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Muybridge Revolutions

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Muybridge Revolutions

Time: September 18, 2010 to February 12, 2011
Location: Kingston Museum
Street: Wheatfield Way
City/Town: Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS
Website or Map: http://www.kingston.gov.uk/br…
Phone: +44 (0)20 8547 6460
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Kingston Museum
Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2010

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Event Description

No shortage of Muybridge exhibitions!

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.

Keep an eye local press and our website for details of public events, including lectures and workshops.

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