Category Archives: Exhibitions

Exhibition | Pots with Attitude: Political and Satirical Prints on Ceramics

The British Museum, London, 12 January – 13 March 2018 Curated by Patricia Ferguson Ceramics are rarely confrontational, but the pugnacious mugs, jugs, and plates in Pots with Attitude: Satirical and Political Prints on Ceramics, in Room 90a, a display … Continue reading

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Chippendale 300

Thomas Chippendale: A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design, 1718-2018 9 February – 9 June 2018, Leeds City Museum, LS2 8BH, UK This exhibition celebrates the life and work of Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779), Britain’s most famous furniture maker. It will be the … Continue reading

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Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

If you happen to be in the vicinity of Edinburgh between now and the second week of November, you might consider dropping in to see the Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland.   … Continue reading

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The Sydney Fair 2017

The Sydney Fair (25-28 May 2017) at the Royal Hall of Industries Moore Park will be the largest International quality event for 10 years.  Over 50 of Australia’s outstanding dealers will be exhibiting (and selling) Furniture, Decorative Arts, Jewellery, Art, … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Pleasure: The Polite and Impolite World of Georgian Entertainment

Fairfax House, York, 29 July – 31 December 2016. From exotica to erotica, In Pursuit of Pleasure opens a window onto the outrageous and sometimes shocking behaviour of ‘polite society’—conducted in the name of entertainment. Fairfax House’s major summer exhibition … Continue reading

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Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830

For my North American reader: Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830 – an exhibition, August 19, 2016–January 8, 2017. Mahogany ‘desk and bookcase’ by Christopher Townsend, circa 1745–50. (Yale University) This groundbreaking exhibition presents a comprehensive survey … Continue reading

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The Olympia Art & Antiques Fair 2016

The Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair is set to return to London for the 44th year, as The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia. Running over seven days from 27th June until 3rd July, it is a key event in … Continue reading

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2016 BADA Fair

The 2016 BADA Fair is now running until the 15th of March 2016 at Duke of York Square in London’s King’s Road. Jack Plane

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Samuel Pepys Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum

As a reliable and valuable late seventeenth-century resource, I have quoted or cited Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) many times on this blog. The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is currently running an exhibition, Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution from the 20th … Continue reading

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LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2015

The 2015 LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair will run from Tuesday the 22nd of September to Sunday the 27th of September at its usual venue in Berkley Square, London W1J. The following pictures are from a series of forty nineteenth-century … Continue reading

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