Too Many Ideas - Archive for July, 2017

Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

  I realised after I’d bought the tickets that asking for one adult to the Russian Revolution has a certain comic quality.  Anyway, the latest exhibition at the British Library is well put together.  As you’d expect from the British Library the focus is on books, documents and maps along with a few carefully selected […]

Places of the mind – British watercolour landscapes 1850–1950

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Room 90 at the British Museum is one of my favourite places to visit when in London.  Hidden away at the top and back of the building the little art exhibitions are often a real treat. Places of the mind – British watercolour landscapes 1850–1950 is no exception with works by James McNeil Whistler, Edward […]

Voyages at the Science Museum

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

I was fortunate to have the Voyages exhibition at at the Science Museum to myself for half an hour at the end of Thursday. The stunning photographs by Anderson & Low’s of recently conserved ship models from the museum’s collection are ethereal.  The photographs are beautifully displayed with a real minimalistic. I’d happily have five or six […]

Pink Floyd Their Mortal Remains at the V&A

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

The exhibition Pink Floyd Their Mortal Remains at the Victoria and Albert museum in London is more of a multimedia experience than a simple display of artefacts. Then I’ve never been to an exhibition that includes a show with lasers, Vari-Lites, multiple projectors and smoke machines or display based a two-story section based on the […]

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