Bohemian Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement and Oscar Wilde’s Newport
March 24, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Bohemian Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement and Oscar Wilde’s Newport celebrates the ideas embodied by the artists, poets and thinkers popular during the Aesthetic Movement (1870-1890), an important era of artistic experimentation here and abroad. The exhibition will feature a selection of furniture, ceramics, wallpaper, glass, silver, paintings and costume illuminating the tenets of this “art for art’s sake” movement personified by its most influential impresario Oscar Wilde.
Elizabeth Colomba: Four Seasons
June 26, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Elizabeth Colomba: Four Seasons consists of four large framed portraits which are displayed in the second floor sitting room of The Elms, in which the seasons are depicted as an allegory of womanhood. The figures are nearly life-sized so that the viewer is confronted with the power and beauty of each woman. Read more.