Programs & Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Emma Hamilton Dancing
(
October 16, 2013 - April 4, 2014) to view exhibition brochure, click here

“In the Midst of the Jovial Crowd”: Young James Boswell in London, 1762–1763
(April - October 4, 2013) to view exhibition brochure, click here

Dancing on a Sunny Plain: the Life of Annie Burr Auchincloss Lewis
(October 29, 2012 -- March 22, 2013) to view exhibition brochure, click here

“The God of Our Idolatry”: Garrick and Shakespeare
(March 12 -August 8, 2012) to view exhibition brochure, click here

Sacred Satire:  Lampooning Religious Belief in Eighteenth-Century Britain
(September 22, 2011 - March 2, 2012) to view exhibition brochure, click here

Illustrious Heads: Portrait Prints as History
(November 22, 2010 - September 7, 2011) to view exhibition brochure, click here

Collection Highlights: Prints, Drawings, and Illustrated Books
(May 3, 2010 - October 29, 2010) to view exhibition brochure, click here

Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill
(October 15, 2009, - January 3, 2010) Yale Center for British Art, New Haven
(March 6 - July 4, 2010) Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Organized by The Lewis Walpole Library, the Yale Center for British Art, and the V&A
The exhibition catalogue was awarded the 2012 Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Award by the Society of Architectural Historians

Works of Genius: Amateur Artists in Walpole's Circle
(September 28, 2009 - March 19, 2010) to view exhibition brochure, click here

French Liberty. British Slavery. British Responses to the French Revolution
(April 17 - August 28, 2009) to view exhibition brochure, click here

Portraits of Painters: Drawings by George Vertue and Horace Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting in England
(September 2008-February 2009) to view exhibition brochure, click here

Recent Acquisitions 2003-2007: Selected Books, Manuscripts, & Works on Paper
(November-April 2008)

Antiquaries and Connoisseurs in Eighteenth-Century Satiric Prints
(October 7, 2004 - May 11, 2005)

Painted and Printed Color in Eighteenth-Century Satire
(May 12 - October 6, 2004)

Matrimony and Metaphor
(October 29, 2003 - May 12, 2004)

Preposterous Headdresses and Feathered Ladies
(May 8 - October 29, 2003)

Other Selected Past Exhibitions

The Train to the Eighteenth Century
(Fall 2002), Farmington

Treasure House in Farmington: The Lewis Walpole Library
(October 15, 1999 through January 9, 2000), Yale Center for British Art
to view exhibition catalog, click here

The Bewigged Bard: Horace Walpole's Shakespeare
Exhibition from the Lewis Walpole Library Collection for the Bicentenary of Walpole's Death
(August through October 1997)
Sterling Memorial Library, New Haven

"Among the Whores and Thieves": William Hogarth and The Beggar's Opera
February 1 - April 6, 1997, Yale Center for British Art
Jointly presented by the Yale Center for British Art and the Lewis Walpole Library