THE QUEEN’S GALLERY: Victorian Art From the Private Collection of Dr. Howard & Linda Knohl
ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — MUZEO is delighted to present the World Premiere of THE QUEEN’S GALLERY, a remarkable exhibition of Victorian art and objects on display at MUZEO in Anaheim, California from October 23, 2011 through January 8, 2012.
THE QUEEN’S GALLERY is on loan from two of California’s most passionate and highly respected collectors, Dr. Howard and Linda Knohl. This marks the first time the Knohl’s extensive private collection has been curated and made available to the public.
This fascinating and comprehensive exhibition brings together over 60 paintings by leading artists of the Victorian Era and more than 400 personal and decorative objects from the British Empire. From walking sticks and weapons to match safes and music boxes, from ivory sculptures and bronze statues to household necessities and fashion accessories – each of the objects on display offers a window into this significant period in history, and collectively delivers a rich mix of visual stimulation, narrative intrigue and social commentary.
Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901) was a time of tumultuous social and political change, an explosion of new ideas, scientific discoveries, and artistic curiosity. Within a few short decades the small island of England transformed from an agricultural society into an industrial superpower with an empire that spanned the globe. THE QUEEN’S GALLERY allows visitors the opportunity to become immersed in the Victorian age and experience the British Empire at its pinnacle of power.
“England in the 19th century was the engine of the world,” explains Dr. Knohl. “Their influence across the globe was monumental. We’ve created this exhibition to show what it was like to live in 19th century England, and feel what the average person living in England felt: how proud they were of their artists, how proud they were of their queen, and how proud they were of the influence England had on the world.”
THE QUEEN’S GALLERY features masterpieces by prominent artists of the Victorian Era. Included in the exhibition are works by James Sant (official portrait artist to Queen Victoria), Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema (one of the most famous and prolific artists of this period), Edward Burne-Jones (an artist associated with the late Pre-Raphaelite movement) and William Powell Frith (a favorite of the Royal Family and a good friend of Charles Dickens). Many of the artists showcased were members of the Royal Academy and represent some of the greatest names in British art.
Tickets to THE QUEEN’S GALLERY are $13. Discounts available for students, teachers and military. For more information, visit http://www.Muzeo.org or call (714) 95-MUZEO.
MUZEO is located at 241 S. Anaheim Blvd. in Anaheim, California, two miles from the Disneyland Resort. MUZEO is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information on THE QUEEN’S GALLERY, visit http://www.TheQueensGallery.net.
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