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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


A Passage to India

If you have plans to see Hollywood Costume (an exhibition originally organized in London by the V & A) when the show is on view at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts November 9 through February 17, 2014, be sure to also stop by the South Asian galleries. Greatly expanded during the past few years, the VMFA's McGlothlin Wing is now home to an arcaded white marble 19th-century Indian garden pavilion. In addition to this majestic structure, the museum holds one of the largest collections of South Asian decorative arts, textiles and fine art in the U.S. (we touched on the silver a while back).

For now, take a three-minute midweek escape and watch the installation of the pavilion or browse a sampling of 151 related objects like this 18th-century weight for a floor cloth or this peacock-feathered flywhisk.

[Screengrabs via YouTube.]

And speaking of Indian style, I spy Brigitte Singh's block prints over at Vogue this week.


ArchitectDesign™ said...

Oh I was thinking of going back to Richmond sometime this winter to see the exhibit so thanks for the recommendation!

Style Court said...

Hope you have the chance to go, Stefan!