Monday, 15 October 2012

Ladies of Kenwood

Yesterday, by chance, I discovered that Kenwood House (top) has closed for repairs and refurbishment until Autumn 2013. What revealed this to me was the opening of Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London at the Milwaukee Art Museum in Wisconsin, USA (CLICK). What the hell is the Iveagh Bequest doing in Milwaukee? I wondered. The answer was provided by British Heritage, which led me to the Quadriga Gallery in Wellington Arch, where the exhibition Ladies of Kenwood runs until 28 October. This exhibition explores the stories of the Ladies of Kenwood through the sculpture, paintings, furniture and jewellery associated with them. Left are The Finch Sisters (CLICK). The grounds of Kenwood House and its café are still open to the public while the work continues. If you live in Milwaukee, grab your chance to view the Iveagh Bequest while you can. It probably won't come your way for at least another century.


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