Julius Bryant
Keeper of Word and Image Department, Victoria and Albert Museum William Kent: Designing an Exhibition for the V&A
William Kent: Designing an Exhibition for the V&A

Date

Monday, September 16, 2013

Time

12:00 am – 1:30 am

Place

38 West 86th Street

Open to BGC faculty, staff, and students only.
212.501.3019, academicevents@bgc.bard.edu

Description

Julius Bryant will be giving a Brown Bag Lunch presentation on Monday, September 16, 2013, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. His talk is entitled “William Kent: Designing an Exhibition for the V&A.” Julius Bryant is Keeper of Word and Image at the Victoria and Albert Museum, with responsibility for paintings, prints, drawings, designs, architecture, miniatures, watercolors, photographs, The National Art Library, the Archive of Art & Design, and for liaison over the Royal Institute of British Architects’ collection of architectural drawings at the V&A. Between 1990 and 2005, he was Director of Museums and Collections and Chief Curator at English Heritage (based at the Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood), where he specialized in the restoration, redisplay, and reinterpretation of historic houses open to the public, such as Kenwood, Chiswick House, Marble Hill, Ranger’s House, Osborne, Brodsworth Hall, Darwin’s Down House, Eltham Palace, and Apsley House. Bryant has served as the V&A’s lead curator for two exhibitions co-curated with Dr. Susan Weber in collaboration with the Bard Graduate Center: James "Athenian" Stuart, 1713–1788: The Rediscovery of Antiquity (2006-2007) and William Kent, 1686-1748: Designing Georgian Britain (2013-2014). His publications include Kenwood: Paintings in the Iveagh Bequest (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003); Art and Design for All: The Victoria and Albert Museum (London: V&A Publications, 2011); and Caro: Close Up, co-author, Martina Droth (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012).

Bryant will share the latest designs for the installation of the William Kent exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and explain some of the curatorial choices behind the presentation at the V&A, compared with the BGC.


Brown Bag Lunch