The V&A’s beloved Cast Courts re-opened on December 1, 2018, marking the end of the second and final phase of redevelopment, returning these iconic galleries to their original Victorian splendour. Collecting plaster cast reproductions and electrotypes reached the height of popularity in the [...]
On Wednesday, October 24, the AFV&A group was treated to an informative tour of the Delacroix exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, led by Page Knox. The group learned about the life and work of French painter Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863), one of [...]
The first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day.
April 21 2018 – January 27 2019 From a pineapple fibre clutch-bag to a cape of cockerel feathers, the V&A’s forthcoming fashion exhibition will trace the complex relationship between fashion and the natural world since 1600 to the present day. Showcasing over 300 [...]
Explore the world of ocean liners, floating showcases of technology, opulence and social sophistication.
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics opened at the V&A on September 30 and will run until February 25, 2018. This inaugural exhibition in the V&A’s new Sainsbury Gallery is the first exhibition to explore opera on such a grand scale and follows opera’s [...]
The American Friends of the V&A are delighted to have supported Plywood: Material of the Modern World, which opened in The Porter Gallery at the V&A on July 15, 2017 and runs until November 12, 2017. Ice-skating shelters, designed by Patkau Architects, [...]