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Cambridge Launches Inquiry into Historical Links to Slavery

I learned of this press release from the University of Cambridge through The Society of Antiquaries of London Online Newsletter (Salon) issue 426 (30 April 2018), which also notes that the University of Glasgow recently completed a similar study of its...
From: Enfilade on 1 May 2019

Exhibition | Image Control: Understanding the Georgian Selfie

Now on view at No. 1 Royal Crescent: Image Control: Understanding the Georgian Selfie No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, 13 April 2019 — 5 January 2020 As the Age of Instagram erodes our mental well-being with manipulated and curated images of ideal lifestyles...
From: Enfilade on 14 Apr 2019

Exhibition | Yinka Shonibare CBE: The American Library

Yinka Shonibare CBE, The American Library, 2018; hardback books, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, gold foiled names, headphones, interactive application; installation view at The Cleveland Public Library, 2018; commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland...
From: Enfilade on 30 Mar 2019

Cantor Art Center Acquires Works by Kaphar and Suh

From the Cantor Arts Center press release, via Art Daily: Titus Kaphar, Page 4 of Jefferson’s ‘Farm Book’, January 1774, Goliath, Hercules, Jupiter, Gill, Fanny, Ned, Sucky, Frankey, Gill, Nell, Bella, Charles, Jenny, Betty, June, Toby,...
From: Enfilade on 25 Feb 2019

Exhibition | Bouke de Vries: War and Pieces

Bouke de Vries, War and Pieces, 2012, 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century porcelain, plastic, sprayed plaster, acrylic, steel, aluminum, gilded brass, and mixed media (installation view at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 2018). ◊  ◊ ...
From: Enfilade on 30 Nov 2018

On Stage | Hogarth’s Progress, A Double Bill

Coming to the Rose Theatre, Kingston: Hogarth’s Progress: The Art of Success and The Taste of the TownA Double Bill by Nick Dear, Directed by Anthony BanksRose Theatre, Kingston, London, 13 September — 21 October 2018 Written by BAFTA Award-winning...
From: Enfilade on 28 Aug 2018

Lubaina Himid Wins the 2017 Turner Prize

◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Lubaina Himid, this year’s Turner Prize winner, engages various themes relevant to the eighteenth century—from porcelain to slavery to Hogarth—within the larger context of African...
From: Enfilade on 7 Dec 2017

The NEH and NEA Are National Treasures: Save Them

My standard for publishing posts with advocacy ambitions is relatively high: namely I need to be convinced that the matter at hand will potentially inflict significant blows to the work of academics and museum professionals as related to the eighteenth...
From: Enfilade on 20 Jan 2017

IKEA and the Eighteenth Century

◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ If this recent IKEA advertisement (uploaded to YouTube on 31 July 2016) depends more upon conventions for period films set in the eighteenth century than eighteenth-century sensibilities themselves,...
From: Enfilade on 18 Aug 2016

Exhibition | The Artistry of Outlander: Costumes and Set Designs

From The Paley Center: The Artistry of Outlander: Costumes and Set Designs The Paley Center for Media, Los Angeles, 8 June — 14 August 2016 The Artistry of Outlander takes visitors into the world of the critically acclaimed STARZ and Sony Pictures...
From: Enfilade on 20 Jul 2016

Exhibition | Chinamania: Walter McConnell

Contemporary art, engaging an iconic nineteenth-century interior, engaging perennially popular early eighteenth-century ceramics—opening next week at the Sackler: Chinamania: Walter McConnellArthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C., 9 July 2016...
From: Enfilade on 1 Jul 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ Wins 11 Tony Awards

From left: Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Christopher Jackson, Leslie Odom, Jr., Jasmine Cephas Jones, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, and Anthony Ramos. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue (July 2015). Adam Green’s story for...
From: Enfilade on 15 Jun 2016

Exhibition | Olafur Eliasson at Versailles

Olafur Eliasson, Versailles 2016 © Olafur Eliasson ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Press release from Versailles: Olafur Eliasson at the Palace of Versailles Château de Versailles, 7 June — 30 October 2016 Curated...
From: Enfilade on 8 Jun 2016

Exhibition | Unbounded: The Eighteenth Century Mirrored by the Present

Now on view in Sweden at the Gothenburg Museum of Art: Unbounded: The Eighteenth Century Mirrored by the Present / Gränslöst: 1700-tal speglat i nuetGöteborgs Konstmuseum, Gothenburg, 4 May — 13 November 2016 The major exhibition...
From: Enfilade on 20 May 2016

Exhibition | Yinka Shonibare MBE

Yinka Shonibare MBE, Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle (maquette), 2007, as installed in the exhibition Fourth Plinth: Contemporary Monument (London: ICA, 2012–13). ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ From the YCBA: Yinka Shonibare...
From: Enfilade on 11 May 2016

V&A Design a Wig

◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ As noted by various sources (Hyperallergic and Harper’s Bazaar, among others), the V&A has recently launched its ‘Design a Wig‘ game, the perfect antidote to procrastinating a...
From: Enfilade on 6 Jan 2016

Exhibition | Under the Guillotine: James Gillray

◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ From Metropolitan State University of Denver: Under the Guillotine: James Gillray and Contemporary CounterpartsCenter for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University of Denver, 18 December 2015 —...
From: Enfilade on 20 Dec 2015

‘Mr Foote’s Other Leg’ Onstage in London

Joseph Millson as David Garrick, Dervla Kirwan as Peg Woffington, and Simon Russell Beale as Samuel Foote; Mr Foote’s Other Leg, directed by Richard Eyre, Hampstead Theatre, London. Credit: Alastair Muir. ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ ...
From: Enfilade on 8 Nov 2015

Exhibition | Dutch Dining: Four Centuries of Table Settings

Thanks to Hélène Bremer for noting this exhibition (along with installation by Bouke de Vries). . . Nederland Dineert: Vier Eeuwen Tafelcultuur Dutch Dining: Four Centuries of Table Settings Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, 28 February 2016 Fine...
From: Enfilade on 22 Oct 2015

Opening in December 2015: V&A’s ‘Europe 1600–1815’ Galleries

From the V&A press release: Writing cabinet, 1750s, possibly by Michael Kimmel, or Kümmel (1715-1794) a cabinet-maker in Dresden (London: V&A, Purchased by H.M. Government from the estate of the 6th Earl of Rosebery and allocated to the...
From: Enfilade on 19 Sep 2015

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