The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, London
11 Mare St, London, E8 4RP
The Private View, Generously Sponsored (& Lubricated) By Hendrick's Gin is on Saturday 17th September from 4pm-10pm. All Welcome but RSVP essential
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The Anglo-Mexican Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) was one of the twentieth centuries most important artists & Surrealists, sometime lover of Max Ernst & long term resident of Mexico City. Viktor Wynd first became aware of her work through reading her extraordinary short stories and novellas as an impressionable teenager, they opened his eyes and changed his world. He has been collecting her work for the last ten years and has lent work to The Museum of Modern Art in Dublin & The Tate for their retrospectives. The collection comprises some 35 works - paintings, drawings & prints This exhibition was originally curated by Dr.Catriona McAra for Leeds College of Art & is accompanied with a catalog edited by her with essays by Dame Marina Warner, Susan Aberth & Viktor Wynd with a short story by Gabriel Weisz - Leonora's son.
Viktor Wynd takes tea with Leonora Carrington (photographed by novelist Chloe Aridjis)
Get Behind The Bar & Learn To Make (& Drink) Four Classic Cocktails with Our In-House Mixologists
Feb 16th 2017 - Dec 31st 2017
Living Animals Invade The Wunderkabinett - Pet a Python, Fondle a Frog, Touch a Tarantula, cuddle a Chameleon & more in a educational display
Mar 3rd 2017 - Dec 31st 2017
Private View May 9th Exhibition May-September 2017
May 9th 2017 - Sep 30th 2017
Join The Last Tuesday Society as we toast to the Empire of Booze, raising our glasses to a history of the British Empire told through drink and author Henry Jeffreys.
Jul 11th 2017 - Jul 11th 2017
Join Master Storyteller Giles Abbott and just twelve guests around the Sarcophagus in Lion's Chamber of Our Museum's Wunderkabinnet for Monthly Storytelling evenings
Mar 12th 2017 - Jul 9th 2017
Join the reclusive Viktor Wynd on a journey into the bowels of the earth and his basement museum.
Jan 11th 2017 - Jun 21st 2017
Join Viktor Wynd, for a night of Tall Tales from The Brother's Grimm, The Arabian Nights or Ireland accompanied by a Glass of The World's Most Unusual Gin (& T)
Jan 24th 2017 - Jun 20th 2017
Paired with Navy Strength Rum
Jun 6th 2017 - Jun 6th 2017
Join us for an evening of wonder and curiosity, art and science, to celebrate the release of a fascinating new book on the art of taxidermy by New York City taxidermists Divya Anantharaman and Katie Innamorato.
Apr 25th 2017 - Apr 25th 2017
Absinthe & l'Androgynie
Apr 18th 2017 - Apr 18th 2017
with Fenella Hitchcock
Apr 11th 2017 - Apr 11th 2017
An Interactive Illusion of the Greatest Kind + Victorian-era Cocktails to Pair
Apr 4th 2017 - Apr 4th 2017
For The Hendrick's Commission 2016 Paul Hazelton Fills the Wunderkabinett with Ghostly Figures made of Dust
Sep 17th 2016 - Mar 31st 2017