The Art of Illusion - 4 March

Everything is not as it seems on this Members-only tour as we explore the use of optical illusions in art and design

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Blavatnik Hall

  • For Members

  • Tickets cost £15.00

    Includes refreshments.

Past Event
The Art of Illusion - 4 March photo

Artists over the centuries have enjoyed deceiving the viewer’s eye with their illusionist devices. The V&A collection has many and diverse pieces demonstrating this “trompe l’oeil” to great effect. Courage and craftsmanship by the practitioner test the eye of the beholder. Expect this tour led by V&A Guide Elizabeth Hamilton to be a journey of surprise and discovery.
Please note, this tour will involve extensive walking between galleries. If you have questions about accessibility, please contact the Membership Events team directly at