Archives for category: Current Exhibitions and Events

Entirely coordinated and arranged by Mouse, the mid-century modern exhibition represents the culmination of many months of research and organisation. Many of the objects from the Foundation’s collection that will be featured have not been seen by the public before.  
Please note that the guest list is now almost full for the Exhibition’s Private View/Opening Party. If you believe that you have been omitted from the guest list by error, please contact us by email and we will attempt to rectify the situation if possible.

  The Exhibition will  be open to the general public on a rolling schedule. Advance booking, through Apple Hill Galleries, our host partner, or through the Foundation’s main booking office and box office, is essential to avoid disappointment.

As always, Heritage Donors, Legacy Patrons, and Friends of the Foundation receive one complimentary entrance invitation, and may purchase guest tickets for friends and family members at a 20% reduction.

Unfortunately, due to a small minority of people abusing the system (not to mention the personal trust that we, as Foundation staff, place in our patrons), we may require documentary evidence that any accompanying guests are indeed family members, friends, and/or personal acquaintances (i.e. not just simply people that you might know, however well) in order for you to receive the discount.

Audio Guides

As usual, Audio Guides, with a full commentary on the Exhibition, narrated by leading, nominated experts in the history of American mid-century modernism are will be shortly probably available upon request. Please note that usage of the guides carries a small surcharge and does require patrons to leave a deposit, which is repayable upon return of the wireless headsets.

Audio Guides — narrated by leading, nominated, international experts in the relevant art form and historical period in question — have always provided a key educational resource for those visiting the Foundation’s Exhibitions or Permanent Collections. The Foundation is committed to improving access to its Exhibitions and Collections for people with a wide range of disabilities and many of our audio headsets are fitted with an off/on switch, with some even featuring volume controls and/or a narrator speaking about something in a foreign language.


Our May gala Spring dinner was a rousing success. This year, the accent was on North Africa, and the menu featured Poulet au harissa, Bulgur wheat salad, and Carrot salad with cumin and mint. To which someone added some cheap, yellow, toxic-looking store-bought cupcakes.

Next month’s event will be a murder mystery evening. As usual, tickets will be available to the Button Shop’s Heritage Donors (£50,000 + / year) and Legacy Patrons (£100,000 +) two days earlier – just one of the many advantages of supporting the Button Shop.


Latest News (Events): 30 August 2011: I am pleased to announce that we will shortly be inaugurating our Autumn Late Nights at the Button Shop evenings. On Wednesday evening, you will be able to enjoy the Button Shop, admire the collections, shop, socialise, and participate in any events that are going on, until 3 AM. Wine, a selection of seasonal appetisers, and live music will be provided. We expect to announce the date of the first Late Night in several weeks, once we sort out where the Button Shop is.