V&A in North America
The V&A has deep and long standing relationships with museums and audiences across America, facilitating research, loans and exhibitions.
V&A exhibitions are regularly featured in major American museums, such as The Golden Age of Couture at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, 2010; The Art of Lee Miller at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2008; Modernism at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington in 2007; and Medieval and Renaissance Treasures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2008.
The major 2009 exhibition, Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts, is touring to venues in North America including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – which will also take Cult of Beauty in 2012.
The V&A has strong links with a number of academic institutions and enjoys collaborative and cooperative international relationships.
In the US, the V&A collaborates closely with the Bard Graduate Center for research on exhibitions, including masters of 18th century British design: James 'Athenian' Stuart, Thomas Hope and William Kent and there is an annual programme of curatorial staff exchange between the V&A and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Yale Center for British Art.
The American Friends of the V&A underpins much of the Museum's work in North America and funds core projects at the V&A in London. We receive further support from our Canadian Friends of the V&A.