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Great Britain

  • 6 weeks, 6 great museums and their 6 greatest works of art!
    6 weeks, 6 great museums and their 6 greatest works of art!
    While Europe is filled with its fair share of incredible art museums, a couple stand out for containing some of the greatest masterpieces in all of Western art. What makes these works of art so important, and why are they 'must sees' when visiting the collection? Join us to find out! more info below
  • In person: Battersea Power station area, a private tour
    In person: Battersea Power station area, a private tour
    Curious about what is going on around Battersea Power Station? The walk will take about 2 h and include Damien Hirst’s luxurious Newport Street Gallery, Terry Farrell’s MI6 building featured in James Bond films, the new £1 billion American embassy and the iconic Battersea Power Station!
  • In Person: Boston Manor, a private tour
    In Person: Boston Manor, a private tour
    One of West London's lesser-known gems and a fine Jacobean manor house built in 1623, recently restored to its former glory following a 5-year project, and we are given exclusive access on a day when the house is closed to the general public! more information below
  • Flaming June, all you ever wanted to know
    Flaming June, all you ever wanted to know
    Coinciding with the return of Flaming June to London, where it will be displayed at the RA, and the delicate preparatory drawings by Leighton now on view at Leighton House, Alan dives into the ins & outs of this iconic painting! more info below
  • Private Art & Historic Interiors Tour The Charterhouse
    Private Art & Historic Interiors Tour The Charterhouse
    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!
  • Exclusive Talk by director of the Turner House: dr Matthew Morgan
    Exclusive Talk by director of the Turner House: dr Matthew Morgan
    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
  • Titian's Poesie Paintings
    Titian's Poesie Paintings
    Of the masterpieces series of 6 works that Titian painted for Philip II of Spain, 4 can be seen in London. Now split up, it is very likely you have seen them separately. Time to put them back into context!
  • Private in person tour Apsley House London
    Private in person tour Apsley House London
    Join us as we visit Apsley House in London to study the Titian from the Poesie series, and other important works by Titian, Venetian artists and artists from the Renaissance period. more info below
  • The Jewel in the Lost Crown
    The Jewel in the Lost Crown
    Built for grandeur, receptions & court masques, Banqueting House at Whitehall Palace became central to the Stuart dynasty. Join us to discover the building’s revolutionary architecture & Baroque art, seismic events in constitutional history and how Parliament dared to kill a king! More info below
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds: the most important English portrait painter of the late 18th century.
    Sir Joshua Reynolds: the most important English portrait painter of the late 18th century.
    Founder & 1st President of the RA, his Grand Manner style looked at art of the past, to create idealised portraits of the British aristocracy. With little tradition in England for homegrown artists, Reynolds obtained royal patronage to train British artists & display their works annually. more below
  • A magnificent legacy: the culture of collecting Islamic art in Victorian London
    A magnificent legacy: the culture of collecting Islamic art in Victorian London
    In this talk we explore the cultural ecosystem of Victorian London and the Burlington Fine Arts Club, and how these lead to the development of the fields of Islamic and Persian art, looking in particular at the collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
  • Remembrance Day: William Orpen: “Like a Sudden Growing Up”
    Remembrance Day: William Orpen: “Like a Sudden Growing Up”
    To mark Remembrance Day this lecture by Alan Read looks at the art of William Orpen. From grand society portraits to chillingly direct depictions of the battlefields his paintings were often quite extraordinary. Please find more info below
  • Contemporary Sculpture
    Contemporary Sculpture
    This lecture reveals how contemporary artists have forged new territories. Please join Sophie as she explains two important artist: RACHEL WHITEREAD- revealing the negative space and CORNELIA PARKER- connecting objects with the fragility of the human condition. more info below
  • Inside Kelmscott Manor, William Morris's 'heaven on earth'
    Inside Kelmscott Manor, William Morris's 'heaven on earth'
    The doors of Kelmscott Manor in Oxfordshire, the beloved country home of William Morris, have finally reopened its doors to the public on 1/4/23. The perfect trip for a Bank Holiday weekend, join Mariska as she introduces some of the characters that made Kelmscott Manor.
  • Sculpture: Hard stone & Soft power: the Metamorphosis of Gian Lorenzo Bernini
    Sculpture: Hard stone & Soft power: the Metamorphosis of Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  • Hockney's Love of Landscape
    Hockney's Love of Landscape
  • Gloriana: Elizabeth I and the Art of Queenship
    Gloriana: Elizabeth I and the Art of Queenship
    This lecture (timed close to her birthday) looks at the queen's use of art, as a powerful device for propaganda, while the cult of Gloriana revered her as a goddess. A large part of Elizabeth's legacy is her captivating image!
  • Surrealist Women: not muse, not object
    Surrealist Women: not muse, not object
    Women artists have often been misunderstood as secondary members of the surrealist movement. Re-examining surrealism shows us that women artists were an integral part of the movement. This talk introduces the work of these women. more info below
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