Mushrooms – the art, design and future of fungi

July 16 - September 13

Through the work of more than 40 leading artists, designers and musicians, this Somerset House exhibition celebrates the mushroom and all inspiration derived from it.

Mushrooms: the art, design and future of fungi looks at the cultural legacy of fungi, which have evoked all kinds of responses from artists through time. Some highlights include watercolours by Beatrix Potter, John Cage’s limited-edition Book of recipes, observations and illustrations (1972), and remarkable collages by American artist Cy Twombly.

The exhibition also explores innovative experiments in design, textiles and architecture that use mushrooms in groundbreaking new ways, from sustainable clothing made with fibers extracted from fungi to upcycled agro-waste.



Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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