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GALLERY ? ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, Oxford ********************** Hidden Treasures • 27 July - 17 October 1993 · This unusual exhibition sets out to explore a hidden vein of art collections: fine works of art which are generally inaccessible in private homes, and which will be on public view for the first time in an Ashmolean exhibition. Goya, Tiepolo, Chardin and Degas will be among the artists represented in the exhibition, which ranges from the 16th century to the end of the 19th century, and includes paintings, watercolours and drawings, with a small sculpture section. British artists are, naturally, strongly represented, with splendid works by Sir Thomas Lawrence, J.M.W. Turner, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and William Turner of Oxford. CITY ART GALLERY, Leeds $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$*$ John William Inchbold: Pre-Raphaelite Landscape Artist • 9 September - 23 October 1993 · Inchbold (1830-1888) was a notable early follower of the Pre-Raphaelites and knew Ruskin. His work of the 1850s conforms to the intense, startling vision of the Brotherhood and this will be the first one man show ever devoted to the artist. There will be about 60 oils and watercolours, with loans from all the major UK public and private collections. There will be a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Victorian art specialist Christopher Newall, covering his life and work and also his links with contemporaries such as the poet Swinburne. METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York Nineteenth Century Galleries • Re-opening 21 September 1993 · Following two years of reorganization, renovation and expansion, the galleries devoted to the Museum's collections of Neoclassical, Romantic, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masters will soon re-open. The remodeled galleries, some of them skylit, will comprise a suite of 20 rooms in a 19th-century Beaux-Arts style, incorporating classical moldings, cornices, and door-surrounds, and adapted from the original designs made for the Metropolitan by the architects McKim, Mead & White in the early years of this century. 82Victorian Review THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, Manchester Against the Grain • 29 July - 1 August 1993 · Celebrate Manchester's textile industry — past, present, and future. From home spinning to life in the mills the story unfolds in the working Textile Gallery. 1993 is both Industrial Heritage Year and the 10th anniversary of this working museum; the complex is located in the heart of the first industrial city in the world's oldest passenger railway station. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF LABOUR HISTORY, Manchester Music While You Work: 100 Years of the Musicians' Union • 17 July 1993 - 26 February 1994 · The Primrose League: a small display of memorabilia and ephemera • 17 July -31 October 1993 This fascinating museum celebrates the lives of ordinary people; their work, their fight to improve their lives and their struggle simply to survive. The museum uses its collection of banners, photographs, badges, posters, ephemera, tools, regalia, paintings and everyday things to illustrate the richness of working people's lives. NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, London *************************** Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) and the Heart ofAmerican Life • 8 October 1993 - 23 January 1994 First-ever European exhibition of the work of Thomas Eakins, a master of American realism, and regarded by many American scholars as the greatest of American painters. Portraiture was the genre that preoccupied Eakins for most of his career. He was far from being a fashionable society portraitist, with a seductive style bent on flattery and idealization; only a small proportion of his portraits were commissions. His aim, rather, was to paint the achievers of his native city, portraying in bold and searching images men and women in every walk of life. These were not only military and church leaders, businessmen and lawyers, but surgeons, scientists, writers, musicians, actors, educators and sportsmen. Eakins most admired and celebrated the achievements of those who combined the poetry and creativity of art with the precision and control of science. SCIENCE MUSEUM, London Science in the Eighteenth Century • opens Autumn 1993 · 18th century Britain was alive with invention and exploration. Great advances made in science and technology were made accessible to a wide public through a Gallery Stroll83 new innovation - public scientific lectures. One of the most avid and enthusiastic followers of such developments was King George III. His large collection of scientific instruments will be the highlight...


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