Enjoy an exclusive out-of-hours breakfast viewing of our two new exhibitions, Architects’ Houses and Visions in Porcelain: A Rake’s Progress. This event is part of The London Festival of Architecture. 

Architects’ Houses celebrates five London houses, all of which, like the Soane, have been designed by the architects who lived – and in some cases still live – in them. Through the use of drawings, photographs, models and other 3D objects, this visually stimulating exhibition will be an opportunity to showcase the Museum’s connection to modern and contemporary architectural practices, presenting the Soane as part of a larger conversation about the impact of architects’ houses.

Visions in Porcelain: A Rake’s Progress is inspired by Hogarth’s series of original paintings at the Soane Museum. de Vries draws on his love of storytelling and talent for symbolism through ceramics, with eight newly created porcelain vases presented in various states of (dis)repair. Starting with an immaculate celadon vase, de Vries treats the following seven increasingly deteriorating vases with a variety of restoration processes and glazes, which parallel the moral and physical degeneration of Hogarth’s anti-hero Tom Rakewell. Cracks appear in the surface, the vessels slump and implode – with obvious and drastic methods of repair failing to save the vase or Rake from their ultimate demise.

A light breakfast will be served.


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About the event

Your confirmation email serves as your ticket. We are in a Grade I listed, 19th-century building, so access is not always straightforward. If you require step-free access or extra assistance, please contact us in advance of your booking via admin@soane.org.uk or 020 7405 2107.