E-News Bulletin September 2020

Our next online lecture, From Mexico to Mughal India: artistic exchange in the Renaissance, will be delivered via Zoom on Monday 7 September at 2pm.  There are still places available for the three remaining sessions of the course Personal Possessions of the Mughal Emperors led by Ursula Weekes starting on 10 September. Please check our website for further information and booking.

Please remember that you will need to book in advance to visit museums and galleries

Collecting and Empire
A trail through the museum exploring how colonial relationships shaped its collection.

BP Portrait Award 2020 – Virtual exhibition
The building is closed until spring 2023 for essential building work but the annual portrait exhibition is currently available to view online.

GARDEN MUSEUM, until 20 September 2020
Derek Jarman: my garden’s boundaries are the horizon
Jarman described his paintings as ‘my secret garden….an escape’. The exhibition explores the role of the garden in the artist’s life and work through his paintings, sculpture and film as well as personal artefacts.

ROYAL ACADEMY, until 31 December 2020
The Making of an Artist: The Great Tradition
The display brings together highlights from the RA’s collection to consider what makes great art by studying its founders and their ideas about art.

BARBICAN, THE CURVE, until 24 January 2021
Toyin Ojih Odutola: a countervailing theory
The Nigerian-American artist explores drawing as a medium for storytelling through an imaginary myth in her cycle of new work consisting of forty images accompanied by an immersive soundscape.

Whilst The Courtauld’s galleries are closed for refurbishment a selection of masterpieces from its collection have been embedded in the National Gallery’s permanent collection in relevant locations. A list of the galleries in which you can find them is here.

Renoir: Revered and Reviled
This film explores the artist’s new approach in his later works based on the extensive collection of his work in the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia. The film can be streamed, downloaded or bought as a dvd.


BASTIAN GALLERY, 3 September-31 October 2020
Atalier Picasso
The gallery has recreated Picasso’s studio in the south of France offering a glimpse into his obsessive creativity.

WHITE CUBE MASON’S YARD, 4 September-14 November 2020
Georg Baselitz – Darkness Goldness
A new exhibition by the artist which explores the imagery of hands from the familiar to the fantastical.

OPEN HOUSE 2020, 19-27 September 2020
The annual festival celebrating London’s architecture and urban environment will be organised this year to take account of Covid-19 restrictions and will include carefully-managed building openings as well as documentary films, online events and self-led walking tours. Find out more and plan your visit here.


A list of major exhibitions showing in London during the second half of 2020, can be viewed on our website.

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