After four years and seven venues, the AFA traveling exhibition, Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement opened at its final venue, The Frick Pittsburgh, on November 6, 2021. As we celebrated the conclusion of this touring exhibition, the AFA Membership was invited to an exclusive, after-hours tour of the British Galleries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Associate Curator, Wolf Burchard.
In March 2020, the AFA planned a tour of the newly renovated British Galleries at The Met but unfortunately we had to cancel due to lock down. We are so pleased to be able to offer the tour now, in celebration of Victorian Radicals!
The British Galleries exhibit almost seven hundred works of art, including a large number of new acquisitions, particularly objects made in the nineteenth century that were purchased with this project in mind. A prominent new entrance provides direct access from The Met’s medieval galleries, creating a seamless transition from the Middle Ages into the Tudor Renaissance. The reimagined suite of ten galleries provide a fresh perspective on the period, focusing on its bold, entrepreneurial spirit and complex history.