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100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age by Kelly Grovier - review

This lavish survey recalls some great art of the past 20 years. It is also, like any list, a hostage to fortune It goes without saying that giving a book the title 100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age is a hostage to fortune. We lack the necessary

Frank Lloyd Wright's last house - coming to Somerset

Villa designed for Santa Barbara cliffs to grace lakeside south of Bristol, with blessing of Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Frank Lloyd Wright may have been dead for over 50 years, but that hasn't stopped the cape-wearing architect from building beyond th

Pearls - Victoria and Albert Museum

Pearls have long been associated with wealth, royalty and glamour. The Victoria & Albert Museum celebrates the history of pearls in this extensive exhibition featuring pearls from early ancient Rome through to the present day.

Pearls, V&A - exhibition review

Elizabeth Taylor’s pearl earrings and George III’s headlamp-flashy pearl and enamel buttons glisten among a plethora of pearly things.

Strings attached: Pearls at the V&A - in pictures

From a Roman hair clip to a £1m tiara, plus the string Joe DiMaggio gave Marilyn Monroe on their honeymoon, here's our pick of the 200 pieces on show at the V&A's new Pearls exhibition, which runs from 21 September to 19 January 2014.

Marcel Breuer design exhibition - in pictures

Although his industrial-style furniture pieces have become sought-after as modern classics, Hungarian-born Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) is not well-known outside the world of design.

Pearls: the tears of the gods

A stunning new exhibition at the V&A reveals surprising truths about the pearl phenomenon, says Mark Hudson.

Victoriana: The Art of Revival - Guildhall Art Gallery

From the macabre to the quaint, the sensational to the surreal, ‘Victoriana: The Art of Revival’ is the first ever exhibition in the UK to offer a major examination of Victorian revivalism in all its forms. Featuring graphic design, film, photograp

V&A dissolves myths around pearls in major new show

Marilyn Monroe had little interest in jewellery but she did adore the simple pearl necklace given to her by Joe DiMaggio on their honeymoon in January 1954. So much so that she wore it again at their divorce hearing later that year.

Exhibition review: Victoriana - The Art of Revival, Guildhall Art Gallery, London

What is it? The first major exhibition to examine Victorian revivalism in its many varied and popular forms; features work by 28 contemporary artists including Yinka Shonibare, Grayson Perry, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Paula Rego and Polly Morgan.