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Close Encounters Of The Art Kind

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1 November 2001 - 13 January 2002
Held from November 2001 to January 2002 this exhibition explored what happens when contemporary sculpture is made a part of daily domestic life.

Radical Fashion

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18 October 2001 - 6 January 2002
Eleven world-renowned contemporary fashion designers were invited to collaborate with the Victoria and Albert Museum to create the unique installations which made up this exhibition.

Out of Japan

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20 September 2001 - 3 February 2002
Out of Japan was an exhibition about photography in Japan from the pre-modern to the post-modern. This was a rare opportunity to view work by three major photographers working in Japan in the 1860s, the 1970s, and the present day. The photographs of Felice Beato, Masahisa Fukase and Naoya Hatakeyama were explored. The Photography Gallery’s autumn exhibition at the V&A was part of the Museum’s contribution to the Japan 2001 initiative.

Philip Eglin

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10 August - 2 December 2001
Ceramicist Philip Eglin drew inspiration from the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection of northern medieval woodcarvings for a series of work shown at the V&A from August to December 2001. This site presents Eglin’s work alongside the original sculptures, the selection of which has been made by the artist himself.

Chihuly at the V&A

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21 June - 21 October 2001
The V&A hosted an exhibition of the work of the renouned American glass artist Dale Chihuly from June to October 2001. This web feature accompanied the exhibition, and provides information, movies and images of the man and his extraordinary work.

Japan 2001

Japan 2001 

May 2001 – March 2002
The Victoria and Albert Museum hosted a series of exhibitions and events to celebrate Japan 2001 from May 2001 to March 2002. Japan 2001 was a country-wide initiative aimed to expand the links between the UK and Japan and to introduce Japanese culture to a wider UK audience.

Where Are We? Questions of Landscape

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5 April - 28 August 2001
The image of the changing landscape has been mediated through photographs for over 150 years. Over this period different types of landscape photographs have become as varied as the terrain they map out. This exhibition brought together a wide range of photographs, from the 1850s to the present, including many recent acquisitions, drawn from the V&A Photography Collection.

Rural England Through a Victorian Lens: Benjamin Brecknell Turner

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5 April - 27 August 2001
Benjamin Brecknell Turner (1815-94) is known for his beautiful early photographs of rural England. He was one of the first, and remains one of the greatest, of all British photographers. His superb vintage prints, now in the V&A, form the basis of both a book and exhibition, organised by the V&A in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and opening alongside the V&A's spring 2001 exhibition The Victorian Vision: Inventing New Britain.

Inventing New Britain : The Victorian Vision

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5 April - 29 July 2001
A century after the death of Queen Victoria, this landmark exhibition provided a timely and thought provoking assessment of the legacy of her reign.

Give and Take

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30 January - 1 April 2001
Give and Take was an unprecedented partnership between the Serpentine, the acclaimed public gallery for modern and contemporary art, and the V&A. This innovative exhibition, presented concurrently at both institutions, provided a unique opportunity to experience unexpected connections between contemporary art and art of the past.

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