The V&A host a diverse programme of exhibitions in 2018 ranging from Frida Kahlo, the golden age of ocean liners and Winnie the Pooh.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring A Classic
9 December 2017 – 8 April 2018
This exhibition will reveal the story behind the creative partnership of A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard and the factors contributing to the phenomenal success and enduring popularity of Winnie-the-Pooh.
Ocean Liners: Speed & Style
3 February – 10 June 2018
Room 39 and the North Court
This exhibition will re-imagine the golden age of ocean travel from Brunel’s 1859 steamship, the Great Eastern, to the launch of the QE2 in 1969. The first ever exhibition to explore the international design and cultural impact of the ocean liner, it will reveal the hidden design stories behind some of the world’s most luxurious ships.
Fashioned From Nature
21 April 2018- 27 January 2019
Fashion, Room 40,
Fashioned from Nature explores the relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day. Fashion draws inspiration from the natural world, but also depends on it for raw materials and energy.
The Future Starts Here
12 May – 4 November 2018
The Sainsbury Gallery
This exhibition explores the power of design in shaping the world of tomorrow. From smart appliances to satellites, artificial intelligence to internet culture, more than 100 objects will be brought together as a landscape for the near future.
Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe (title TBC)
16 June – 4 November 2018
Widely recognised as one of the most innovative and ground-breaking painters of the 20th century, Frida Kahlo is also renowned for the iconic persona that she crafted through her dress and self-fashioning. The V&A will present the first exhibition to be held outside Mexico of Kahlo’s clothing and personal possessions, including prosthetics, medicines, accessories, jewellery, photographs and letters.
Jameel Prize 5
30 June – 25 November 2018
The Porter Gallery
The Jameel Prize is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition.
8 September 2018 – 24 February 2019
Room 39 and the North Court,
There is a renaissance happening in videogames. A new wave of designers, players and critics are pushing the boundaries of the medium in radical new ways. This V&A show is the first to fully consider the complexity of videogames as one of the most important design fields of our time, investigating ground-breaking contemporary design work, creative and rebellious player communities and the political conversations that define this movement.
V&A Photography Centre
Opening Autumn 2018
In Autumn 2018, the V&A will unveil the first phase of a new, state-of-the-art Photography Centre designed by David Kohn Architects.
V&A Cast Courts – West Court and Central Gallery
Opening Autumn 2018,
In Autumn 2018 the V&A will complete the second and final phase of its FuturePlan redevelopment project returning the Museum’s Cast Courts to their original magnificence.
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