Last weekend I flew to DC to see the major exhibit, Pre-Raphaelities: Victorian Art and Design. DC is the only North American city where the exhibit is showing (having started in London, it next moves on to Moscow and Tokyo) so I felt really lucky to have family nearby, which made it easier to go.
I’d seen some of the paintings before at the Tate, and at the Holman Hunt exhibit a few years ago, which came to Toronto. But this exhibit was really marvelous in terms of the sheer number of paintings from many different galleries, some of which I may never have a chance to see again. Working in disability studies, I was especially happy to see Millais’s The Blind Girl (1856), which is at Birmingham.