The past six decades have been among the most dynamic and turbulent in US history, from JFK’s assassination, Apollo 11 and Vietnam to the AIDS crisis, racism and gender politics. Responding to the changing times, American artists have produced prints unprecedented in their scale and ambition. Now showing at the British Museum until 18 June 2017, American Dream traces 60 years of art, design and history in one major exhibition.
Chandler House is a small design studio and shop located in Cape Town’s Church Street. The brainchild of Michael Chandler, a man I admire so much for whistling his own tune and doing it with ethereal style, Chandler House holds regular exhibitions and a changing selection of some of the most beautiful locally-made homeware, artisanal gifts, antiques, textiles and a wide selection of fine art. The 18th century Cape Georgian building houses the Voorkamer Gallery, where monthly exhibitions take place. This month features one of my most favourite local artists, the cute and quirky Lucie de Moyencourt, highlighting 50 ink drawings of Cape Town’s city bowl.