Feb 28
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Jun 02
Moving Images: British Royal Portraiture and the C...

Moving Images: British Royal Portraiture and the C...

Presented by Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Depicting the British royal family from the Victorian Age to the present, the ceremonial and family photographic portraits presented in Moving Images show how images can both reflect and energize major cultural shifts. Mediating affinities between British monarchs and their subjects, the photographs also contributed to the formation and negotiation of ideas about one’s relationship to nation, family and gender.

The royal portraits included in the exhibition are symbolic of the lasting cultural effects of Britain’s move to large-scale production of goods, the growth of a middle class, and related shifting gender roles. Generously on loan from the collection of Jodi and John Eastberg, the exhibition includes works by royal photographers Dorothy Wilding, Cecil Beaton, and Marcus Adams.

Curated by Lynne Harper

The exhibition is generously supported by the Friends of the Villa Terrace

Admission Info

General Admission
$10 / Adults
$7 / Seniors, Students, Children 12 and younger
Members Free

Phone: 4142713656

Dates & Times

2019/02/28 - 2019/06/02

Additional time info:

Photography Lessons: A Talk With Dr. Sarah Anne Carter
April 4, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. | Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. | Wine and Light Refreshments Available | $15
April 4, 2019 | 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. | Cocktail reception with Sarah Anne Carter | Includes talk, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails | $40
Dr. Sarah Anne Carter, author of Object Lessons: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Learned to Make Sense of the Material World and Curator of and Director of Research at the Chipstone Foundation, will give a talk about the history of photography as it relates to object lessons and the ways images convey ideas. Advanced registration recommended at the links below.

Building a Collection: A Talk with John Eastberg
April 10, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. | Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. | Wine and Light Refreshments Available | $15
April 4, 2019 | 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. | Cocktail reception with Sarah Anne Carter | Includes talk, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails | $40
John Eastberg, Executive Director of the Pabst Mansion, will give a talk about the process of building a collection and provide insights regarding the collection of royal portraits currently on view. Advanced registration recommended.

Curatorial Walk-Throughs
Walk through the exhibition with a curator!

Wednesdays, March 13 and May 8
Tours start at 1:00 p.m.
Free with general admission to the museum

Location Info

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

2220 N. Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202

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