Cecil Beaton at Home – Ashcombe and Reddish

Exhibition at Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, 23rd May until 19th September 2014
Curated by Andrew Ginger in collaboration with Salisbury Museum

Following sellout shows on Whistler and Constable, Salisbury Museum presents an innovative biographical view of legendary designer, photographer and artist, Sir Cecil Beaton, through his two Wiltshire homes.

Simultaneously a retreat, an inspiration and a stage for impressive entertaining, they also fuelled his passion for gardening and delight in village life.

Against re-creations of his extravagant interiors, Beaton’s private life unfolds – the unique talent for self-promotion, desire for theatricality and his uncertain pursuit of love.

This exhibition brings together original photographs, artworks and possessions from both houses with insightful local anecdotes, to present a fascinating picture of Beaton’s extraordinary life.

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
The Kings House
65 The Close
Wiltshire, SP1 2EN
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