E-news bulletin March 2023


Our next lecture led by Dr Paula Nuttall, Exploring Donatello, which coincides with the exhibition at the V&A will take place on 22 March at 5pm via Zoom. Booking is now open.

There are still places available on our next course, Silk Roads and the Centre of the World, starting on Tuesday 7 March; The Last Things: Buffalmacco’s ‘Triumph of Death’ frescoes in Pisa on 10 March; a visit to the College of Arms on 16 March; and a study day, The Painter’s Craft, on 30 March.

Our Summer Series consisting of six study days exploring British art collections starts on 24 May with a day exploring London’s V&A museum. Booking is open for all days and each one can be booked separately.

Non-members attending events
Don’t forget that for a trial period, until the end of June, events which are undersubscribed two weeks before the occasion will be open for non-members to attend. During this trial period members may inform non-members of Society events. It is hoped that attendance at events as a non-member will encourage attendees to join the Society. Guest attendance will involve contacting the organiser by email to express interest (go to our website, select an event, if the green places available sign is showing click the booking button, and then select the organiser’s name under Contact to access the email address). After a response arrangement of how to pay the fee will be provided. Guests may only attend one event during the trial period.


GUILDHALL ART GALLERY, until 23 April 2023
The Big City
A display celebrating artists who have painted monumental views of London including many works not normally on display.

BEN URI GALLERY, 1 March-2 June 2023
Shaping the Future: New Arrivals from Chagall to Ribeiro
A show consisting of over 30 new acquisitions and long-term loans since 2019. The exhibition marks the continuing focus on the Jewish and immigrant contribution to British visual culture since 1900.


QUEEN’S HOUSE, GREENWICH, starting 2 March 2023
The Van de Veldes: Greenwich, Art and the Sea
Charles II provided a studio in the Queen’s House for father and son artists to work on royal commissions and the exhibition explores how they changed the course of British maritime art.

GUILDHALL LIBRARY, 8 March 2023, 2-3pm
Peggy Guggenheim: in celebration of International Women’s Day
A look at the life of the woman who collected art and artists and changed the face of twentieth century art. This is a hybrid event online or in-person.

EXHIBITIONS ON SCREEN, in cinemas from 8 March 2023
Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman
A film exploring the artist’s life and works created during a period of social and cultural change including interviews with Cassatt scholars and curators. This is in advance of the exhibition on Mary Cassatt starting at Dulwich Picture Gallery at the end of the month.

THE WALLACE COLLECTION, 16 March 2023, 1-2pm online
The Armourers of New Julfa
An exploration of armour made in the Armenian area of Isfahan and its place in the history of Iranian art.

GUILDHALL LIBRARY, 23 March 2023, 6-8pm
Atkinson Grimshaw: Master of Moonlight
A talk exploring the artist’s atmospheric and often nocturnal paintings of Victorian life.

THE WALLACE COLLECTION, 29 March-15 October 2023
Portraits of dogs: from Gainsborough to Hockney
An exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture and other works of art providing an insight into the unique bond between humans and dogs.

Starting this month are The Van der Veldes in Greenwich and at the end of the month Berthe Morisot at Dulwich. You can access and download a listing of current and future exhibitions showing in London from now until August 2023 here.