Current Events

Current Events

We are delighted to present an exciting program of events across the States this year. See whats coming up below!

 

Image: Queen Charlotte, Johann Joseph Zoffany 1771, Royal Collection Trust  © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 20

USA spring/summer 2017

Wednesday 1 February, 17.30
‘Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World’ Opening Program

Location: Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut
Tickets: By invitation (Patrons, Kitchens & Cellars and above)

Historic Royal Palaces are pleased to collaborate with Yale Center for British Art for a new exhibition, ‘Enlightened Princesses. Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte and the Shaping of the Modern World’. The exhibition will explore the roles played by Queen Caroline of Ansbach, Augusta, Princess of Wales, and Queen Charlotte in the promotion of the arts and sciences in 18th-century Britain. The princesses' individual and collective interests in art, botany and gardens, natural philosophy, and medicine, as well as the education of their children, will be examined within a dramatically changing social, political and technological milieu, in association with their roles in the encouragement of the British Enlightenment.

The exhibition will run at Yale Center for British Art from 2 February – 30 April 2017, arriving at Kensington Palace for 23 June – 3 November 2017.

 


Thursday 16 February, 18.00
HRP Members Private Tour of ‘Paris Refashioned, 1957 – 1968’

Location: The Museum at FIT, Goodman Center located at the Southwest corner of Seventh Avenue and 27th Street. New York
Tickets: HRP Members free | $10 Non-member

We are delighted to offer our American patrons and members a special guided tour of FIT’s exciting new exhibition, ‘Paris Refashioned, 1957 – 1968’.

The exhibition highlights one of the most ground-breaking time periods in fashion history. While many books and exhibitions about this era position London as the center of innovative, youth-oriented design, this limited perspective overlooks the significant role that Paris continued to play in the fashion industry. ‘Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968’ examines the combined influence of French haute couture, ready-to-wear, and popular culture during this era, with particular emphasis on how fashion was perceived and promoted by the American fashion press. All objects on view were selected from The Museum at FIT’s permanent collection of more than 50,000 objects.

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Friday 3 March, 11.30 – 15.00
HRP Members Private Tour of Enlightened Princesses & lunch at The Union League

Location: Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut
Tickets: HRP Members $65 | $75 Non-member

Upon arrival at the Yale Center for British Art our patrons and members will have a unique opportunity to view Historic Royal Palace’s new exhibition in collaboration with Yale Center for British Art, ‘Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World’. Following the guided tour lunch will be served in the Union League Café; a renowned restaurant with an old world charm of a Parisian brasserie.

*Price includes guided tour of the exhibition and lunch at the Union League Café. Price does not include train fare for the day. There will be a group traveling from New York Grand Central Station to New Haven. Contact the team for more information.

Purchase online via our secure PayPal page, call us directly on +44(0)20 3166 6321 or send a check to the administration address highlighted on the booking form.

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Monday 27 March – Thursday 30 March, USA Spring Lecture Tour
Power Dressing: Fashion at Court 1500 - 1900, by Eleri Lynn, Collections Curator

Locations: Philadelphia, New York & Chicago
Tickets: Please contact the Development Team for more information and to book tickets. 

Power Dressing: Fashion at Court 1500 – 1900. It is difficult to overstate the importance of fashion at the royal court. It is how monarchs projected their majesty and power, especially in times of conflict, and how courtiers displayed their wealth and even their loyalty. Robert Dudley, Elizabeth I’s favourite, is said to have spent as much to buy one outfit as Shakespeare did to buy his house in Stratford upon Avon. Clothing is how people were noticed, how secret favours were communicated, and legendary dynasties were showed up.

From Anne Boleyn’s arguments over Henry VIII’s shirts, to the secret codes in Elizabeth I’s clothing; from the first English suits championed by the Stuarts to the excessive and controversial silver mantuas of the Georgian courts, this talk will explore the journey of fashion at court and how one got ahead, or not, at the palace.

Eleri Lynn, Collections Curator at Historic Royal Palaces
Eleri Lynn is curator of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection at Historic Royal Palaces, where she looks after a collection of 10,000 items of royal and court dress dating back to Tudor times. She has curated a number of major fashion exhibitions, including ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ at Kensington Palace. She is the author of the forthcoming book Tudor Fashion: Dress at Court 1485-1603 (Yale University Press) and is about to embark upon a research assignment to uncover the secrets of the royal wardrobes. She recently made news headlines with the identification of the only known item of dress owned by Elizabeth I herself.

Previously Eleri was a fashion curator at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum where she authored books and curated exhibitions, notably the international touring exhibition, ‘Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion’.

We are delighted to partner with the Royal Oak Foundation and the English Speaking Union of the United States for the spring lecture tour.

 


Thursday 27 April
‘Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World’ Book Signing

Location: Central New York
Tickets: By invitation

Before Enlightened Princesses closes in New Haven and travels across the Atlantic to Kensington Palace in London, we are delighted to collaborate once more with our friends at Yale Center for British Art.

Our supporters and friends are cordially invited to attend a drinks reception in New York to celebrate the publication of the Enlightened Princesses’ exhibition catalogue. Co-published with Historic Royal Palaces in association with Yale University Press, the book will feature contributions by an international team of scholars.

The evening will comprise of a series of short lectures, a drinks reception and book signing. Invitations will be circulated to guests shortly.

 


Thursday 11 May, 18.00
HRP Members Private Tour of ‘New York Crystal Palace 1853’

Location: Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 18 West 86th Street (between Columbus and Central Park West), New York
Tickets: HRP Members $15 | $20 Non-member

‘New York Crystal Palace’ will shed light on this near-forgotten aspect of New York City’s cultural history – America’s first world’s fair. Presenting key objects from the period, the exhibitions illustrates New York City’s increasing industrialization and fledgling ambitions to contend as a global cultural center. Exploring both the wealth of goods displayed at America’s first world’s fair as well as the social fabric of the era, ‘New York Crystal Palace 1853’ seeks to present a snapshot of a New York in transition.

A graduate student educator will lead Historic Royal Palaces American patrons and members on an inquiry based tour of the exhibition that is designed to inspire deeper understanding of the material culture that characterized this fascinating moment in New York City’s history,

*price includes refreshments.

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June 2017
HRP Patrons Garden Party, New York

Location: Merchant’s House, 29 East 4th Street New York
Tickets: By invitation

The Board of Directors of Historic Royal Palaces Inc. and the Event Committee are pleased to host the second Patrons Garden Party to celebrate the support our American friends and patrons have generously given to ensure the conservation and future of the palaces.

The evening will include summer drinks in the secret garden of the Merchant’s House Museum, a special guest speaker from Historic Royal Palaces UK and a gift bag with a few treats!

E-mail the Development Team today to register your interest for the event, and receive the booking form for tickets as soon as they are released.

*price includes refreshments and Historic Royal Palaces gift bag.


If you would like further information about our membership events in the USA or UK, please do not hesitate to contact the Development Team directly.

Email: HRPINC@hrp.org.uk Telephone: +44(0)20 3166 6321

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