Please note that all our regular live lectures are now suspended!

We are only scheduling online events until the current situation changes.

ONLINE EVENTS
Scottish Art: JOHN LAVERY, a Glasgow boy.
Fri, Sep 25
Online Webinar
Sep 25, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+1
Online Webinar
The Glasgow Boys were a group of avant-garde Scottish artists who practice painting “en plein air”. Each developing individual styles Lavery was inclined to portrait the rich and famous including the Royal family…in this talk, Maria will analyse his techniques and enjoy his works.
Female Patrons and the start of NY’s greatest collections
Tue, Sep 29
Online Webinar
Sep 29, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+1
Online Webinar
Between 1929-39, 4 of NewYork’s most iconic museums emerged in Manhattan: the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney, Frick Collection, and Guggenheim. All world famous institutions. But their founders, all women, are relatively unknown. This lecture will try and shine a light on these trailblazers!
Bonampak: The Sistine Chapel of the Americas
Fri, Oct 02
Online Webinar
Oct 02, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+1
Online Webinar
Hidden in the rainforest of Chiapas, Mexico, there are frescoes painted more than a millennia ago by unknown Mayan artists depicting the sophistication of the royal court: musicians, singers, noblemen, battles and more! A magical place, which we will thoroughly visit today.
Vincent Van Gogh (1)
Tue, Oct 06
Online Webinar
Oct 06, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+1
Online Webinar
Van Gogh produced over 900 paintings & 1000 works on paper in his short career. His close relationship with his brother Theo, is documented in a series of letters. Drawing on these letters we will trace Vincent's career and and artistic development and his tragic descent into mental illness.
Stories in Wool, Silk and Gold: 500 years of Tapestry
Fri, Oct 09
Online Webinar Lecture
Oct 09, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+1
Online Webinar Lecture
Dr Susan Kay-Williams is back to talk about the making of tapestries and how their subject matter, artistry and methodology has changed, from the Lady and the Unicorn to Grayson Perry.
Vincent Van Gogh (2)
Tue, Oct 13
Online Webinar
Oct 13, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+1
Online Webinar
Van Gogh's style is instantly recognisable and his tragic life-story has inspired films, books and songs. This talk will discuss the work carried out by his young widowed sister in law, Joanna, who played a key role in the appreciation of Vincent's work and whose collection forms the Van Gogh Museum
Abstract Expressionism. An Introduction
Fri, Oct 16
Online Webinar
Oct 16, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+1
Online Webinar
Join this overview of one of the most important & influential artistic movements of the 20th century. Discussing origin, development, influence and popularity of the 2 main strands: Action painting (with works by artists such as Pollock & de Kooning) & Colour Field painting (incl Rothko & Newman).
Paris and the Belle Époque
Tue, Oct 20
Online Webinar
Oct 20, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+1
Online Webinar
The Moulin Rouge immediately evokes the Belle Epoque -a period of French, and especially Parisian history around the turn of the 19th century which pulsated with artistic energy, technological and scientific innovations, risqué entertainment and boundless optimism; but was there a dark side as well?
The Inside Stories: the real stories behind the most intriguing cases of Nazi looted art
Fri, Oct 23
Online Webinar
Oct 23, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+1
Online Webinar
Each artwork tells its own story. This lecture will look at several famous works of art that were looted by theNazis and discuss their incredible journeys from their pre-wartime owners to their current locations. Examples incl Picasso’s Portrait of Angel Fernandez de Soto, once owned by Sir ALWebber
Seascapes: the Van de Velde Family
Tue, Oct 27
Online Lecture and Q&A in Zoom Meeting
Oct 27, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT
Online Lecture and Q&A in Zoom Meeting
A father and his two sons set out to bring Seascapes to new heights, each bringing their own specialty. Their fame and the end of the Golden Age of Dutch Art would bring them to the UK. Mariska will cover their extraordinary skill.
Frames in Focus
Fri, Oct 30
Online Webinar
Oct 30, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT
Online Webinar
It is extremely rare for an old master painting to remain in its original frame. This talk will look at the evolution of the picture frame, from the gothic "engaged" frame, to the renaissance "tabernacle" frame, French carved & gilded frames to the artist's designed frames of the 19th & 20th cent.
The Art Market and the History of Selling Art
Tue, Nov 03
Online Webinar
Nov 03, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT
Online Webinar
This talk will discuss how art was produced, from the renaissance contract to commissions on-line. We will look at the role and history of the auction house, the importance of the picture dealer for setting taste and trends and how online auctions have flourished in the time of lockdown.
The City Sees Red: St Petersburg and Revolution
Fri, Nov 06
Online Webinar
Nov 06, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT
Online Webinar
Throughout the nineteenth century, Tsarist Russia was under pressure to reform. Its failure to do so turned the city of St. Petersburg into a stage for Revolution. This talk will explore the impact of the Revolution on the city and its art.
Art as Seed of Political Alternatives
Tue, Nov 10
Online Webinar
Nov 10, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT
Online Webinar
This lecture will explain the Black Lives Matter protests concerning problematic art earlier this year, the return by some major museums of looted art, the re-labeling of exhibits, and the representation of the diverse societies of today.
Portraiture: Here’s Looking at You
Fri, Nov 13
Online Webinar
Nov 13, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT
Online Webinar
From ancient world to artists like Tracey Emin & Lucien Freud, portraits have been used to show power, status, virtue, beauty, wealth & taste. Cindy looks at how portraiture has changed throughout the ages and how the genre shows us how to communicate with past & present in exciting surprising ways.
Artists and writers of Chelsea, London
Tue, Nov 17
Online Webinar
Nov 17, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT
Online Webinar
Chelsea has long been associated with artists & writers. Join us to learn what Oscar Wilde said when he saw actress Ellen Terry come for her portrait by Singer Sargent, what happened to the book of poetry buried with another artist's dead wife, and about cautionary tales of 2 different libel cases..
The life and work of Walter Sickert
Tue, Nov 24
Online Webinar
Nov 24, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT
Online Webinar
Sickert was a cosmopolitan and eccentric who often used ordinary people and urban scenes as his subjects. He is considered a prominent figure in the transition from Impressionism to Modernism. Join Stephen as he explores the fascinating life and work of Walter Sickert.
SPACE in Paintings
Fri, Nov 27
Online Webinar
Nov 27, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT
Online Webinar
Paintings are essentially 2D, yet artists have often striven to create the impression of convincing space. An illusion of depth was the prevailing ambition from the Renaissance - the mid 19th c. In this survey of paintings from middle ages - modern times we'll see that this was not always the case..
EXPRESSION in Paintings
Fri, Dec 04
Online Webinar
Dec 04, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT
Online Webinar
Paintings engage the emotions of the viewer in a variety of ways - some obvious, some much more subtle. Leonardo was the first to recognise the power of body language, but other elements also contribute such as composition, colour and light. Join Lydia as she discusses!
LIGHT in Paintings
Fri, Dec 11
Online Webinar
Dec 11, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT
Online Webinar
Along with shadows, light is an essential element which can dramatically change the way we respond to a painting. Lydia looks at Carravaggio's chiaroscuro, and other more subtle ways used by artists for either didactic or purely descriptive purposes, from the Middle Ages to the Impressionists.
Christmas Lecture
Tue, Dec 15
Online Webinar
Dec 15, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT
Online Webinar
The German customs of the Victorian royal family became the basis of the English Christmas we know today. This lecture explores Christmas at court from the middle ages to the present day and how the royals have influenced our own celebrations.
On Demand: Symbolism in Art
Time is TBD
Online Webinar Lecture
Time is TBD
Online Webinar Lecture
As the centuries passed, a language of symbols developed so that artists could tell stories with deeper and more intricate emphasis. This lecture will cover some of the symbols no longer recognised by modern audiences, making it easier to interpret works of art.
On Demand: Rembrandt's Blacks
Time is TBD
Online Webinar Lecture
Time is TBD
Online Webinar Lecture
Michael Ohajuru presents a personal view of the ground breaking Rembrandt's Blacks exhibition now on at the Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam, revealing a multicultural 17th century Amsterdam, what that black presence signified then and how that relates to today.