Victorian Children — Seen and Heard

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Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard (off Gresham Street), The City, London
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Dates & Time:
23rd November 2018 to 1st May 2019
10 AM to 5 PM (Mon-Sat); 12 noon to 4 PM (Sun)
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Attitudes towards children have changed greatly since Victorian times. Back then they were seen as small adults, whatever their background. As time went by they were viewed with greater empathy and given special protections until they were seen simply as children, with a right to play, learn and explore their surroundings.

This changing concept of childhood became popular with artists, who started painting scenes of childhood innocence and domestic happiness. Other artists didn't shy away from portraying the full range of emotions connected to parenting.

The Guildhall Art Gallery's Seen And Heard exhibition will show both sides of Victorian childhood.


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