Category Archives: Museum

Ancient Egyptian Exhibition at Two Temple Place opens January 30th

  Two Temple Place, one of London’s hidden architectural gems, hosts great exhibitions   twice a year and if you haven’t been to this venue yet, find some time to go. You’ll get a chance to visit on January 30th when … Continue reading

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British Museum – Faith after the pharaohs

From the British Museum: “Discover Egypt’s incredible journey over 12 centuries, as Jews, Christians and Muslims transformed this ancient land. It is a story charting the change from a world of many gods to the worship of one God.  The … Continue reading

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Visit Two Temple Place while you can…

  If you have never visited the exquisite two temple place, you probably didn’t recognize it as Lady Rose’s wedding venue in the Downton finale.  However, the exquisite building is open to the public briefly each year –and now is … Continue reading

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Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude at The Courtauld Gallery Opens October 23rd

“A groundbreaking exhibition of Egon Schiele’s electrifyingly frank nudes”RA Magazine “Do not miss this show – it is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”  Tatler  Despite living only until age 28, Egon Schiele is considered one of the most important … Continue reading

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Four Thousand Lives: The Kitchener Camp Rescue at the Wiener Library through June 11th

I’ve just started reading the book Four Thousand Lives , and noticed that the Weiner Library currently has an exhibit curated by the author Clare Ungerson on the subject of the Kitchener Camp in Sandwich. According to Amazon: “In November … Continue reading

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Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album at the Royal Academy of Arts June 26 – October 19

From the RA  “Dennis Hopper carved out a place in Hollywood history, with roles in classic films like Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, True Romance and Easy Rider.   He is less well known, though no less respected, for his work … Continue reading

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British Museum – Ancient lives: New Discoveries through November 30th

ir work. The British Museum is set to debut a new exhibit, “”Ancient Lives: New Discoveries”, in May that uses CT and other imaging technology to provide an inside look (literally) at its mummy collection. Sophisticated imaging software is enabling … Continue reading

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Henry Moore/ Auguste Rodin at Compton Verney

The Compton Verney gallery in Warwickshire is celebrating its 10th Anniversary by exhibiting the works of both Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin amidst the stunning setting of its Capability Brown landscapes. Inside the gallery, visitors can gain insights into the … Continue reading

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Artist Textiles Picasso to Warhol through May 18th

  The Fashion and Textile Museum exhibition traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delaunay, Raoul Dufy, Barbara Hepworth, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, … Continue reading

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Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 at the Victoria and Albert

The V&A’s new exhibition tells the story of the bridal gown-from when white first became fashionable to the current phenomenon of  increased media focus on celebrity nuptials.  The exhibition will be set out across two floors, opening with the oldest … Continue reading

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Discoveries at Two Temple Place, review through April 27th, 2014

Set on the Embankment, behind the Strand, Two Temple Place is a late Victorian building in the style of a miniaturised Tudor mansion.   It was originally built for William Waldorf Astor when he emigrated to the UK due to fears … Continue reading

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Elizabeth I and her People at the National Portrait Gallery opening October 10th, 2013

The upcoming exhibition at the NPG includes many outstanding paintings of Elizabeth I and her courtiers including explorers, and soldiers, and enchanting portraits of her female courtiers. Visitors will also come face-to-face with lesser-known Elizabethans including butchers, goldsmiths, brewers, merchants, … Continue reading

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Horror at the British Museum!

Enjoy a monster weekend of outdoor screenings at the Museum, featuring  classic 1950s British films. Friday Aug 30 Dracula “The hunt is on for the greatest vampire of them all when Jonathan Harker’s quest to slay him leads Dracula to … Continue reading

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The Portrait in Vienna at The National Gallery, October 9th-January 12th

Modern art flourished  in Vienna in the years before 1918 which saw the end of the First World War, the collapse of the empire, and the deaths of both Klimt and Schiele.  This exhibition explores Viennese portraiture during the powerful … Continue reading

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Music and Vermeer The National Gallery Sunday July 7th

I described the Vermeer exhibit in a prior post.  The National Gallery has now added some interesting events related to this exhibit which ties in the music from the period of his art.  From the National Gallery “Performed for private … Continue reading

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Amy Winehouse Exhibit at Jewish Museum through September 15th

It’s almost the second anniversary of the death of Amy Winehouse and on July 3rd the Jewish Museum in Campden will open an exhibition that looks at her life.  According to her brother  who curated the exhibit,  it is “a … Continue reading

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The Mary Rose Rises Again

Visiting the Vasa in Stockholm a few weeks ago was a highlight of our trip. The Vasa is a Swedish warship which sank after sailing less than a nautical mile on her maiden voyage in 1628. She was salvaged in … Continue reading

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Fashionable world of the Tudors and Stuarts revealed at Queens Gallery through Oct 6th

According to Richard Dorment at the Telegraph, “You’d be hard-pressed to find a painting that doesn’t hold your attention in this superlative new show” in the Queen’s Gallery which according to Dorment is on a roll with several excellent exhibitions. … Continue reading

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Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure at the National Gallery Opening in June

From the National Gallery “Explore the musical pastimes of the 17th century Netherlands through a lively display combining the art of Vermeer and his contemporaries with rare musical instruments and songbooks of the period.  For the first time the National … Continue reading

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Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum – FT.com

A good article about the upcoming British Museum exhibit in the Financial Times. It mentions that “a family cowering at the moment of impact is among the most moving things you will ever see in a museum” The display is not … Continue reading

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