Wyre Forest Gallery

Macdonald Sisters 17th May to 15th August 2021

This exhibition explores the lives of four extraordinary women who found their place at the heart of Victorian artistic and intellectual life and will include works of art on loan from Tate and the V&A.
The Macdonald sisters included the mothers of author Rudyard Kipling and Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, and the wives of artists Edward Burne-Jones and Edward Poynter.
Alice, Georgiana, Agnes and Louisa Macdonald were born into an unremarkable Victorian family, they nonetheless forged connections with some of the most celebrated artists and thinkers of their time including William Morris, Ford Maddox Brown and John Ruskin.
Alice was mother to Rudyard Kipling; Georgiana married the Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones; Louisa was the mother of the three-time Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin; and Agnes married Edward Poynter, artist and President of the Royal Academy.
This is the first time that the museum has shown artworks from national collections. The loans are supported by the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund.

Entrance fee: £4 (free for under 16s and Friends of Bewdley Museum)
No booking required
Open daily from 11am -4pm


Logo Art fund and Garfield Weston foundation
sepia coloured painting of group gathered around street seller

Sweetmeat Seller of Lahore by John Lockwood Kipling


2021 applications

We are currently taking applications for the 2021 season. If you require more information email Liz Cowley.

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