Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Image Credit: © Grayson Perry

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol, BS8 1RL

0117 922 3571
bristolmuseums@bristol.gov.uk
https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/whats-on/grayson-perry/

Saturday 31 March 2018 – Sunday 24 June 2018
Opening Hours: 10am-5pm
Admission Fee: £5 adult | £4 concession | Under 16s free

Inspired by Hogarth’s morality tale, A Rake’s Progress, Perry’s tapestries follow the socially-mobile life of fictional character Tim Rakewell from infancy to untimely death.

Made in parallel with a Channel 4 documentary series, All in the Best Possible Taste, they are crammed with acutely-observed detail and invite us all to consider our own attitudes to class and our positions in society.

The exhibition also includes a number of works from Bristol Museum & Art Gallery's own collections, including historical ceramics, and the original Rake’s Progress print series by William Hogarth and David Hockney.

A specially designed guide will take you on a journey around the museum in search of historic motifs found in the tapestries, and you can hear perspectives from experts in very different fields through newly created audio.

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre London and British Council © the artist. Gift of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery with the support of Channel 4 Television, the Art Fund and Sfumato Foundation with additional support from AlixPartners.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery would like to thank exhibition sponsors:
BonominiResource Solutions Group Plc and UWE Bristol.

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