V & A Africa Exploring Hidden Histories

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The stories behind the V & A's collection of African objects are told through Africa - Exploring Hidden Histories, a free exhibition which runs until 3rd February 2013. The museum's collection of African jewellery, textiles and sculpture, assembled since the 1850s, is displayed along with 36 black and white photographs by Walker Evans which document MoMA's first display of African art in 1935. These images give an insight into to changing attitudes towards such objects, which are widely regarded as art rather than anthropoligical artefacts.

About Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum (or V & A as everyone calls it) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it houses over 4 million items spanning centuries and hundreds of cultures. The stunning collection covers European, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Islamic artefacts ranging from ceramics, glass, metalwork and sculpture to costume, armour, weaponry and furniture. More about Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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Effie Gray
event > Film Events
DATES12th to 18th Dec 2014
VENUEVictoria and Albert (V & A) Museum†
Victorian art critic John Ruskin takes wide-eyed innocent Euphemia Gray as his teenage bride. A formal visit to Ruskin's parents opens Effie's eyes to the solitude and loneliness that she will have to bear for the rest of her married life. Ruskin spirits Effie up to Scotland with Everett Millais, who has been commissioned to paint a portrait of the
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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Free EventNow On
Gareth Pugh: Ceremony
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation†|†PRICINGFree
DATES9th December 2014 to 6th January 2015
VENUEVictoria and Albert (V & A) Museum†
Fashioned from wood, fabric, acrylic and LED lights, the British fashion designer mirrors the shape of the traditional Christmas evergreen tree with an installation of nine tiered pyramids clad in gold that stand more than four metres high in the Grand Entrance.
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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Now On
HiddenCity: The Enchanted Mirror
event > Tours
DATES4th December 2014 to 11th January 2015
VENUEVictoria and Albert (V & A) Museum†
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design†|†PRICINGFree
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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Constable: The Making of a Master
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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VENUEVictoria and Albert (V & A) Museum†
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Fashion
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