If you’re in any of these cities, try and pop along to a current exhibition, there is so much on at the moment and we’ve heard good things about these.
British Design 1948 – 2012: Innovation in the Modern Age
Victoria and Albert Museum >
Celebrating British Design since 1948, The V&A’s exhibition, British Design highlights the best of British post-war art and design from the 1948 ‘Austerity Games’ to the present day. Over 300 British design objects highlight significant moments in the history of British design and how the country continues to nurture artistic talent and be a world leader in creativity and design.
Herb Ritts, LA Style,
Getty Center >
Through hard work and a distinctive vision, Herb Ritts (1952–2002) became one of the top photographers in the 1980s. Ritts’s aesthetic incorporated facets of life in and around Los Angeles. He often made use of the bright California sunlight to produce bold contrasts, and his preference for outdoor locations such as the desert and the beach helped to separate his work from his peers.
Graphic Design: Now In Production
Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum >
Featuring works produced since 2000, Graphic Design explores the worlds of design-driven magazines, newspapers, books, and posters; the expansion of branding programs for corporations, subcultures and nations; the entrepreneurial spirit of designer-produced goods; the renaissance in digital typeface design; the storytelling potential of film and television titling sequences; and the transformation of raw data into compelling information narratives.
Swedish National Museum >
Slow Art revels in the time and care it takes to demonstrate exquisite craftsmanship. Selected artworks from the fields of ceramics, glass, silver and textiles make a case for reappraising the skill involved in learning and practicing crafts.
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