Exhibition | A Year in the Life of Handel: 1738

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on April 27, 2015

Exhibition_1738_fullFrom the Handel House Museum:

A Year in the Life of Handel: 1738
Handel House Museum, London, 1 October 2014 — 28 June 2015

Our series of exhibitions looking in depth at a single year in Handel’s life continues with 1738. It was a year of varying fortunes for Handel—the Italian opera was failing and he was turning increasingly to the new form of the English oratorio. But at the same time a magnificent statue of him was unveiled at Spring Gardens in Vauxhall, celebrating his pre-eminent position in London society. It was the year in which Handel helped create the Fund for Decay’d Musicians, the roots of the new Methodist ministry were established, and Fortnum and Mason invented the Scotch Egg.

Once again a team of Handel House Volunteers will research and curate the exhibition, and the story of 1738 will be told through images and objects from the Handel House Collection, together with loans from other museums.

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