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Open Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Call: 0191 515 5555

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Spectacles - The Oliver Goldsmith Collection

Iconic eyewear by Oliver Goldsmith

Think 20th Century icons. Grace Kelly. Colin Firth. Michael Caine in his signature black  spectacles. Audrey Hepburn in the big white glasses that framed her elfin face. Iconic style makers – Givenchy, Dior and Vidal Sassoon. Think cult films of the fifties & sixties. In the second half of last century, when it came to eyewear, Oliver Goldsmith was synonymous with stars and style.

Featuring spectacle designs which enthralled a generation and photographs of the famous faces that wore them, this exhibition charts the progression of one of the most successful British spectacle design companies of the mid-twentieth century.

#bespectacular

We want your spectacular selfies! Take part in this exhibition by uploading photos of yourself in your best specs to Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag ‘bespectacular’.

Artist Talk: 25 April / Free / National Glass Centre / 15.00 - 17.00

 

Spectacles - The Oliver Goldsmith Collection Promo Vid from National Glass Centre on Vimeo.

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