Friday 2 November 2018

November at the V&A

OPEN SOONCast Courts
Visit from 1 December

Our iconic Cast Courts re-open soon, the only galleries that display the same breathtaking collection of inspiring objects, as when they originally opened in 1873.

Want to see what the future could look like or love Islamic art? Don't miss out, these exhibitions close this month!    

Enjoy the museum after dark with illuminating and inspiring evening talks this November including:
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Christian Dior:
Designer of Dreams

Opens 2 February 2019

Don't miss out on the most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior!

Supported by Swarovski
Day of the Dead Festival
2 November, 17.00 – 22.00

Join us for a free celebration to remember the dead, enjoy live traditional and contemporary Mexican music, dance, crafts and more. Plus, we want as many of you in costume as possible!

Get the look
Pay homage to Frida Kahlo's Mexican identity with our exclusive range made in collaboration with artisans, artists and makers.

Traditional Mexican dress
Indigenous clothing is assembled from squares or rectangles of cloth while texture and patterning are crucially important.

Read a blog post about indigenous clothing and distinctive examples worn by Frida Kahlo.
Kels O'Sullivan Cushion Workshop
10 – 11 November, 10.30 – 16.30

Inspired by the beautiful abstract paintings of Kels O'Sullivan, spend a weekend learning to create your very own cushion.
The Art of Fresco Painting
3 – 4 November, 11.00 – 16.00

Explore the importance of over 4,000 years of fresco painting and try your hand at the techniques of the medium’s masters.
Discover a master of photography
Watch a video on one of the 20th century's premier photographers, Horst P. Horst. A master of light, composition and atmospheric illusion, who created a world of sensual sophistication.