Two museums in Kensington

This morning I finally got round to visiting the new Design Museum next to Holland Park. There are two main exhibitions on at the moment and I chose to see ‘Breathing Colour’  an installation based exhibition by Hella Jongerius. There’s a lot to take in, but well worth taking time over it.

While in the area I also paid a visit to the sumptuous Leighton House Museum. Currently on show there is an exhibition of Lawrence Alma Tadema’s work. Alma Tadema was a contemporary of Frederic Leighton and this museum is the perfect setting for these paintings. The work of these two Victorian artists was very highly regarded in their time and so interesting to see even though now, in this age of conceptual art, it is seen as saccharine and unfashionable.

An enjoyable morning of huge contrast!