Wednesday, September 23, 2009

J.W. Waterhouse Garden of Enchantment


A new exhibit of J.W. Waterhouse's work will be held at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from October 1, 2009, to February 7, 2010. The exhibit will feature the largest-ever retrospective of works by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917). J. W. Waterhouse: Garden of Enchantment will be the first large-scale exhibition of Waterhouse’s work since 1978, and promises to be the first expo to focus on works from throughout his lengthy artistic career.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will have at least eighty works of art, on loan from public and private collections throughout the world. Garden of Enchantment will also feature a number of Waterhouse's sketches in oil, chalk and pencil (many of these works have not been seen in public since Waterhouse's death). The exhibition has been organized by the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands, with the collaboration of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition, which premiered at the Groninger Museum, will also be presented at the Royal Academy of Arts (June 27 to September 13, 2009), and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (October 1, 2009, to February 7, 2010).

It sounds like Garden of Enchantment will be a fabulous exhibit. I would desperately love to get a chance to see these works in person!

For more information, visit The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts website

7 comments:

Medieval Muse said...

I can imagine getting a "wild hair" and taking a trip to see this before it is gone. Probably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Are you going?

Margaret said...

I would dearly love to! I might not get a chance for a little while though, since my baby is due in October! Perhaps I'll get a chance to go in January?

willow said...

Congratulations on the baby, Margaret! Soon!

This exhibit sounds heavenly. Wish I could go.

Thorsprincess said...

Oh my! Just one more reason to visit Montreal, a city I've heard from many is their favorite in the world!

Tracy said...

Oh, how I'd love to go to this exhibit too! Sadly we weren't able to get over to London to see the JWW exhibit there. Do hope you'll get a chance to see this one, Margaret...So very exciting--just days now until your sweet little one will be arrived! :o)

heleen said...

Can't believe I missed this in the Groninger Museum :(

acornmoon said...

We saw a Waterhouse exhibition at the RA in London this August, I thought of you!