Beauty for All

Beauty for All: The Arts & Crafts Movement in Europe and North America.

Works from the University of Victoria’s Permanent Collection

October 3, 2015 to January 9, 2016

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

Curator Holly Cecil

An exhibition and film project at UVic’s Legacy Art Gallery features work by some of the best-known designers of the time: William Morris, John Ruskin, C.R. Ashbee, the Roycroft Workshops, Tiffany Studios, Frank Lloyd Wright, Edward Burne-Jones, and Liberty and Co., all from the nationally recognized permanent collection at the University of Victoria. The exhibition demonstrates founder William Morris’s belief in a return to simplicity, and that beautiful, well- made objects in the home could promote a better life for both the user and the maker:

“If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” — William Morris, 1880.

© Holly Cecil 2015 (where applicable)