Supporting Museums and Galleries is more important than ever during these difficult times... so for MUSEUM WEEK 2020 we have curated a collection of 10 of the best online museum exhibitions, resources and ‘events’ for you to enjoy from home!
1. VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON
Following on from the BBC documentary series Secrets of the Museum, Tom Windross (Head of Content at the V&A) has written a series of blogs to further explore some of the objects featured. Click HERE for more.
Lund Humphries has published three books in collaboration with the V&A, about the Museum’s history and collections. You can see these fascinating books HERE or by clicking on the covers below for more information.
2. PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY, CHICHESTER
We are also particularly enjoying Pallant House Gallery’s regular Friday evening British Art Quiz on Instagram - so join in!
You can also see an archive of past exhibitions HERE, and read the Gallery Blog HERE. As well as accessing the collection online HERE.
Pallant House Gallery’s exhibitions have so many ties to our publications: Radical Women, Ivon Hitchens, Prunella Clough: Regions Unmapped, Henry Moore and The Art of David Jones - to name just a few! Click on the covers for more.
3. BRITISH LIBRARY, LONDON
The British Library’s oral history projects Artists’ Lives (HERE) and Architects’ Lives (HERE) are fantastic resources of recorded interviews with creatives including Sheila Girling, Anthony Caro, Norman Ackroyd, and so many more.
Our book, Studio Voices by Michael Bird draws on the Artists’ Lives archive, and Louise Campbell's book Studio Lives features in particular, Eileen Agar, who was one of the first to be interviewed as part of this BL project (Louise has also written for our blog HERE). Our book Cook's Camden by Mark Swenarton was also supported by material from the Architects' Lives archive.
For more from the British Library, see their online events HERE.
Click on the covers to find out more about our books!
4. WATTS GALLERY, SURREY
The Watts Gallery’s wonderful exhibition: Unto This Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin is accessible through a series of video tours and audioguides, available on their website (HERE) as well as a specially developed App (see HERE). The Watts Gallery is also starting a drawing challenge on their Instagram account, so if you fancy getting creative, why not give it a go!?
For more on Ruskin, see our publications: Ruskin’s Venice: The Stones Revisited, by Sarah Quill (who has written for our blog HERE), and also our John Ruskin Dictionary. Click the covers for more.
And for more about the Watts Gallery building and history, see our book, Studio Lives (above) and Louise Campbell’s blog piece HERE.
5. LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, COPENHAGEN
While the Louisiana Museum in Copenhagen is closed (and while we can’t travel!) explore the Museum’s exhibition programme and featured artists on their fantastic YouTube channel HERE.
There is an immersive interview with Tal R - the star of one of our Contemporary Painters Series monographs - HERE. Click on the cover for more information about the Lund Humphries book on Tal R's fascinating painting.
6. DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY, LONDON
Again, while the wonderful exhibition, British Surrealism at Dulwich Picture Gallery is postponed, the exhibition audioguide is available to listen to, as a podcast-style preview of the exhibition. Find it HERE, and hear about artists such as Max Ernst, Paul Nash, Edward Burra, Leonora Carrington…
Plus get reading with Lund Humphries publications about Surrealist Art! Click on the covers for more.
7. SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE, FRANKFURT
The exhibition, Fantastic Women is currently on at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and with International Museum Day on Monday focusing on Inclusion and Diversity, the Fantastic Women show seems a particularly apt way to celebrate this. Find pioneering female figures in Surrealist Art on their exhibition page HERE.
We are particularly pleased to see a focus on Dorothea Tanning and Leonora Carrington - and you can see the Lund Humphries books on these two truly Fantastic Women below (click on the covers for more).
You can take a video visit (HERE).
Notice Tanning at 1:07 and Carrington at 2:04.
And a guided tour of the exhibition with the curator (HERE).
There's a focus on Carrington at 15:00.
(English subtitles available)
8. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MOMA), NEW YORK
MOMA has an excellent and diverse range of artist interviews on their online platform (HERE). Etel Adnan — another featured artist in the Lund Humphries Contemporary Painters Series — has taken part in two very engaging video interviews which are available to view HERE & HERE.
Click on the cover for more about our Contemporary Painters monograph!
9. THE HEPWORTH, WAKEFIELD
The current exhibition at the Hepworth Gallery, entitled Bill Brandt / Henry Moore: In Detail, has been extended until November, and is available to view online, with a dedicated page including an interactive timeline, video introduction and biographies, and exhibition insights HERE.
Henry Moore holds a special place in our hearts, here at Lund Humphries, since it was the publication of a large-format, luxuriously produced, beautifully designed monograph on Henry Moore’s sculpture and drawings, in 1944, that truly established Lund Humphries as a leading publisher on British modernist art.
Click on the covers below to discover more about our publications on Henry Moore and our co-published book, with The Hepworth Wakefield, Barbara Hepworth: The Plasters.
10. CANTOR ARTS CENTER at STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CALIFORNIA
HERE you can listen to an interesting podcast interview with Frank Lobdell, as he talks about his art and practice. Lobdell is the subject of a recent Lund Humphries book — which you can find out more about HERE, or by clicking the cover.
More information about #MuseumWeek 2020 can be found here: www.museum-week.org
And on all social media platforms under the relevant hashtags.
More on our publications can be found here:
Our museum partners include:
the British Museum;
London Transport Museum;
The Hepworth, Wakefield;
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford;
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester;
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam;
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC;
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston;
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University;
the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.