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February 2, 2022 - January 1, 2023 Defying Expectations: Inside Charlotte Bronte's Wardrobe

This brand new exhibition, co-curated with historical consultant Dr Eleanor Houghton, places focus on some of the remarkable garments and accessories worn by Charlotte Brontë. These brightly coloured, fashionable, even exotic items boldly challenge the preconception that Brontë and her famous protagonist Jane Eyre  were, at least in terms of dress, one and the same. The clothes draw attention to both Charlotte’s ordinary and extraordinary lives but also remind us that she was an active participant of the fast-changing mid-nineteenth century.

At the heart of ‘Defying Expectations’ is a striped evening dress, which has never been exhibited before. The dress was proved to be Charlotte’s during an extensive period of research conducted over the last six years by Dr Eleanor Houghton, the first scholar ever to have studied the clothing in the Brontë Society's collection  in detail.  

The exhibition features more than twenty pieces of Charlotte’s clothing and accessories, and offers an intimate insight into both her domestic and literary lives.

10am - 5pm

Free admission with entry to the Museum

Brontë Parsonage Museum
Church Street

West Yorkshire, UK

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Exhibits International
March 4, 2022 - December 16, 2022 Present/Past: The Robert Polidori Photographic Archive

Robert Polidori is one of the world’s most acclaimed architectural photographers of human habitats and environments. His photographs bear witness to the passage of time, locating evidence of history in the spaces we build and live within. With selections from Polidori’s comprehensive photographic archive, Present/Past takes viewers beyond the widely acknowledged aesthetic value of his images.

The large-format prints on display include Polidori’s significant projects: the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding in New Orleans, the Château de Versailles, Havana, and Chernobyl, as well as his Metropolis series, which documents population and urban growth.  In addition, the exhibit includes materials from the full breadth of the Polidori Archive. From his initial Polaroids and annotated images to proofs and final prints, Present/Past reveals the layers of evidence contained in the collection as a whole

Mon - Fri 9am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm

Free admission (reservation are recommended)

Main Exhibition Gallery
Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
2300 Red River 

Austin, TX

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Exhibits Southwest
April 13, 2022 - February 5, 2023 Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive

Discover the story of the excavation of Tutankhamun’s tomb through the eyes of the archaeologists on the ground.

2022 marks 100 years since the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

In 1922 Howard Carter and his team discovered the tomb of the young king Tutankhamun at Luxor. It was the first known intact royal burial from ancient Egypt, and preserved a wealth of ritual items and objects from the king’s life – flowers and fruit as well as gold...

Using Carter’s archive of photographs, letters, plans, drawings and diaries – now part of the Griffith Institute, Oxford – this exhibition brings to life the complex stories of the discovery, excavation, documentation and conservation of Tutankhamun’s tomb, including often overlooked Egyptian members of the archaeological team.

Come and explore this vivid and intimate insight into one of the world’s most famous archaeological discoveries.

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 11am – 4pm

Free admission

Treasury, Weston Library
Broad Street

Oxford, UK

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Exhibits International
June 9, 2022 - March 4, 2023 Lou Reed: Caught Between the Twisted Stars

In 2022, which would have been the year of Lou Reed's 80th birthday, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center will mount Lou Reed: Caught Between the Twisted Stars, the first large-scale exhibition featuring previously unseen and unheard work from Reed’s incredible archive.

Caught Between the Twisted Stars, a lyric from "Romeo Had Juliette" from Reed's New York, will chronicle the life's work of a prolific and uncompromising artist—songwriter, musician, performer, photographer, poet, accomplished tai chi practitioner—a story told through the voices, images, and music of Reed and his collaborators, including artists Julian Schnabel, Andy Warhol, and Robert Wilson; musicians Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, John Cale, Garland Jeffreys, Metallica, Sterling Morrison, Robert Quine, Mike Rathke, Fernando Saunders, and Maureen Tucker; manager Sylvia Reed; producer Hal Willner; photographers Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Billy Name, and Mick Rock; poets Jim Carroll, Allen Ginsberg, Delmore Schwartz, and Anne Waldman; president Václav Havel; songwriter Doc Pomus; and tai chi master Ren Guangyi.

Mon - Sat 10:30am - 6pm

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Shelby Cullom Davis Museum
Donald & Mary Oenslager Gallery
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
(entrance at 111 Amsterdam between 64th & 65th)

New York, NY

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Exhibits Mid-Atlantic
July 2, 2022 - January 2, 2023 We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy

We welcome all to witness history and consider our present moment through the power of art with this unique exhibition.

What does the US Constitution mean to you? The world’s longest-surviving written charter of government is much more than a piece of paper seen behind glass on a field trip. It is a living, breathing document that affects our lives every day.

In a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a rare, original print of the US Constitution (one of only eleven known in the world) is going on view at Crystal Bridges in We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy. In this free exhibition, the document is displayed in conversation with works of art by influential historical and contemporary artists that provide diverse American perspectives on the nation’s founding principles.

Original prints of the Declaration of Independence, the proposed Bill of Rights, and the Articles of Confederation can be viewed along with several new acquisitions. Portraits of Native American leaders, including John Mathies’s depiction of Seneca leader Red Jacket, hang beside familiar paintings of revolutionary leaders such as Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull. Constitutional themes of equality, freedom, and justice are explored in twentieth-century works by Jacob Lawrence and Gordon Parks, among others, while living artists such as Roger Shimomura, Luis C. Garza, and Shelly Niro address past and present struggles for equality.

Admission to this exhibition is free, however due to its anticipated popularity, reservations for a timed ticket will be required.

Modern Art Gallery
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way

Bentonville, AR

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Exhibits Midwest