Kingston Museum Presents Muybridge Revolutions

. February 20, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Kingston Museum presents Muybridge Revolutions an exhibition on view through 19 March 2011.

Pioneering moving image photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), left a valuable cultural legacy to his home town of Kingston upon Thames.

This outstanding collection of material, unparalleled in the world, includes many rare and beautiful objects which provide fresh insights into Muybridge’s phenomenal career.

The exhibition will focus on what could possibly be the most intriguing group of objects, Muybridge’s zoopraxiscope discs. These nineteenth century glass picture discs, many of which have not been on public display before, will form the centre piece of this new interpretation of his career.

The exhibition will link with a major Muybridge retrospective opening at Tate Britain during the same period. This exciting exhibition has been developed by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, which includes items from the Kingston collection.

There will also be an exhibition at Kingston University’s Stanley Picker Gallery, which will include contemporary artwork directly inspired by the collection. This working relationship will help to confirm the continued influence of Muybridge into the 21st century.

Image: Eadweard Muybridge, The Kingston Museum

Kingston Museum
Wheatfield Way
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2PS
Tel: 020 8547 5006
Email: kingston.museum@rbk.kingston.gov.uk
www.kingston.gov.uk/museum

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