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Apollo Readers Event: Private View at the V&A

19 March 2014

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

Wednesday 16 April, 18:30-21:00
Call 020 7942 2211 to book

Experience the life and work of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer of early Georgian Britain.

(c.1723–5) William Aikman

William Kent (c. 1723–5) William Aikman © National Portrait Gallery, London

The exhibition brings together over 200 examples of Kent’s work including architectural drawings for Horse Guards at Whitehall, spectacular gilt furniture from Chiswick House and landscape designs for Holkham Hall. Discover the versatility of the ‘Kentian’ style and his lasting impact as a leading British tastemaker. Organised the Bard Graduate Centre, New York City and the V&A.

Mirror attributed to William Kent, probably for the White House, Kew, 1733–34. Carving attributed to John Boson. Gilt pine, mirror glass

Mirror attributed to William Kent, probably for the White House, Kew, (1733–34), Carving attributed to John Boson. Gilt pine, mirror glass © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The evening will include welcome drinks and nibbles, a talk from Exhibition Curator Julius Bryant, and a private view of the exhibition itself. Plus 15% discount in the V&A Shop.

Tickets cost £20
Call 020 7942 2211 to book

Event details:

18.30 – Arrive at Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road Entrance
18.30-19.00 – Drinks reception with nibbles
19.00 – Talk from William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain Curator Julius Bryant
19.30-21.00 – Viewing of William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain
20.00-21.00 – Browse Exhibition shop and enjoy 15% discount
21.00 – Event ends

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