EXHIBITIONS

Here you'll find current and future events of interest to fans of Morris and his circle of influence.

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U.K.
Guildhall Gallery, London
Sublime Symmetry: The Mathematics Behind William De Morgan's Ceramic Designs
May 2018 – 28 October 2018



    Sublime Symmetry builds on these earlier observations to reassess – through a rigorous examination of the mathematical devices used in his designs – De Morgan as a natural mathematician and talented draughtsman. The exhibition showcases magnificent ceramics from the De Morgan Collection and designs on paper on loan from the V&A. The pieces have all been chosen to demonstrate the mathematical concepts which are the basis for De Morgan's beautiful and colourful ceramic designs.

Japan
Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art
William Morris: The History of Design
21 April 2018 – 16 July 2018


A leading 19th-century English artist, poet and philosopher, William Morris (1834-1896) was a principle influence on the international arts and crafts movement, which sought to promote craftsmanship as a decorative art form during a time of post-industrial revolution mass production. His interior designs brought art into the home, while his Kelmscott Press editions introduced elaborate typefaces to various books.
Tracing the life of Morris, this collection of 56 of his works, including wallpaper, textiles, chairs and publications, is supplemented by various items designed by his contemporaries.


U.K.
Tate Britain, London
Burne-Jones 

24 October 2018 – 24 February 2019


     From being an outsider in British art, and spending much of his life in isolation, Burne-Jones(1833–1898) became a key figure in the art world at the end of the 19th century and a pioneer of the symbolist movement.
     He challenged society by disengaging his art from the modern world, offering a parallel universe based on myth, legend and the Bible. Working in a wide range of materials, he pioneered a radical new approach to narrative in works created for both public and intimate settings.
     This exhibition is London’s first major retrospective of the artist's work for over 40 years, and showcases 150 works in different media, including painting, stained glass and tapestry, all of which foreground Burne-Jones's belief in the redemptive power of art.


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