Published: December 13 2023
Get ready to step into the vibrant world of divas at the Hungarian House of Music in Budapest. The Victoria and Albert Museum's exclusive travelling exhibition, "V&A Diva," will be making its way to Hungary after its opening in London in April 2024.
Discovering Divas Through History
The two-part exhibition showcases the lives and legacies of famous divas from the 19th century to the present day. From Marilyn Monroe and Edith Piaf to Adele and Lady Gaga, this exhibition highlights the iconic figures who have made their mark in music, film, and pop culture. Visitors will have the opportunity to see costumes worn by Ingrid Bergman and Maria Callas, among other precious artifacts borrowed from around the world.
Exploring Themes of Diva Phenomenon
Curated by Kate Bailey, the exhibition delves into fascinating themes such as the empowerment of women in male-dominated industries, the use of voices for social and political change, and the struggles faced by divas in balancing their public and private lives. Through imaginative storytelling and dramatic presentation, visitors will gain insights into the world of fame, cult of divas, and the impact they have made throughout history.
A Complete Picture of Diva Phenomenon
The exhibition aims to cater to audiences of all generations. Whether you're a fan of classic film stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, or you grew up idolizing Cher, Tina Turner, and Madonna, there will be something for everyone. And for those fascinated by contemporary stars like Rihanna and Billie Eilish, the exhibition will also provide a glimpse into their contributions to the diva phenomenon.
Dates and Location
The "V&A Diva" exhibition, titled "Divas & Icons," will be displayed in the temporary space of the Hungarian House of Music, covering 800 square meters. The exhibition will open its doors in May 2024, offering visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of divas and explore the themes that define their personas.
Get ready to be captivated by the stories, costumes, and legacies of the most iconic divas in history. Mark your calendars and don't miss this exceptional exhibition in Budapest!
Questions & Answers
=== What is the V&A Diva exhibition? The V&A Diva exhibition is a travelling exhibition organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It covers the period from the 19th century to the present day and showcases the most famous divas of history.
Where will the V&A Diva exhibition first open? The V&A Diva exhibition will first open in London in April 2024.
Will the V&A Diva exhibition be shown in Budapest? Yes, after its opening in London, the V&A Diva exhibition will travel around the world, and Budapest will be one of its stops.
What objects can visitors expect to see at the V&A Diva exhibition? Visitors can expect to see costumes worn by iconic divas such as Marilyn Monroe, Edith Piaf, Adele, Tina Turner, Madonna, and contemporary stars like Lady Gaga, P!nk, Rihanna, and Billie Eilish. Special pieces like the costume worn by Ingrid Bergman in the film "Saint Joan of Arc" and Maria Callas' costume from "Norma" will also be on display.
Where will the V&A Diva exhibition be held in Budapest? The V&A Diva exhibition will be held in the temporary space of the Hungarian House of Music in Budapest.
When will the V&A Diva exhibition be open in Budapest? The V&A Diva exhibition will be open in Budapest from May 2024.
What themes does the V&A Diva exhibition explore? The exhibition explores themes such as how women assert themselves in a male-dominated music and film world, how modern performers use their voices for social and political change, how divas operate in the cult of fame, and the struggles between personal and private lives of divas.
Are there any related programmes or pop-up exhibitions in conjunction with the V&A Diva exhibition? Yes, the Hungarian House of Music plans to organize various related programmes and pop-up exhibitions in 2024 that explore the themes of the V&A Diva exhibition.