Friday, July 9, 2010

The V&A Musuem Again!

Once again I spent my Friday evening wandering around the Victoria and Albert Museum, and once again I think it was an evening well spent. My favorite exhibit that I viewed this evening, I was unfortunately not allowed to take pictures in. The exhibit was of paintings by Raphael. They were extraordinarily large, making the people depicted actually appear life-size. The scenes depicted were based upon different passages in the book of Acts (from the Bible for those of you who don't know).

My next favorite exhibit was on Beatrix Potter's work. It had one of the original pages of her letter for the story Peter Rabbit, as well as many sketches both for that story and others. All of them were behind glass, so my pictures turned out a bit blurry, but here is one of her rough sketches of a mother rabbit getting her kids ready:

Some other exhibits I viewed included the fashion exhibit and an exhibit on the history of theatre and performance. Both contained beautiful dresses. My favorite from the fashion exhibit was this 'piano dress':

The theatre exhibit was really fun to look around in at all of the different costumes and play advertisements. I also walked through the silver exhibits, which were not as interesting to me, and some more paintings and photography. Sadly, the China exhibit, some sculpture exhibits and a few others I wished to see, were closed. I guess that means I will have to return again!


  1. Ooh, I would love a Beatrix Potter exhibit. Have you seen the movie based on her life (Miss Potter)? It was actually fairly good.

  2. I have not seen the movie, nor did I realize that I had a comment on my post! Is there a way I can have Google notify me so I'm not responding a month after a comment is made?