E-News Bulletin May 2021


NEW EVENTS PROGRAMME – booking now open. See our website for new events and courses in the summer and autumn.

Our next lecture, Curating Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint, led by Lloyd de Beer, is on Monday 10 May 2021 at 3pm.

There are still places on the following online event:
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.


Major museums and public galleries will begin to re-open from 17 May – you will find a list of what’s coming on at the main museums on this website.

*WHITE CUBE MASON’S YARD, until 8 May 2021
Gilbert & George New Normal Pictures
An exhibition of 26 works from a new series executed over the past two years.

 *DAVID ZWIRNER, until 22 May 2021
Luc Tuymans: Monkey Business
New works on paper and an animation alongside a number of original drawings used to create it.

*ORDOVAS, until 16 July 2021
Wild Life: Francis Bacon and Peter Beard
Works of both artists are displayed side by side to explore their long-time friendship. The show is designed to celebrate Beard’s life and includes letters, diaries and photographs gifted to Bacon.

*THADDEUS ROPAC, until 31 July 2021
Robert Rauschenberg: Night Shades and Phantoms
This show consists of two series of metal paintings from 1991 when he experimented with this medium.


THE GARDENS TRUST, 7 May 2021, 6-7.30pm
Louis XIV, King of Gardens
An online talk exploring how the French monarch used the gardens at Versailles to attract and impress foreign visitors. The talk will also take a look at the garden rooms of his private residence at nearby Marly where the king entertained trusted courtiers.

Centre for American Art, 10 May 2021, 5-6pm
Painting Dissent: The American Pre-Raphaelite Experiment
The lecture explores how this group of artists launched the earliest reform movement in the States in 1863 and established themselves as critics of slavery and antebellum society.

Open Courtauld Hour: Musical interludes, 13 May 2021, 8-9pm
This event will take a look at the relationship of art and music over time and around the world.

WALLACE COLLECTION ONLINE, 17/18 May 2021, 2-5pm
Conference: Rubens’s Great Landscapes
To mark the event of reuniting the museum’s The Rainbow Landscape and the National Gallery’s A View of Het Steen the conference brings together a panel of experts to focus on Rubens as a landscape painter.

Meet the Expert, 20 May 2021, 1-2pm
Collecting Treasures: Grünes Gewölbe in Dresden and the Wallace Collection
A discussion about the Renaissance Kunstkammer of August the Strong and that of Sir Richard Wallace.

Seminar in the history of collecting, 24 May 2021, 5.30-7pm
The ‘Primo Costo’ inventory of Count Saverio Marchese (1757-1833): mapping the print market in Malta and its European connections.

*HAUSER AND WIRTH, 21 May-31 July 2021
Frank Bowling London/New York
This exhibition presents works of the British artist spanning over fifty years created in London and New York and his search for new ways to make paintings.

*PANGOLIN LONDON, May 2021 (please check website for opening date)
Terence Coventry: Vital Image
An exploration of some of the artist’s sculptures and works on paper which convey a sense of energy and life, capturing the essence of his subjects. Pangolin also has a series of large works by a host of artists displayed within Kings Place and along the canalside – a map is available in the gallery.

The gallery has announced the first full scale virtual museum and research centre where its primary platform is digital supported by its current London gallery and library rather than the traditional reverse. Find out more about the rationale for this new model and its relevance to the museum world of today on benuri.org.

*In-gallery exhibitions

E-News Bulletin May 2021