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GALLERY STROLL ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, Oxford ******************** Sir Arthur Evans (1881-1941) - Life and Times • 14 April - 21 August 1994 · In 1994 the Ashmolean celebrates the centenary of the move of the archaeological collections from the 'Old Ashmolean' in Broad Street to their present home. This was directed by Arthur Evans, later to become famous as the excavator of the 'Palace of Minos' at Knossos in Crete. Also in 1894 Evans paid his first visit to Crete. The museum's Centennial Exhibition will portray Evans's richly varied life as a journalist in the Balkans, and traveller in Scandinavia, Crete, Greece, Italy and North Africa in his early years, as a museum curator and excavator of Knossos in his middle years and as an internationally renowned scholar and University benefactor in his later years. BRITISH MUSEUM, London ******************* The Woodcut Series ofWilliam Nicholson • 20 May - 4 September 1994 · The British artist William Nicholson (1872-1949) established his enduring reputation in graphic art with four sets of hand-coloured woodcuts made in the late 189Os — 'An Alphabet' (1898), 'An Almanac of Twelve Sports' (1898), 'London Types' (1898) and 'Twelve Portraits (1st series)" (1899). These works are generally regarded as the most significant British contribution to international printmaking in the 1890s. The exhibition will display prints from the extremely rare de luxe edition in portfolio form published by William Heinemann. Pre-Raphaelite Drawings in the British Museum • 23 September 1994 - 8 January 1995 · The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in September 1848 at 83 Gower Street, the home of John Everett Millais, just around the comer from the British Museum. Less than forty years later, the British Museum began to acquire their work and the outstanding collection now boasts over 200 watercolours, drawings and designs. For the first Pre-Raphaelite exhibition ever held at the Museum, a selection of 90 of the finest examples has been made. On display will be works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Millais and William Holman Hunt, original members of the Brotherhood, as well as drawings by later associates of the group, including 102Victorian Review William Morris, Charles Allston Collins, and the landscapists William Henry Millais and William Bell Scott. Highlights will include three of Rossetti's most important compositions, 'Arthur's Tomb', 'Found' and 'Writing on the Sand'. Artistic Circles: The Medal in Britain 1880-1918 • 23 September 1994 - 8 January 1995 · The late nineteenth century was a period of great change for the medal in Britain. In the late 1880s, the French painter Alphonse Legros revolutionized the medium with the introduction of the cast medal to this country. Encouraging his contemporaries and students to return to the principles of Italian Renaissance medal-work, he inspired a generation of artists. Parallel to this devleopment was the move from the Gassical to the Art Nouveau style in struck medals. Several of the medallists represented in the exhibition, such as Edward Poynter, Alfred Gilbert and William Hamo Thornycroft, are well-known through their involvement in other arts. NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, London *************************** Four Women Photographers 8 July - 25 September 1994 · This exhibition organized by the Gallery is part of the Festival of Women Photographers 1994, and features the work of four prominent Edwardian women photographers, Eveleen Myers, Olive Edis, Alice Hughes and the first woman press photographer - Mrs. Albert Broom. The subjects range from statesmen to suffragettes to the newly formed London Women's Police Force. Sitwelliana: Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell • 14 October 1994 - 22 January 1995 · A major international loan exhibition tracing the life and works, patronage, friends, acquaintances and notorious battles of the sibling writers Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell. Works of art, manuscripts, books, costume, ephemera and film reflect the biographies of the Sitwells and illuminate their artistic milieu of the 1920s and 1930s, a world which embraced Picasso and Modigliani, Wyndham Lewis and T.S. Eliot, Diaghilev and the Russian Ballet Christina Rossetti¦ 18 November 1994 - 12 February 1995 · Christina Rossetti is now acknowledged to have been one of the major poets of the Victorian period. This centenary exhibition will include portraits of Christina by her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti and two of his most famous Pre-Raphaelite paintings for which she modelled. It will also trace her life...


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