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Ulysses: Art and Myth

Musei San Domenico, Forli, Italy

Until 31 October 2020

The Little Sea Maid by Evelyn De Morgan joins other paintings of mythical mermaids and monsters encountered by Ulysses in Homer’s epic poem The Odyssesy. The show focuses on how Ulysses story has been interpreted by artists and writers from antiquity to the present day.

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The Enchanted Interior

1st – 30th August (weekends only), Guildhall Art Gallery, London

The Gilded Cage, The Love Potion and The Hourglass have all been especially chosen for inclusion in this exhibition which examines how the domestic sphere has been interpreted and reinterpreted as a space for women, since the mid-19th century.

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We Capitalists – From Zero to Turbo

Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

Until 30 August 2020

Capitalism is far more than simply an economic system. It is a social order that has shaped our thinking, perception and existence for centuries. Approaching the topic from a cultural and historical perspective, the exhibition examines the fundamental characteristics of capitalism – rationalisation, individualisation, accumulation, money and investment – as well as typically capitalist dynamics such as unrestricted growth and creative crises.

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Troy: Myth and Reality

21st November 2019 – 8th March 2020 The British Museum, London

The myths and legends surrounding Troy are almost more exciting than the facts, and this exhibition explores how Troy has been understood and interpreted through stories, artworks and archeology over the centuries. Evelyn De Morgan was inspired by classical literature and her paintings Helen of Troy and Cassandra are wonderful additions to this show. They are a rare example of artwork which centred on the female characters in the story.

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Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

17th Oct. 2019 – 26th Jan. 2020

Location: National Portrait Gallery, London

Evelyn De Morgan’s beautiful pictures The Dryad, Night and Sleep and Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamund from the De Morgan Collection were on display alongside other paintings by and stories of women associated with Pre-Raphaelitism.

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The Rise of Islamic Art

12th July – 7th October 2019

Location: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

William De Morgan’s Fish and Saz Leaf Bowl and Prunus Tile Panel are on display alongside original examples of the Islamic Art which inspired him.

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