Special Exhibition Videos

Born into one of the most powerful dynasties of working artists, Charles Coypel occupied a unique place between the worlds of painting and performance in eighteenth-century France. Bell explores Coypel’s longest running commission, a series of Gobelins tapestries based on Cervantes’s Don Quixote. The project—the focus of the current special exhibition—not only celebrated the novel but also several contemporary stage adaptations, including two by Coypel himself.