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The Bowes Museum presents varied exhibition programme for 2012

Date Posted: 24/02/2012

Group travel organisers planning a visit to The Bowes Museum in County Durham can coincide a group trip with one of this year’s many and varied exhibitions. 

Lucile - Fashion Designer, Titanic Survivor, opening on the 14th April and running until next January, centres on an exquisite wedding dress of 1912, designed by famous couturier Lucile - Lady Duff Gordon - in the year she was rescued from the ill-fated Titanic. Recognised as the first British designer to achieve international renown, her clients included royalty, aristocracy and theatre stars.

Running from the 12th May to 24th June is Complicidades: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, a European touring photographic exhibition featuring these prominent Mexican artists. Organised by the Mexican embassy as part of the VAMOS! Festival, the images focus on the couple living and working at the time of the Mexican Revolution. Celebrating this exhibition, the museum will be hosting a VAMOS! Mexican Day on the 16th June with Mexican food and music.

Keith Coventry: Works in Bronze, the first exhibition exclusively of bronze works by the British artist, will then run from the 14th July to 16th September; and finally Feast Your Eyes!: Fashion Food in Art will run from 6th October into 2013. Celebrating the representation of food in western art from the 16th to 20th centuries, the exhibition will focus on feast, famine, fashion and festival.

Groups of 12 or more visiting The Bowes Museum are entitled to discounted admission rates.

For further group travel information telephone: 01833-694615 or e-mail groups@thebowesmuseum.org.uk

 

 

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