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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • The Playful Art of Illusions: From Hidden Symbolism to Trickery
    The Playful Art of Illusions: From Hidden Symbolism to Trickery
    Wed, Jul 17
    Jul 17, 2024, 6:00 PM GMT+1 – Sep 25, 2024, 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    Jul 17, 2024, 6:00 PM GMT+1 – Sep 25, 2024, 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    All art is illusionistic by nature. Most artists use illusionary techniques to depict reality, but some depict the illusionary nature of art &perception itself. Is what we are looking at real, a depiction of the real, a reflection of the real, a symbolical version of the real or are we the illusion?
  • Private Tour: Marc Quinn at Kew Gardens!
    Private Tour: Marc Quinn at Kew Gardens!
    Tue, Jul 23
    Jul 23, 2024, 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
    Richmond, Richmond, UK
    Jul 23, 2024, 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
    Richmond, Richmond, UK
    Enjoy a private tour of the brand new exhibition from leading contemporary artist Marc Quinn at Kew Gardens this summer! more info below
  • Fashion & Makeup in European Art: Beautifying Throughout the Ages
    Fashion & Makeup in European Art: Beautifying Throughout the Ages
    Wed, Jul 24
    Jul 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    Jul 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    Join us for a one hour introduction to the history of fashion and make up as depicted in European arts!
  • FREE: John Singer Sargent's Cosmopolitan Aesthetics
    FREE: John Singer Sargent's Cosmopolitan Aesthetics
    Thu, Jul 25
    Jul 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    Jul 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    In this talk we will examine how this citizen of nowhere became the favourite portraitist everywhere. more info below
  • Flower Power: Floral Still Life Paintings of the Dutch Golden Age
    Flower Power: Floral Still Life Paintings of the Dutch Golden Age
    Wed, Aug 14
    Aug 14, 2024, 6:00 PM GMT+1 – Oct 16, 2024, 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    Aug 14, 2024, 6:00 PM GMT+1 – Oct 16, 2024, 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    It's time to uncover the powerful paintings and masterful artists who expertly blended botany, geography, and iconography in ways even contemporary audiences can enjoy.
  • Private Walking Tour in and around the Serpentine Gallery
    Private Walking Tour in and around the Serpentine Gallery
    Thu, Aug 15
    Aug 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    London: Serpentine Gallery, Hyde Park, London W2 3XA, UK
    Aug 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    London: Serpentine Gallery, Hyde Park, London W2 3XA, UK
    A walking tour in & around the Serpentine galleries to explore national identities with Yinka Shonibare, Feminism with Judy Chicago and Gerhard Richter’s fascination with the idea of reflections, and repetitions. The tour will end at the entrance of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion Archipelagic Void
  • Mind your Mannerism
    Mind your Mannerism
    Wed, Aug 21
    Aug 21, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    Aug 21, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New York
    For a short period of time in the 16th century a small number of artists pushed the boundaries of how far one can push and shape the human form, working in an unnatural and affected "manner" (maniera). Join Mariska as she discusses this movement and the audience for which it was created.
  • The start of museums and public collections
    The start of museums and public collections
    Wed, Aug 28
    Aug 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New Yori
    Aug 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+1
    Online New Yori
    Mouseion (greek) is a place where the 9 muses presided over the arts and sciences. We will be discussing the history of collections from the very first museum by Ennigaldi-Nanna (circa 530 BCE) to the 19th century public museums driven by civic pride and the free education movement.
  • FREE: Hieronymus Bosch: Universal Disorder
    FREE: Hieronymus Bosch: Universal Disorder
    Thu, Sep 05
    Sep 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    Sep 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    The often bizarre paintings by Hieronymus Bosch depict stories of temptation, sin and accountability, set in a world that is both recognizable and fantastical at the same time. Join Mariska for a one hour talk on this unique early Netherlandish artist. More info below
  • Private Art & Historic Interiors Tour The Charterhouse
    Private Art & Historic Interiors Tour The Charterhouse
    Tue, Sep 10
    Sep 10, 2024, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
    The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, Barbican, London EC1M 6AN, UK
    Sep 10, 2024, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
    The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, Barbican, London EC1M 6AN, UK
    The London Charterhouse is a historic complex of buildings in the heart of Clerkenwell, dating back to the 14th century. Initially a Black Death burial ground, the site subsequently became home to the largest Carthusian monastery in the world, A grand Tudor mansion, an almshouse and a school!
  • The Femme Fatale in late 19th century art
    The Femme Fatale in late 19th century art
    Fri, Sep 13
    Sep 13, 2024, 11:00 PM – 11:05 PM
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK
    Sep 13, 2024, 11:00 PM – 11:05 PM
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK
    Who is the femme fatale & why was ‘she’ so popular in fin de siècle Europe? This talk will explore the image & idea of her in art and popular culture. Incl the work of Munch, Klimt, Oscar Wilde and Sarah Bernhardt we think about the attraction and disgust associated with the most corrupted women.
  • Museum Visit: The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Art
    Museum Visit: The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Art
    Fri, Sep 20
    Sep 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    National Gallery London, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK
    Sep 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    National Gallery London, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK
    This talk will explore the theory of the Cult of the Virgin, its iconography and the forms associated with the Virgin Mary at the Natioanl Gallery London. more info below
  • Exclusive Talk by director of the Turner House: dr Matthew Morgan
    Exclusive Talk by director of the Turner House: dr Matthew Morgan
    Fri, Sep 27
    Sep 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Richmond Library Annexe and online, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK
    Sep 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Richmond Library Annexe and online, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK
    Join us as we welcome Matthew Morgan for a talk on 'Turner and the Thames', where he will discuss the special connection Turner had with London's river. more info to follow
  • Van Gogh's 444 days in Provence
    Van Gogh's 444 days in Provence
    Fri, Oct 04
    Oct 04, 2024, 11:00 PM – 11:05 PM
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK
    Oct 04, 2024, 11:00 PM – 11:05 PM
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK
    Known as his brightest and most expressive period, this is also the time in which he became ill and cut off his ear. This one hour lecture will look at his own personal struggles and ambitions, the art that influenced him and the art he wanted to make. more info below
  • Celebrated Post-Impressionist painters: SEURAT
    Celebrated Post-Impressionist painters: SEURAT
    Fri, Oct 11
    Oct 11, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK
    Oct 11, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK
    more info to follow shortly
  • FREE: Mystery, miracles and magic: the work by the artist M.C.Escher
    FREE: Mystery, miracles and magic: the work by the artist M.C.Escher
    Wed, Oct 16
    Oct 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    Oct 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Lecture
    Time to learn more about the artist that started off creating realist works, but ended up creating mind bending tessellations loved by Mick Jagger and Stanley Kubrick. More info below
  • Ensor Trip to Belgium!
    Ensor Trip to Belgium!
    Fri, Oct 18
    Oct 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – Oct 20, 2024, 10:00 PM
    Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Oct 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – Oct 20, 2024, 10:00 PM
    Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Join us for 1 or more days in Belgium to celebrate the Ensor Year! We'll be visiting the KMSKA in Antwerp for their exhibition: Ensor Beyond Impressionism, the James Ensor House in Ostend for their exhibition: Satire, Parody, Pastiche, and enjoy a full program of cultural immersion along the way!
  • Barbara Hepworth
    Barbara Hepworth
    Fri, Oct 25
    Oct 25, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK
    Oct 25, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Richmond Library Annexe, online & replay, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK
    A pioneer of modernism, Barbara Hepworth was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century and a significant figure in the development of abstract art in Britain. Join us as we explore this remarkable artist. more info below
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