E-news bulletin October 2021

SOCIETY EVENTS
The first lecture of our 2021-22 programme, Style in the Service of Power: portraits at the courts of the Medici in Florence, will take place online on 12 October, 5-6pm. Our next course, Spanish Art II: Goya to Dali and beyond, will start on 22 October, 11am-1pm for five weeks. Places are available for both events.

Dates for your diary
AGM 2021 This year’s AGM will be held at The Art Workers’ Guild on 23 November 2021 at 5pm. It will be followed at 6pm by our second lecture Storing Sacred Treasures: the medieval Wunderkammer, given by Dr Lesley Milner. Currently there are restrictions on numbers the venue can accommodate so booking will be necessary. It will open at the end of October when relevant AGM papers will also be distributed to members.
Study Visit The Society is re-organising a visit to Winchester Cathedral, postponed last year, on 26 November 2021, led by John McNeill. Full details and booking will be available in late October.

BIRKBECK
History of Art Short Courses 2021-22
The department is offering a selection of one- and two-term courses including course modules that are non-credit-bearing with no formal assessment.

NOW SHOWING IN LONDON
FRIEZE SCULPTURE 2021, Regent’s Park, until 31 October 2021
An outdoor display of sculptures by artists from across the globe and spanning three generations, including Anthony Caro, Rose Wylie, Ibrahim El-Salahi and Isamu Noguchi.

COMING SOON

TEMPLE BAR TRUST, 2 October 2021
From Romans to Rogers – how the City’s architecture has developed over time
This online walk and talk will consider the innovative architecture which has existed in the City since the Romans to the present time.

ROYAL ALBERT HALL, 5&7 October 2021, 12-1pm
Art and Design Tour
A tour of this iconic Victorian building not generally open to the public, highlighting some of the artistic works within.

THE VICTORIAN SOCIETY, 6 October 2021, 7pm
London 1870-1914: a city at its zenith, Part 2
This event is online and Andrew Saint will discuss the development of London during the 1880s and 1890s including architecture, art and literature to gain a wider understanding of the city during this period.

PITZHANGER MANOR AND GALLERY, 6 October 2021, 6.30pm
The art of Wallpaper 
A talk by three experts discussing the history of wallpaper design in the house designed by Sir John Soane, which has just completed a major conservation project.

ESTORICK COLLECTION, 6 October-19 December 2021
Estorick Collection Uncut
On show will be the entire collection of the gallery’s works of modern Italian art created during the first half of the twentieth century, including Balla, Boccione, de Chirico, Modigliani, Morandi and Severini.

WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY, 9 October 2021 -30 January 2022
Young Poland: An Arts and Crafts Movement (1890-1918)
The exhibition explores a cultural movement which sought to fuse the fine and decorative arts, originating in Krakow and Zakopane, which flourished during a period when Poland as a country did not exist.

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, 12 October 2021, various cinemas in London
Raphael Revealed
This film visits the 2020 exhibition in Rome celebrating the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. The show examines Raphael’s career in Rome and contains over 200 of his paintings and sketches gathered from major European museums and galleries.

GARDEN MUSEUM, 19 October-21 November 2021
Elizabeth Blackadder: Favourite Flowers`
A selection of the Scottish artist’s waterclours, etchings and screenprints created during her lifetime. Works exhibited will be on sale in aid of the museum’s education programme.

MORLEY MEDIEVAL, 20 October 2021, 5pm online
Spirited Away: the display and displacement of a forgotten French entombment sculpture
This is the first of the society’s 2021-22 programme of lectures and will be given by Dr Julia Faiers, a recently qualified post-graduate at University of St Andrews. The society is open to all interested in medieval art and architecture. Lectures are for Morley Medieval members only – for membership details please contact Rosemary Clarke at rosemary.clarke@yahoo.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS STARTING AT MAJOR LONDON GALLERIES
British Museum, 30 September 2021-30 January 2022
Hokusai: The Great Book of Everything

National Gallery, 9 October 2021-1 February 2022
Poussin and the dance

Royal Academy, 30 October 2021-13 February 2022
Late Constable