We were thrilled to welcome actress Kristin Scott Thomas to Harewood last week as we officially opened In Pursuit of the Exquisite: Royal Sèvres from Versailles to Harewood. Kirstin, alongside Lord Harewood and co-curator Dame Rosalind Savill, were on hand to introduce the exciting exhibition to the press.
Dame Rosalind Savill brought the exhibition to life with her energy and passion for Sevres. Check out this video for a brief synopsis:
Alongside the Sèvres exhibition, work from three contemporary artists making connections between the past and present. In the Terrace Gallery, Dan Scott explores the poignant life of Queen Marie Antoinette through video and sound, to create intriguing works examining the idea of objects as silent witnesses to history. Below Stairs in the China Cupboards, Michelle Taylor and Livia Marin delicately transform everyday china into unique artworks.
Part of the Yorkshire Festival, this year’s exhibition is not to be missed. Boasting some of Harewood’s rare collection of Sèvres porcelain, the exhibition encapsulates stories from the French Royal Court, the turmoil of the French Revolution and rivalry between Royal English patrons and wealthy Regency dandies.