Saturday 4 June 2016

Victoria and Albert Museum - June at the V&A

Victoria and Albert Museum
ENGINEERING THE WORLD: OVE ARUP AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF TOTAL DESIGN
18 June – 6 November 2016
Supported by Volkswagen Group

This is the first ever retrospective of Ove Arup (1895-1988), the most influential engineer of the 20th century and the pioneer of a multidisciplinary approach to design that has defined the way engineering is understood and practiced today. The exhibition will span 100 years of engineering and architectural design including well known projects such as Sydney Opera House, Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Penguin Pool at London Zoo, alongside unseen archive materials and recent projects by Arup. Read more and book
V&A Members go free 

Part of the V&A Engineering Season
This exhibition is made possible with the cooperation of Arup

With additional support from Tideway

#EngineeringTheWorld #vamEngineeringSeason
  
*LAST CHANCE TO SEE*
BOTTICELLI REIMAGINED

Until 3 July 2016
Sponsored by Societe Generale 

***** 'A landmark event’ 
The Guardian
Discover the ways that artists and designers from the time of the Pre-Raphaelites to the present have responded to the artistic legacy of Sandro Botticelli (1445 – 1510). This major exhibition includes over 50 original works alongside those by artists such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, Walter Crane, Evelyn de Morgan, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman.
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V&A Members go free

#BotticelliReimagined
Become a V&A Venus or reimagine your own Botticelli with our #Bottishellfie competition

Plus, enter for the chance to win a trip to Florence and visit the town where Botticelli lived and worked
 *LAST CHANCE TO SEE*
PAUL STRAND
:
PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM FOR THE 20TH CENTURY
Until 3 July 2016
Supported by the American Friends of the V&A


Our major retrospective of the work of American photographer and film maker Paul Strand, one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. See over 200 objects, including Strand’s breakthrough trials in abstraction, candid street portraits, close-ups of natural and travel photography. 
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V&A Members go free

The international tour is organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in collaboration with FundaciĆ³n MAPFRE and made possible by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
#PaulStrand
Inspired by Paul Strand’s work? Enter our competition with your#MyStrandPhoto
 UNDRESSED:
A BRIEF HISTORY OF UNDERWEAR

Until 12 March 2017
Sponsored by Agent Provocateur and Revlon
Book your tickets to this much anticipated exhibition. Learn about the intimate relationship between underwear and fashion and its role in moulding the body to a fashionable ideal, with cut, fit, fabric and decoration revealing issues of gender, sex and morality.
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V&A Members go free

#vamUndressed
 
ELSEWHERE: 
A WORLD OF FRAGILE PARTS

Until 27 November 2016 
La Biennale di Venezia
Supported by Volkswagen Group

A World of Fragile Parts is a special project for the Applied Arts Pavilion that has been jointly developed as part of a collaboration between La Biennale di Venezia and the V&A. It looks at the threats faced by global heritage sites and how the production of copies can aid in the preservation of cultural artefacts. Read more 
 ELSEWHERE:
JAMEEL PRIZE 4 EXHIBITION
8 June 14 August 2016
Pera Museum
In partnership with Art Jameel

The Jameel Prize is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. Its aim is to explore the relationship between Islamic traditions of art, craft and design and contemporary work as part of a wider debate about Islamic culture and its role today. Eleven artists and designers have been shortlisted for this year’s prize, which is awarded every two years. The winner will be announced on 7 June 2016. Read more
The Jameel Prize 4 exhibition in Istanbul is organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in partnership with Art Jameel, and in collaboration with the Pera Museum

#JameelPrize4
REFRAMING PAUL STRANDFriday 3 June, 10.00  17.30

This one-day international conference will explore Paul Strand's breakthrough pictures, his experiments with film in the 1920's and 40's beside significant place projects conceived as books fromGhana to the Hebrides.
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#PaulStrand
  
ANTONIO BERARDI IN CONVERSATIONFriday 3 June, 18.30  19.30
Fashion designer Antonio Berardi, known for his sensual, form-fitting dresses, will be discussing his collections and the blend hecreates between traditional Saville Row tailoring and the expressiveness of Sicilian culture.Read more and book  


 JUSTINE PICARDIE:
DIOR BY AVEDON
Monday 6 June, 19.00  20.45

Author and editor in chief of British Harper's Bazaar Justine Picardie reflects on photographer Richard Avedon's iconic images of Dior fashions and portraits from the 1940's through to the 1970's.
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Includes wine reception 
 ZAC POSEN IN CONVERSATION
Wednesday 8 June, 14.30 - 15.30


American fashion designer Zac Posen trained at Parson’s School of Design in New York as well as London’s Central Saint Martins. He has since gone on to build a global brand, creating glamorous daywear, evening wear and accessories. He joins the writer and director Kinvara Balfour for an exclusive conversation about his life and career. Read more and book 

 
£5 TICKETS TO EXHIBITIONS ON TUESDAYS THROUGHOUT JUNE 
See and do even more at the Museum this June. On Tuesdays throughout the month, get £5 tickets to our special exhibitions and experience a taster of all that the Museum has to offer*.
To enjoy an even greater level of access throughout the year, become a V&A Member and receive unlimited free entry to all V&A exhibitions, plus many other exclusive benefits. Read more 
*£5 tickets are available on the day from the Museum only. Please note that Engineering the World opens on 18 June.
 ONE-DAY CONFERENCE ON BRITAIN'S CHILD MIGRANTS
Saturday 11 June, 10.00  16.00V&A Museum of Childhood

Academics, artists and curators will join together for this one-day conference to discuss the impact mass migration of children has on culture and society and the unresolved nature of troubling pasts. This conference marks the closing of the current exhibition On Their Own: Britain's Child Migrants (Until 12 June) at the V&A Museum of Childhood. Read more and book
  
SUMMER EXHIBITION 2016
From 13 June
The Royal Academy


Artists you know, artists you don’t: discover a kaleidoscope of over a thousand works under one roof at the Royal Academy.
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 AFFORDABLE ART FAIR16 – 19 June
Hampstead Heath


With more than 100 galleries exhibiting art from 1,000 artists, you’re sure to find the perfect piece of artwork to match any taste and budget at this fun and welcoming art fair on leafy Hampstead Heath.

Use the code VA16 to save 50% off the full on-the-door price.
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 THE HOUSE FAIR
22  25 June
The HOUSE Fair presents a stunning collection of over 100 interior brands, beautiful room sets and inspirational ideas for your home. Enjoy 25% off* tickets – Quote VA16.

Tickets include entry to the Spirit of Summer Fair.
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*25% off excludes transaction fee of £2.20 and is based on the on-the-door ticket price of £20.