Happy birthday, Lucifer

70 years ago yesterday, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery took charge of a magnificent statue by Jacob Epstein, named 'Lucifer' Towards the end of the second world war, Epstein was becoming more fascinated by the story of the fallen angel.  Inspired by a quotation from Milton: He above the rest In shape and gesture proudly … Continue reading Happy birthday, Lucifer

Night in the Museum

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has two additional spaces - Waterhall and Gas Hall. Both beautiful buildings and, at Gas Hall, is a super exhibition curated by the conceptual artist Ryan Gander: Basic premise is that all of the figurative works gaze upon another work of art and that work of art has an element … Continue reading Night in the Museum