THE SHOW IS NOW CLOSED (Opened 23 May, Closed 19 September 2014)

Following sellout shows on Whistler and Constable, Salisbury Museum presented this 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.

Against re-creations of his extravagant interiors, Beaton’s private life unfolds – the unique talent for self-promotion, desire for theatricality and his uncertain pursuit of love.

This exhibition ended on 19th September but brought together original photographs, artworks and possessions from both houses with insightful local anecdotes, to present a fascinating picture of Beaton’s extraordinary life.

Cecil Beaton At Home

Curated by Andrew Ginger of Beaudesert Ltd, in collaboration with Salisbury Museum.

Kindly supported by The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s.