The John William Waterhouse retrospective exhibition is scheduled to open in Europe in 2008/9. So far, no North American museum has shown an interest in hosting it. The purpose of this petition is to urge one or more museums in North America to offer to host the Waterhouse exhibit.
The work of John William Waterhouse (British painter, lived from 1849-1917) is very popular today. Examples of his work include The Lady of Shalott, Ophelia and St Cecilia (they can be seen on the Waterhouse fan site @ www.jwwaterhouse.org).
The upcoming retrospective exhibition will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many of us to view so many of Waterhouse's paintings in one location. It would be a major disappointment if Waterhouse fans in North America are unable to share in this experience.
By signing this petition, Waterhouse fans worldwide are showing their interest in seeing the JOHN WILLIAM WATERHOUSE exhibition come to North America.
Museums of North America -- please heed our plea!
Bring the John William Waterhouse Exhibition to North America