lady said...

Thanks for the link. I love hats. They have a really interesting video on the site showing a designer making a hand made hat.

Polonaise said...

Argh! I am just mad for miniatures, particularly those on ivory. I'm desolated I won't get to see the show but hope you get a chance. That way we can all read your review (ahem, hint, hint).

Maybe I can find a catalogue at the online shop. Off I go....

Polonaise said...

Because I just had to tell somebody...the catalogue is available on US Amazon for pre-order. But we all know what that's like--harrumph. (Aileen Ribeiro.)

Heather Carroll said...

Yup, not to be trusted! I will try to remember to post a review and take a glance through the catalog to let you know if it's worth a buy.

Eliza Ward said...

Ah, those both sound good!! Doubt I'll have enough savings to be able to cross the Atlantic though. "The contrast between the comforts and the beauty of England, with the want of every resource and the drearyness of Nova Scotia is certainly very glaring," said the Duke of Kent (George III's son). I second that!

Please do review them online for all of us!!

Heather Carroll said...

Ha! What a great quote. Although, I've been trying to get over to Halifax for a while to visit a friend...so I'm not one to talk!

Ms. Lucy said...

Oh Heahter, I love hats- and the link is perfect! And the video on hat making is really interesting too.

Judy said...

Sometimes I just have to avoid the Guardian's review of tantilizing shows I won't be able to see. The current Van Dyck exhibition at Tate Britain looks fabulous.

At the moment even affording the catalogues is a stretch of the imagination and budget.

Heather Carroll said...

Don't even get me started on the Van Dyck show. I don't think I'll be able to avoid that one!

Judy said...

One can never have ENOUGH Van Dyck catalogues...but I try to!