Wilton House exhibition

 ‘Cecil Beaton at Wilton’

Open daily from 3rd May to 14th September 2014 (NOTE EXHIBITION CLOSED 8th, 9th & 10th August) (11.00 am – last entry 5.00 pm)  Entry with grounds ticket

A new exhibition of photographs from The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s, curated by Jasper Conran.


Cecil Beaton 1904 – 1980 – Photographer, designer, socialite and writer

Cecil Beaton is best known for his fashion photographs and society portraits, working for Vanity Fair and Vogue in addition to photographing Hollywood celebrities, the Royal Family for official publications and the Bright Young People of the twenties and thirties.

During the Second World War he was given the task of recording images from the home front and later afterwards specialised in designing sets, costumes and lighting for the Broadway stage.

This new exhibition of photographs,  celebrates Beaton’s artistic genius and lifelong association with Wilton

For further visitor information please contact:

Wilton House
Email: tourism@wiltonhouse.com
Tel: 01722 746714

Or for more detailed information on the Cecil Beaton Studio Archive please contact: joanna.ling@sothebys.com


Salisbury Museum exhibition

“Cecil Beaton at Home:  Ashcombe & Reddish”

23rd May – 19th September

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. 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.


For further visitor information on this exhibition please contact:

Salisbury Museum
email: kimchittick@salisburymuseum.org.uk
Tel: 01722 332151
More information can be found at: http://salisburymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/cecil-beaton-home-ashcombe-and-reddish