Exhibition – William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain
William Kent - Designing Georgian Britain: Events
Sat 22 March 2014–Sun 13 July 2014
EXHIBITION: Experience the life and work of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer of early Georgian Britain. Explore how Kent’s artistic inventiveness set the style at a time when Britain defined itself as a new nation and developed a design aesthetic for the period.Booking info
Sat 24 May 2014–Sun 01 June 2014
FAMILY EVENT: Meet William Kent – a famous 18th designer of houses and gardens and lover of good food.
Fri 21 March 2014 16:30
Covering more than three decades of work and encompassing nearly 200 examples of his designs for architecture, gardens and the decorative arts, ‘William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain’ explores Kent’s achievements and creative innovations.Booking info
Thu 03 April 2014 14:00
From humble beginnings, William Kent rose to become one of the most influential architects, landscape designers and furniture creators of the first half of the eighteenth century.Booking info
Thu 24 April 2014 13:30
Chiswick House is a magnificent neo- Palladian villa built by the 3rd Earl of Burlington in 1729.Booking info
Mon 12 May 2014 11:00
Join Roisin Inglesby, assistant curator of ‘William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain’, as she leads a tour of the Museum exploring the subject of Italian influences in British art and design, with a special focus on the work of William Kent.
Fri 16 May 2014 10:30
WORKSHOP: Draw inspiration from the exhibition William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain in this interactive garden design masterclass.
Tue 01 July 2014 11:00
4 WEEK SHORT COURSE: This course explores the architecture, interiors and decoration of the greatest country houses of England, ranging from the Medieval manor, to the Jacobean powerhouse, the Georgian mansion, and the Gothic Revival castle.Booking info
Organised by the Bard Graduate Center, New York City and the V&A.
Support generously provided by The Ruddock Foundation for the Arts.
With thanks to the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of The Selz Foundation.