E-News Bulletin May 2022
Booking is open for our May lecture, The Cosmatesque pavements and royal tombs of Westminster Abbey, which will take place at the Art Workers’ Guild on 17 May at 6pm. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to discuss the lecture over a glass of wine.
NEW Our programme of summer and autumn events is now available on our website. Booking is open for all the new study days, visits, walks and courses.
CURRENTLY SHOWING IN LONDON
RIBA, 28 April-30 July 2022
Radical Rooms: Power of the Plan
This exhibition explores the power relations embedded within the layout of our domestic spaces by using the stories of three buildings from the sixteenth, eighteenth and twentieth centuries.
GRESHAM COLLEGE, Museum of London, 10 May 2022, 6-7pm, also online
Bernini and the Remaking of Rome
Loyd Grossman discusses the partnership of Pope Alexander VII and Bernini in reviving seventeenth-century Rome.
AUSTIN / DESMOND FINE ART, 12 May-30 June 2022
Terry Frost: Red with Black on the Side
A major retrospective of the Cornish artist’s printmaking.
THE COURTAULD, Vernon Square, 14 May 2022, 11am-1pm, also online
Object/Subject: Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Expressionist Art
The event looks at women artists during the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and explores contemporary attitudes to women.
BIRKBECK SCHOOL OF ARTS, 18-27 May 2022
Arts Week 2022
The annual festival consists of a large and diverse range of arts-related events including performances, films, workshops and interviews, in-person and online and all free.
THE WALLACE COLLECTION, 21/22 May 2022, 2-4pm, online
The Power of Flowers
Coinciding with the Chelsea Flower Show the two-part event explores how representations of flowers convey a variety of meanings as well as the beauty of nature. The talks will look at the works of Jan Weenix and François Boucher among other artists.
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, 24 May 2022
Pissarro: Father of Impressionism
A film exploring the Ashmoleum’s current retrospective of Pissarro’s long career which also includes exclusive access to the museum’s extensive archive of his works.
COURTAULD RESEARCH FORUM, Vernon Square
The Art Collector in Early Modern Italy: Andrea Odoni and his Venetian Palace, 24 May 2022, 5.30pm
The talk will examine who Odoni, a non-noble citizen, was and how and why he amassed a large collection of antiquities, modern sculpture, paintings and naturalia in his relatively modest palace.
Ukrainian Modernism and the Architecture of Standardisation, 25 May 2022, 6pm, also online
A history of the city of Kharkiv which was designed in the 1920s according to constructivist principles for tractor factory workers.
SPENCER HOUSE, from 29 MAY 2022
House and Garden Tours
Tours of the neoclassical house built for Lord Spencer, 1756-66, will include the garden as well as the state rooms from 29 May to 31 July.
EXHIBITIONS STARTING IN MAJOR LONDON GALLERIES
There are several new exhibitions starting in May, including Cornelia Parker at Tate Britain, Woman at the Window at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Edvard Munch at The Courtauld and Archipenko at the Esteorick Collection. You can access and download a listing of current and future exhibitions showing in London from May to November 2022 here.