Love is Enough > Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

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Rarely-seen works by William Morris and Andy Warhol from public and private collections across the UK and the USA have been brought together by Turner-Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller who turns curator for the ‘Love is Enough’ exhibition at BM&G.

Six extremely rare and fragile historic tapestries illustrating the story of the search for the Holy Grail are being put on display in Birmingham for the first time in seven years.

The tapestries, acquired for Birmingham’s collection between 1907 and 1980, were designed by William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and John Henry Dearle and are the only versions from the Holy Grail series in any public collection. The Summons, The Arming and Departure, The Failure of Sir Gawaine, The Ship, The Attainment and Verdure are the most complete surviving representation of the series, which is widely regarded as one of the outstanding achievements of the British Arts & Crafts movement. Continue reading

REVEALED: Government Art Collection from 16th November

For the first time outside of London, 200 works from the prolific Government Art collection will be removed from their usual dwellings in government buildings across the world, and united under the roof of Birmingham’s Gas Hall, in their up-and-coming fascinating exhibition, Revealed. Continue reading