H er Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June represents a momentous cultural moment in celebration of her 70 years on the throne. Alongside being honoured partners of The Platinum Jubilee Pageant, Sotheby’s will present a month-long programme of exhibitions and events marking this joyous national milestone, which will complement our traditional fine art marquee auctions this Summer.
Spanning the visual, performing, literary and culinary arts, and providing a platform for the next generation of artists, the Jubilee season will showcase the breadth, diversity and excellence of British creativity. The galleries will be taken over by specially curated exhibitions of royal portraits, rare aristocratic jewels and important manuscripts, including works loaned from prestigious private collections from 28 May–15 June. Alongside the exhibitions, visitors will be welcomed to a diverse programme of talks, debates and musical and dramatic performances. These will center around the themes of arts and creativity, history and youth and future.
Presented in partnership with
Jubilee Arts Festival
Coinciding with the exhibitions, Sotheby’s London will also open its doors to a series of events, from daily dramatic readings and talks, to musical performances and book launches, by a diverse range of figures advancing and reinterpreting Britain’s treasured cultural legacy, offering something for all to enjoy.
Highlights from our Jubilee Season auctions will be on view in the following locations.
Modern & Contemporary
Hong Kong | 4–7 June
London | 28 May–15 June
Zurich | 9–11 June
Brussels | 7–9 Jun
Amsterdam | 14–16 Jun
On View in London | 28 May–15 June
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Farm to Table at the Sotheby’s Restaurant
As part of the programming, Sotheby’s is partnering with Chatsworth, home to the Devonshire family, who will be collaborating with us in the Sotheby’s Restaurant, where our Jubilee menu will feature Chatsworth estate-reared lamb, fresh produce from the Chatsworth gardens, Chatsworth Gin cocktails and a range of locally-sourced ingredients from across the Derbyshire Dales.