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Arthur Smith – The Arturart Museum of Socks

April 4, 2016

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 10, 2016

Rarely studied, discussed, or even thought about, socks have nevertheless made a huge contribution to the history of humankind. For this unique and inspiring exhibition, Arthur Smith has assembled some of the most influential socks of all time, including the pair worn by Alexander the Great, the pink socks worn by General Montgomery in the battle of el Alamein, the white ones used to surrender at the Battle of Hastings, a pair worn by Princess Grace of Monaco on holiday and a blue one (probably) worn by Elvis Presley. The overall effect is sensational.

It will definitely win the Turner Prize

There will, in addition, be a selection from Arthur’s own immense sock drawer with the tales they have to tell.

You will also be able to access Arthur’s new ‘Mindlessness’ course by stroking some hand picked socks and you can buy a sock from Arthur’s world class collection. Visitors are invited to bring their own favourite sock so it may be registered in Smith’s important and growing sock archive.

The museum’s curator may or may not sometimes be in residence…

See also Arthur’s show Mindlessness – A Beginner’s Guide

Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: On display all day
Price: Free


April 4, 2016
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Widcombe Social Club
Somerset, BA2 6AA
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