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Jasper Johns: Regrets
12 September 2014 - 14 December 2014
The Courtauld Gallery
A display of major new works by Jasper Johns, one of the world’s greatest living artists. Regrets is a haunting series of ten paintings and drawings inspired by an old photograph of Lucian Freud posing in Francis Bacon’s London studio.
Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude
23 October 2014 - 18 January 2015
The Courtauld Gallery
Egon Schiele (1890 - 1918) is one of the most important artists of the early 20th century and a central figure of Austrian Expressionism. This exhibition brings together an outstanding group of the artist’s nudes to chart his ground-breaking approach during his short but urgent career.
Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and The Advent of Punk
05 November 2014 - 25 January 2015
East Wing Galleries
On the occasion of Blondie’s 40th anniversary, Somerset House will showcase a series of iconic and previously unpublished photographs by Chris Stein, co-founder of Blondie, providing a behind the scenes look on life in the trailblazing band, from their underground early days to global sell-out shows and chart domination. Blondie and other icons of the 70s and 80s new wave world, including Andy Warhol, David Bowie and The Ramones, are captured intimately and inimitably by Stein.
De/coding the Apocalypse
07 November 2014 - 19 December 2014
East Wing
An exhibition investigating our enduring fascination with the Book of Revelation, updating and interrogating both its positive and negative aspects. The word ‘apocalypse’ originally indicated an ‘unveiling’, and the Book itself not only documents the destruction of the current world, but also maps out the creation of a new, better one. Using the latest in technology, from 3D printing to virtual reality, the show brings various elements to life in ways that are as playful as they are challenging.
Fashioning Winter
11 November 2014 - 11 January 2015
Somerset House
Nine displays, each curated by a fashion expert, will pop up to tell the story of trends in cold climates from the past century. Each display will cover a different theme on winter fashion and leisure pursuits and include items such as illustrated postcards of chic Parisians in their winter wares from the Belle Époque era, a 1920s Burberry ski suit, a pair of 1936/37 ice skates, and videos of fairytale Narnia-inspired catwalk shows from Alexander McQueen’s A/W 1999 to John Galliano’s A/W 2009 collection.
Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason
11 November 2014 - 11 January 2015
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason offers a host of seasonal experiences on and off the ice. During the day, skate in the beautiful splendour of Somerset House’s neoclassical courtyard. After dark, the rink hosts some of the best international clubs and festivals at our exclusive Club Nights. Après-skate, enjoy a cocktail, indulgent fondue or tasty treat from Fortnum’s Lodge or the Skate Lounge.
Wounded: The Legacy of War
Photographys by Bryan Adams
12 November 2014 - 25 January 2015
Terrace Rooms
An exhibition of photographs by Bryan Adams of young British servicemen and women who have suffered life-changing injuries on military duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Featuring over 30 portraits on public display for the first time in the UK, the startling series honours the war heroes of today and highlights the plight of wounded personnel.
Knyttan: Factory of the Future
13 November 2014 - 11 January 2015
New Wing
Have you ever wanted to design your own scarf, jumper or even tie, but can’t knit? Based in Somerset House’s New Wing, Knyttan’s Factory of the Future allows you to create a design and have it made in front of you in minutes.
T H E U N S E E N Emporium
13 November 2014 - 05 May 2015
New Wing
Material exploration house T H E U N S E E N, a collective of alchemists, cutters, coders and anatomists, open the doors to their magical world which focuses on science fused with design. Within the Emporium visitors are fully immersed in material science and surrounded by iconic British designed products that have been treated with UNSEEN technology. Gifts perfect for a Winter stocking are also available to buy for the curious.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
22 November 2014
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Somerset House: The Old Palaces Tour
25 November 2014
Somerset House
Somerset House, now an exciting venue for arts and culture was once the home of three Catholic queens; Anne of Denmark, Henrietta Maria and Catherine of Braganza and played a vital part in the crisis of the Stuart dynasty. Join us for a new guided tour, exploring the history of the site before this current building existed. A special highlight of the tour includes access to Strand Lane Baths.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
27 November 2014
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
27 November 2014 - 15 March 2015
Embankment Galleries
The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987. This major show will chart Bourdin’s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray’s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection. The exhibited works will exemplify the craftsmanship behind his images, from production to publication, and their enduring quality as a consequence.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
29 November 2014
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
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