Posted on 2 November 2016
The centrepiece of this exhibition, 'Flaming June' has been loaned from its usual home, the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico. Professor Liz Prettejohn who has also contributed to the exhibition catalogue, commented: 'This is an extraordinary opportunity to see Flaming June in the studio environment where it was created more than a hundred years ago.'
Liz's PhD student Ciarán Rua O'Neill who has been working on the exhibition since April this year as Curatorial Research Assistant at Leighton House added 'It was an incredible experience to assist in the research for the exhibition and share in the fascinating new discoveries that were made'.
Flaming June: the Making of an Icon runs until 2nd April 2017.
Liz is also co-curator of the exhibition Alma Tadema: Classical Charm which is currently running at the Fries Museum in the Netherlands. It will move on to the Belvedere in Vienna in February before coming to the Leighton House Museum in July 2017.