E-News Bulletin April 2021

SOCIETY EVENTS

NEW ONLINE LECTURE – booking now open
Curating Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint, led by Lloyd de Beer, curator of the British Museum exhibition, on Monday 10 May 2021 at 3pm.

Our April lecture, A Fashion Much in Use: the vogue for print rooms in the late eighteenth century, will be delivered by Kate Retford on Monday 12 April, 5-6pm.

There are still places on the following online events:

Representing the City: Victorian London, a five-week course led by Jo Rhymer from 15 April-13 May, 2-4pm
Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud: Modern Figures, a two-day study event led by Ben Street on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 May 2021, 10am-12pm

Please check our website for further information on events and booking. Bookings close 48 hours before events.

BIRKBECK
Open-enrolment Short Courses in the History of Art
The History of Art Department is offering an online programme of one-term short courses and study events open to all during the 2021 summer term. The programme covers many periods and aspects of art including a short course led by Clare Ford-Wille – Pieter Bruegel and the Flemish Renaissance 1540-1600 starting on 26 April. Full details are available in the department’s brochure.

OTHER EVENTS IN APRIL
Commercial galleries are able reopen on 12 April, subject to any changes required by the government, ahead of public galleries and museums opening on 17 May. Below the galleries marked with an asterisk are open in April and may require booking. Please check with galleries before visiting. You will find more galleries and their shows listed on the Galleries Now website.

*GAGOSIAN
Grosvenor Hill, 12 April-5 June 2021
Rachel Whiteread Internal Objects
A show of the artist’s new work in which she has moved from casting objects to creating new ones.

Kings Cross, opens 12 April 2021
Damien Hirst: Fact Paintings and Fact Sculpture
Hirst exhibits unseen works exploring the nature of reality and how it is visually represented.

*MARLBOROUGH, Mayfair, 12 April-4 June 2021
Victor Pasmore: Line and Space
The exhibition explores the versatile output of Pasmore’s work throughout his career.

*LISSON GALLERY, Marylebone, 13 April-5 June 2021
John Akomfrah: The Unintended Beauty of Disaster
A series of new and recent output by the artist, filmmaker and writer, including film, video installations and photo-text works.

BARBICAN LIBRARY ONLINE, 26 April 2021, 12.30pm
Priceless Peggy Guggenheim
A look at the life of the ‘poor little rich girl’ who changed the face of twentieth-century art. This is a repeat talk.

WALLACE COLLECTION ONLINE, 26 April 2021, 5.30-7pm
The Dutch King Willem II: as collector and source of some important pictures in the Wallace Collection
A talk focusing on the Dutch king’s art collection, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, del Sarto and Hobbema now in the Wallace Collection.

THE COURTAULD RESEARCH FORUM ONLINE
Charles Saumarez Smith and ‘The Art Museum in Modern Times’, 26 April 2021, 7-8pm
Saumarez Smith discusses themes contained in his latest book from the development of museums over the last century to recent new museum projects.

Centre for American Art, 26 April 2021, 5-6.30pm
The Shop Girl in Movies and Fine Art
This lecture explores how an early twentieth-century filmmaker and artist conveyed the experiences of young, single American women who were flooding onto the labour market.

ART AND CHRISTIANITY, 29 April 2021, 7-8.30pm
Coventry Cathedral: Icon and Inspiration
This repeat online talk follows the story of the rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral after WW2 and explores the works of many well-known arts such as Graham Sutherland, John Piper and Elizabeth Frink contained in the cathedral.

E-News bulletin April 2021

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