Past Exhibitions 2014
26 July 2014 - 1 February 2015
From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, this exhibition was the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It demonstrated how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.
Constable: The Making of a Master
20 September 2014 - 11 January 2015
Constable: The Making of Master revealed the hidden stories of how John Constable created some of his most loved and well-known paintings. On display were such famous works as The Haywain together with the oil sketches he painted outdoors direct from nature.
Horst: Photographer of Style
6 September 2014 – 4 January 2015
This exhibition presented the definitive retrospective of the work of Horst P. Horst (1906-99), one of the 20th century’s master photographers.
M.F. Husain: Master of Modern Indian Painting
28 May - 27 July 2014
This exhibition comprised a series of monumental triptych paintings which represent Husain’s vision of the richness of Indian culture and history. Capturing India’s vibrant cities, colourful Hindu festivals, iconic figures and historic events, these unique paintings were on view to the public for the first time.
The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014
5 April - 27 July 2014
This exhibition was a comprehensive look at Italian fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story was explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to Italy's reputation for quality and style.