Past Exhibitions 2014


Wedding Dresses 1775–2014

Wedding Dresses 
1775–2014

3 May 2014 – 15 March 2015
This exhibition traced the development of the fashionable white wedding dress and its treatment by key fashion designers such as Charles Frederick Worth, Norman Hartnell, Charles James, John Galliano, Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang over the last two centuries.

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Russian Avant-garde Theatre: War Revolution and Design 1913 – 1933

Russian Avant-garde Theatre: War Revolution and Design 1913 – 1933

18 October 2014 – 15 March 2015
Created over the course of two decades marked by the Russian revolutions and First World War, the works represented an extraordinary point in Russian culture during which artistic, literary and musical traditions underwent profound transformations.

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Disobedient Objects

Disobedient Objects

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.

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Constable: The Making of a Master

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.

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Horst: Photographer of Style

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.

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M.F. Husain: Master of Modern Indian Painting

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.

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The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014

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.

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V&A Wedding Dresses Postcard Book

V&A Wedding Dresses Postcard Book

This book of 16 postcards features highlights from the major V&A exhibition Wedding Dresses 1775-2014.   The exhibition traces the develo…

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Event - What is Luxury?

Sat 25 April 2015–Sun 27 September 2015

EXHIBITION: The third in the series of Crafts Council partnership exhibitions, What is Luxury? will
present exceptional examples of contemporary design and craftsmanship alongside conceptual
projects which interrogate fundamental ideas of luxury, its production and future.

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