In February 2020, the Center opened an eagerly anticipated exhibition focused on the revolutionary work of three generations of young rebellious artists and designers that revolutionized the visual arts in Britain. Featuring the work of Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, William Morris, Mary Jane Newill, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Simeon Solomon (among others), “Victorian Radicals” celebrates the skill and still-relevant ideas of these thinkers and makers. Now, with the Center’s doors sadly shut, visit this stunning show through a virtual tour—narrated by Tim Barringer, Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art at Yale—and appreciate the unparalleled visual richness of Victorian art from the comfort of your own home.
“Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement” is organized by the American Federation of Arts and Birmingham Museums Trust. This exhibition is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by Clare McKeon and the Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation.
Image: Kate Elizabeth Bunce, “Musica” (detail), ca. 1895–97, oil on canvas in original frame, Presented by Sir John Holder, Bart., 1897, courtesy American Federation of Arts, © Birmingham Museums Trust