This exciting exhibition containing original artworks by
Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark will open to the public
at Meridian International Center on June 4, 2010.
Meridian International Center
Cafritz Gallery at White-Meyer House
1624 Crescent Pl NW, Washington, DC 20009
Gallery hours: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., Wednesday – Sunday
The Wild Swans includes decoupage set designs and costumes created by Her Majesty for the recent film adaptation of this well-known Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. A combination of visual and cinematic arts bring an old tale to life in the 21st century. Green screen technology will permit gallery visitors to understand how this approach was used to integrate the costumes and designs into the film.
Cut paper artworks created by Hans Christian Andersen in the mid-19th century and on loan from the Odense City Museums in Denmark also will be on view, as will images and text about Andersen’s life and times.