E-News Bulletin November 2021
The next lecture in our 2021-22 programme, Storing Sacred Treasures: the medieval Wunderkammer, will take place at 6pm after the Society’s AGM on 23 November. There are places available on our study day, Paula Rego, on 9 November and our next course, Art for salvation: the Friars and their Patronage in Central Italy c. 1230-1450, starting on 16 November.
Dates for your diary
A study day is being organised on 18 March 2022 at Conway Hall – Nineteenth-Century Stained Glass Revival, led by Martin Harrison, author of Victorian Stained Glass and member of the British Society of Master Glass Painters. More details will be announced in January when booking will open.
NOW SHOWING IN LONDON
PACE GALLERY, until 13 November 2021
Mark Rothko 1968: Clearing Away
Inaugurating Pace’s new gallery in Hanover Square is an exhibition of Rothko’s painting on paper during the late 1960s when ill health dictated that the artist work on a smaller, more intimate scale.
BRITISH MUSEUM PRINT ROOM, until 30 January 2022
Enticing Peaks: Swiss prints from the Lloyd Bequest
A selection of prints from the collection of businessman and art collector Robert Wylie Lloyd which he bequeathed to the museum in 1958 reflecting his love of the Swiss Alps.
V&A, until 8 May 2022
Fragmented Illuminations: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Cuttings
A display of cuttings from the V&A’s collection examining the types of books these came from and the context in which they were collected in the nineteenth century
WALLACE COLLECTION, 3 November 2021, 7-8pm online
Women in the paintings of Frans Hals
Dr Majorie Wieseman will examine the artist’s portraits of mature women within the context of attitudes towards ageing at the time. This talk accompanies the current exhibition Frans Hals: the Male Portrait.
Also, during November there is a series of talks by experts looking at various aspects of Fragonard’s The Swing and its place in the artists career.
THE COURTAULD GALLERY, from 19 November 2021
The gallery returns to its home in Somerset House after a major refurbishment. You can now book tickets to visit its permanent collection and several displays including:
Pen to Brush: British Drawings and Watercolours, until 27 February 2022
A selection from the Courtauld’s extensive collection including works from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries.
THE COURTAULD, 25 November 2021, 8-9pm online
Open Courtauld Hour: Can-Can!
The event gathers together experts from the Institute to bring alive the Belle Époque in Paris in all its facets.
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, from 30 November 2021, various cinemas in London
The Danish Collector: Delacroix to Gauguin
This film tells the story of Danish businessman Wilhelm Hansen and the collection of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French art he amassed, now displayed in Ordrupgaard Museum near Copenhagen.
EXHIBITIONS STARTING AT MAJOR LONDON GALLERIES IN NOVEMBER
Tate Britain, 3 November 2021-20 March 2022
Hogarth and Europe
The British Museum, 11 November 2021-20 February 2022
Peru: a journey in time
National Gallery, from 20 November 2021-27 February 2022
Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist
V&A, from 20 November 2021
Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution
Tate Modern, 25 November 2021-3 July 2022