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Explore what's on at the Victoria and Albert Museum over the next few months

Exhibitions

Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature

12 February 2022 – 8 January 2023

The Porter Gallery

Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature will tell the complete life story of Beatrix Potter, one of the best loved authors of Children’s fiction in the 20th Century.  This family friendly exhibition will take visitors on a journey to discover Potter’s life as a scientist and conservationist, exploring the places and animals that inspired her most beloved characters. In collaboration with the National Trust.

Image © Beatrix Potter via The V&A

Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear

19 March 2022 – 6 November 2022 

Sainsbury Gallery

The first major V&A exhibition to celebrate the power, artistry and diversity of masculine attire and appearance, Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear will trace how menswear has been fashioned and refashioned over the centuries, and how designers, tailors and artists – and their clients and sitters – have constructed and performed masculinity, and unpicked it at the seams. 


Displays

Make Good: Rethinking Material Futures

Launch 23 February 2022 - 18 July 2022

Furniture, Rooms 133-135 and Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Make Good: Rethinking Material Futures, supported by the designer and furniture maker John Makepeace OBE is a ten-year project that encompasses an annual display, symposium and programme of acquisitions dedicated to looking at the use of renewable, natural materials and the future of sustainable forestry in connection to design and architecture. 

Image © Richard Batterham via The V&A

Richard Batterham: Studio Potter

22 November 2021 – 26 September 2022

Room 146 

This temporary display showcases the works of the studio potter, Richard Batterham (1936-2021), and presents a unique collection of pots, selected with Richard from his personal archive, tracing his exploration of form and uncompromising dedication to pottery.


Family Activities

Live Minibeasts Drawing

12 February 2022

10:30, 13:00, 15:00

£17, booking essential

Visitors are invited to get up close and personal with snails, stick insects, scorpions and much more in this live drawing workshop inspired by Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature.

Image © Live Minibeasts Drawing via The V&A

Design Baby: Movement and Mindfulness

2 February, 16 February 2022 & 2 March 2022

The Raphael Gallery: 11.00 – 11.40

Free, booking essential

Visitors to this special event will join early years practitioner Anjana Rinne in a multi-sensory play session for children aged 0-3, explore themes related to the natural world and the Beatrix Potter exhibition, and include elements of music, free play and mindfulness.


Plus so much more…

Visit What's On · Exhibitions, Events & Courses · V&A for full listings and further information!

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