Thursday 14 April 2016

Art Shows in London, Southend and Beyond

Undressed: A Brief History Of Underwear
Victoria and Albert Museum, London from April 16
Corsets, crinolines, bras, pyjamas, Playtex living girdles.

Fashion Forward, 3 siècles de mode (1715-2016)
Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
7 April to 14 August 2016
Paniers, miniskirts, leg'o'mutton sleeves.

Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt
Two Temple Place from Jan 30
Temple Place is a neo-Gothic mansion on London's Embankment.

Bath Fashion Museum
A History of Fashion in 100 ObjectsFrom March 19
Shoes, bodices, embroidery, theatre costumes, the fashions of Jane Austen's Bath.

Shakespeare in Art: Tempests, Tyrants and Tragedy
Compton Verney
March 19 to June 19
Paintings, photography, projection a sound score and readings.

East London Group: Out of the City
Beecroft Gallery Southend
from 19 Mar

Sicily: Culture and Conquest
British Museum, London
21 April to 2 Aug
Romans, Byzantines, Greeks, Normans, gold, mosaics, volcanoes.

Drowned Egypt May 19 to 27 Nov
The lost city of Heracleion yields sculpture from the sea-floor. Is this the real Atlantis?

Out of Chaos: Ben Uri: 100 Years in London
Somerset House, London
2 July to 13 Dec
Pictures by well-known and lesser-known Jewish immigrants including Frank Auerbach and RB Kitaj.

And in 2021, the Museum of London will move to Smithfield Market. We hope.

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