All SAM members are invited to the preview of Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement. These rebellious artists and designers challenged the new industrial world and looked to the art of the past for inspiration, reasserting the value of the handmade over the dehumanizing sterility of mass production in 19th-century England. Victorian Radicals presents an unprecedented 150 paintings, drawings, sculpture, textiles, and decorative arts—many never before exhibited outside of the United Kingdom. Be the first to see vibrant works by the major artists associated with the subversive Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the later Arts & Crafts Movement.
12:30 pm & 6 pm
Chiyo Ishikawa, Susan Brotman Deputy Director for Art and Curator of European Painting and Sculpture
Seating for the exhibition overviews are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Celebrate the opening of Victorian Radicals with music and a cash bar with beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail, for purchase from TASTE.
Special exhibitions tickets are FREE for members. Guests of members are welcome and will be asked to pay full admission price unless using a Patron-level guest pass or discount pass. Tickets are not required for the overviews or happy hour.
Image: Musica, ca. 1895–97, Kate Elizabeth Bunce, British, 1856–1927, oil on canvas, 30 × 20 in., Lent by Birmingham Museums Trust on behalf of Birmingham City Council, Presented by Sir John Holder, 1897P17, © Birmingham Museums Trust, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.