Leighton House Museum is delighted to partner once again with The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, presenting a very special talk by Senior Curator, Daniel Robbins - a sneak peek of their new exhibition, opening on Friday 7 July.
Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity (7 July – 29 October 2017) is the largest exhibition devoted to the celebrated Victorian artist to be held in London since 1913. The show explores Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s career and his fascination with the representation of domestic life in antiquity and how this interest was expressed through the two remarkable studio-houses that he created in St John’s Wood. At Home in Antiquity is the most ambitious exhibition ever held at Leighton House Museum, showcasing over 130 paintings and objects. The extraordinary interiors of Leighton’s private palace of art are the perfect setting for the show and were known to the Alma-Tademas as frequent callers.
Daniel Robbins is Senior Curator, Museums with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and is responsible for Leighton House Museum and 18 Stafford Terrace, two of London’s best-loved house museums. He has organised many exhibitions and has contributed to numerous catalogues and publications around nineteenth-century art, architecture and design, including the authorship of the companion guidebook to Leighton House Museum published in 2011. He was also responsible for leading the award-winning project to refurbish and restore Leighton House, completed between 2008 and 2010.