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
Fri 09 May 2014 18:30
SPECIAL EVENT: Inspired by William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain we will be reading Peter Ackroyd’s award winning ‘Hawksmoor’, a detective story based on architecture.Booking info
Fri 09 May 2014 20:00
LIVE MUSIC: Join us for an exclusive concert by the Chamber Ensemble of London to hear a selection of pieces composed in the Georgian era.Booking info
Wed 04 June 2014 13:00
LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Why was William Kent so influential and controversial in creating a new style for the Georgian age?Booking info
Sat 24 May 2014–Sun 01 June 2014
FAMILY EVENT: Meet William Kent – a famous 18th Century designer of houses and gardens and lover of good food.
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: Many of the rules and tools for today’s garden designers were developed and perfected by William Kent and his peers in Georgian Britain.Booking info
Fri 20 June 2014 18:30
EVENING EVENT: Glimpse into the parallel lives of black people living in the Caribbean, the Americas and Georgian Britain, ‘invisible’ to Kentian society.Booking info
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.