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British Royal Portraiture and the Circulation of Ideas

February 28, 2019 – June 02, 2019

(Happening Now)

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


Exhibition opens: Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:00-8:00pm, members’ preview 5:30-6:00pm
Talk with collector Jodi Eastberg and curator Lynne Harper at 7:00pm
Museum members free | all others $5 suggested donation

Exhibition Programs

Photography Lessons: A Talk With Dr. Sarah Anne Carter
TONIGHTS TALK WITH DR. SARAH ANNE CARTER IS CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR DATE AND TIME. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

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
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.

Talk Registration

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
 

Image information:
Queen Elizabeth II 
1945 Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976)
Collection of Jodi and John Eastberg

In early 1945, when the photo was taken, the 19-year-old Princess was made a Subaltern (Lieutenant) in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). By the end of the war, she had reached the rank of Junior Commander, having completed her course at No. 1 Mechanical Training Centre of the ATS and passed as a fully qualified driver.

Exhibition Events

28 Feb

Moving Pictures: Royal Portraiture and the Circulation of Ideas | Opening Talk

February 28, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Exhibition opening night talk with collector Jodi Eastberg and curator Lynne Harper.

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4 Apr

Photography Lessons: A Talk with Dr. Sarah Anne Carter - RESCHEDULED - TBA

April 04, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.

A talk about the history of photography as it relates to object lessons.

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10 Apr

Building a Collection: A Talk With John Eastberg

April 10, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.

John's talk focuses on the process of building a collection.

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8 May

Curatorial Walk Through - Moving Images

May 08, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Walk through the exhibition with a curator!

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11 May

High Tea on the Terrace: A Royal Affair

May 11, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Featuring live music, assorted teas, tea sandwiches and scones, with a special Mother's Day tour of our current exhibition "Moving Images: Royal Portraiture and the Circulation of Ideas," with curator Lynne Harper.

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