Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Exhibition

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Exhibition

Published October 3, 2016

The exhibition Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity explores the fascination of the artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema with the representation of domestic life in antiquity and how this interest was expressed through the two remarkable studio houses he created in the London neighborhood of St. John’s Wood together with his wife Laura and his two daughters. Born in the north of the Netherlands, Alma-Tadema was trained in Belgium and moved in 1870 to London, where he established a highly successful career at the heart of the artistic establishment, producing work that did much to fix ideas in the popular imagination of what life in the ancient past "looked like" – images that were taken up on stage and in film and that remain with us today. The exhibition and its international tour have been organized by the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden (Friesland), where Alma-Tadema lived as a boy.
The exhibition runs from October 1, 2016 - February 7, 2017 at the Fries Museum, Wilhelminaplein 92, 8911 BS Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

For more information, please visit friesmuseum.nl.