In 2013, the American Friends of the V&A supported The Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion that opened in October. Housed in Blythe House in Olympia, London, The Clothworkers’ Centre will dramatically improve access to over 100,000 textiles and fashion pieces. With superb storage facilities, a state-of-the art textile and [...]
Oriole Cullen, a Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the V&A, gave a lecture on Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950, March 28th at the Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida. The lecture highlighted the themes of the V&A exhibition of the same name, looking at what defines British evening wear during this period and [...]
On January 31st, the AFV&A and the Society of the Four Arts hosted a lecture on Historical Architecture: Re-Fashioned by Graham Haworth, Director at Haworth Tompkins Architects in London. Graham talked about his collaboration with the V&A and its new Textiles and Fashion Study and Conservation Centre, as well as other projects of his at some of the [...]
The AFV&A is supporting a two-year V&A scholarship for an American student to attend the V&A/RCA History of Design MA program, one of the leading international postgraduate design history programs. After interviewing a number of highly qualified candidates, the V&A awarded the 2012/2013 Scholarship to Nate Schulman. Nate is a graphic designer from Scottsdale, Arizona, [...]
This summer the American Friends of the V&A was able to support an artist’s residency for ceramics artist Michelle Erickson at the V&A through the generosity of James and Pamela Penny, the Dudley and Constance Godfrey Foundation, Kath O. and F.G. Summitt and the Chipstone Foundation. Michelle spent from July to September in the V&A [...]
May 10, 2012
On May 10, the AFV&A hosted a wonderful evening in collaboration with The Players around the exciting photograph exhibition The Half: Photographs of Actors Preparing for the Stage by Simon Annand. The evening began with a conversation between photographer Simon Annand and Kate Bailey, V&A curator of Theatre and Performance. This was [...]
March 15, 2012
On March 15, the AFV&A members were given a private tour of the Hats exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center led by Oriole Cullen, V&A curator of the exhibition. This was followed with a lecture by Oriole Cullen and a modeling of hats as part of the Bard Graduate Center’s Gallery Events.
March 8, 2012
The AFV&A hosted a lecture by Joanna Norman on Transition from the High Renaissance to Early Baroque, March 8, 2012 in collaboration with the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach. The lecture was preceded by a lunch in the Pannill Pavilion at the Society of the Four Arts.
June 21-23, 2011
On June 21-23, the American Friends of the V&A held their inaugural trip to London. London with the Victoria and Albert Museum devoted each of the three days to a different aspect of the Museum’s diverse character with additional special access to some extraordinary private collections.
To tie-in with the V&A’s headline [...]
May 10, 2011
On May 10, 2011, co-curators Glenn Adamson and Jane Pavitt, presented a lecture on their upcoming exhibition Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990, which opens at the V&A on September 24, 2011. Preceded by a reception, the lecture was presented in collaboration with the Bard Graduate Center.