What's On Friday 28 October 2011

 Exhibitions

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    EXHIBITION: This is the first in-depth survey of art, design and architecture of the 1970s and 1980s, examining one of the most controversial phenomena in recent art and design history: postmodernism. It shows how postmodernism evolved from a provocative architectural movement in the early 1970s and rapidly went on to influence all areas of popular culture including design, art, music, film, performance and fashion. By the 1980s consumerism and excess were the trademarks of the postmodern. The exhibition explores the radical ideas that challenged Modernism; overthrowing purity and simplicity in favour of exuberant colour, bold patterns, artificial looking surfaces, historical quotation, parody and wit and above all, a newfound freedom in design. See over 250 objects across all areas of art and design and revisit a time when style was not just a ‘look’ but became an attitude. Supported by the Friends of the V&A With further support from Barclays Wealth

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    Free entry

    EXHIBITION: Power of Making celebrates the role of making in our lives by presenting an eclectic selection of over 100 exquisitely crafted objects. The exhibition is a cabinet of curiosities showing works by both amateurs and leading makers from around the world, presenting a range of skills with imaginative and spectacular results.

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 Special Events

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    Free entry

    FAMILY EVENT: Let your imagination run wild as you whiz around the museum to get ideas for a crafty Mister Maker™ inspired activity. You can also try our design bodging challenge. 10.30–17.00. Recommended for ages 3+. Free and drop-in. The station is also available in the Grand Entrance on Saturdays until March 2012, during the Christmans and New Year holidays between Tuesday 27 December 2011 – Monday 2 January 2012 and during February Half-term 2012.

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    Free entry

    SPECIAL EVENT: Come into the Power of Making exhibition for weekly live demonstrations and talks by designers and artists, including the monthly Digital Design Drop-In. Every Friday, 19.00-20.30 & Every Saturday, 13.00-16.00

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 Family Events

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    Free entry

    FAMILY EVENT: Let your imagination run wild as you travel around the Museum to get ideas for our crafty challenges. Find the Imagination Station in the Grand Entrance on Saturdays and the Sackler Centre and British Galleries in the holidays.

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    FAMILY EVENT: Invent tools and contraptions with a designer. Monday 24 – Friday 28 October, either 10.30–12.30 or 14.00–16.00. Children must be accompanied by an adult (maximum 1 adult per child)

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    FAMILY EVENT: Digital Kids runs on select dates with limited spaces available. It is recommended for ages 5+ (unless stated otherwise).

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    Free entry

    FAMILY EVENT: Enjoy a special screening of this magical film before seeing the puppets in the Power of Making exhibition. 11.00–12.30 & 13.30–15.00. Certificate PG. Free, drop in.

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 Displays

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    Thumbnail for Recording the New: The Architectural Photography of Bedford Lemere & Co. 1870-1930

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: Explore the work of Bedford Lemere & Co, the leading architectural photography company of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In business from the 1870s until the 1940s, Bedford Lemere and his son Harry Bedford Lemere pioneered professional architectural photography and set the standard for others to follow.

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    Free entry

    DISPLAY: The V&A Illustration Awards celebrates the best illustration published over the last year. Original artwork from the best illustrated book, book cover, magazine and student illustrator of the year will be on display, together with a selection of all competition entries.

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    Free entry

    DISPLAY: See highlight pieces from the V&A's outstanding Prints and Drawings collections, chosen by curators and showcased each month. Accessible during Prints and Drawings Study Room opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-17.00 (closed Saturday 28 May).

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 Courses

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    COURSE: Explore the visual arts of the Medieval period through the V&A’s abundant medieval collections, including architecture and sculpture, metalwork and enamels, silks and embroidery, ivory carving and manuscript illumination, wall painting and mosaic. You can book the full year course, or select individual terms or days. Fridays, 16 September 2011 – 13 July 2012 (over 3 terms)

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 Evening events

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    Thumbnail for Friday Late: The Postmodern Look

    Free entry

    As a wise woman once said: 'Don't just stand there, let's get to it. Strike a pose, there's nothing to it’. Join us for live performances, film and dressing up as attitude becomes style for a night. Take part in free workshops, activities and debates or just relax with a drink, as the V&A is transformed into a late night venue with a bar and music from guest DJs.

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 Free talks & tours

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    TOUR: Join this daily one hour tour which describes the history of the V&A and introduces a selection of treasures from the Museum's outstanding collections.

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    Free entry

    TOUR: Join this daily one hour tour which introduces the V&A's stunning Medieval & Renaissance Galleries. Starting at the Meeting Point, Grand Entrance at 11.30.

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    Free entry

    TOUR: Take a guided tour of the V&A's exciting theatre and performance collections, including rock & pop posters, theatre and ballet costumes, puppets, stage sets and more! See new costumes from the Lion King now on display.

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    TOUR: Join this daily one hour tour which introduces the V&A's stunning British Galleries which house the most comprehensive collection of British design and art on view anywhere in the world.

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 Young People's Events

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    YOUNG PEOPLE'S EVENT: Explore different techniques and processes to create jewellery from everyday materials.

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    YOUNG PEOPLE'S EVENT: Aged 16–24? Join members of CreateVoice, the V&A’s youth forum, to get inspiration from top creative professionals and meet other young people interested in art and design. Stay on for live music and special themed Friday Late events until 22.00.

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