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In Pursuit of the Exquisite: Royal Sèvres from Versailles to Harewood

18 April – 2 November 2014Free for members

The Sèvres factory opened in 1740, survived the turmoil of the French Revolution, and is still manufacturing porcelain today.  At a certain moment in history their exquisite wares were among the most desirable and sought after objects in Europe, obsessively collected by aristocratic and royal patrons. In the second half of the 18th century the story of Sèvres is entwined with that of some of their most famous … Read more

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Harewood Masterpieces: works by Turner, Girtin and Varley

18 April – 2 November 2014Free for members

Harewood has enjoyed a very special relationship with contemporary artists throughout its history. In 1797, Beau Lascelles commissioned two young artists from London to paint watercolours of the House his father had recently inherited. One was JMW Turner (1775-1851), just 22 years old and starting to acquire a reputation as a promising architectural draughtsman. The other was Turner’s friend and colleague Thomas … Read more

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Henry Moore at Harewood

21 June – 2 November 2014Free for members

In the landscape: Large Reclining Figure In the Terrace Gallery: Henry Moore: In the Arts Council Collection It has long been an ambition to bring Yorkshire born Henry Moore to Harewood. In 1980 the 7th Earl and Countess of Harewood discussed with him their hopes of one day seeing his work in Harewood’s beautiful landscape. Sadly, Moore died before this ambition was realised. David Lascelles, Earl of … Read more

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My Beautiful Bike Ride

23 June – 2 November 2014Free for members

In the year the Tour de France comes to Yorkshire, My Beautiful Bike Ride celebrates the ordinary cyclist: people who ride for fun, to travel to work, or because their job requires it. There are 18 rides, featuring 31 riders; the oldest rider is 84, the youngest 11. Their rides have taken them across moors and along the coast, down busy city streets and leafy country lanes. Only one person fell off. Each rider … Read more