E-News Bulletin September 2021


Study Events
There are places available for the final two parts of our Summer Series Annunciation to Last Judgement: themes and variations in Christian Art – 5. From Crucifixion to Resurrection and 6. Ascension, Pentecost and Last Judgement on 6 and 24 September respectively to be held at the Friends House. Also there are still places on our first course of the season German Expressionism starting on 13 September at Lettsom House.

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.

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.


GAGOSIAN, GROSVENOR HILL, until 18 September 2021
Imagining Landscapes: paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, 1952-1976
Thirteen large-scale paintings suggesting landscapes both real and imaginary are on display. The exhibition offers a detailed consideration of the artist’s approach to colour and painting over a twenty-year period.

AGA KHAN CENTRE, Kings Cross, until 30 September 2021
Making Paradise
Explores the concepts of al-Janna, the garden of Eden, and Paradise through Islamic art and garden design. Included are classical miniature paintings, works of Islamic geometry and patterns, textiles, ceramics and calligraphy.

WHITECHAPEL GALLERY, until 2 January 2022
This is the Nightmail Selected by Ida Ekblad
The Norwegian artist has selected works from the collection of Christen Sveaas reflecting her fascination with nocturnal scenes. The show includes works from the nineteenth century to contemporary times by Norwegian artists along with international artists such as Ed Ruscha, Louise Bourgeois and Giorgio de Chirico.


OPEN HOUSE FESTIVAL LONDON 2021, 4-12 September 2021
The annual festival is an opportunity to visit buildings not normally open to the public and offers a wide range of events and tours of buildings across London.

HAYWARD GALLERY, 9 September-12 December 2021
Gerhard Richter: Drawings, 1999-2021
This exhibition consists of over sixty works on paper including experimental drawings in pencil and charcoal, a series of over-printed photographs and a set of rarely-seen works created using coloured inks.

DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY, 15 September 2021-18 April 2022
Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty
An exploration of the abstract artist’s ground-breaking approach to discovering what could be achieved by the medium of the woodcut.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, 22 September 2021-2 January 2022
Summer Exhibition 2021
Delayed by pandemic restrictions the annual exhibition will open this month. Over a thousand works will be on show selected by Yinka Shonibare and a panel of artists under the theme of Reclaiming Magic.

THE WALLACE COLLECTION, 22 September 2021-30 January 2022
Frans Hals: the male portrait
This exhibition focuses solely on the artist’s approach to male portraiture and the evolution of his style during his career. As well as the Wallace Collection’s The Laughing Cavalier a selection of work from Europe and the USA will be displayed.

BARBICAN ART GALLERY, 30 September 2021-9 January 2022
An exhibition of over 150 works exploring the diverse career of the pioneering twentieth-century Japanese-American sculptor and designer, Isamu Noguchi, including sculpture, set designs, furniture and lighting designs and architectural models.

E-News Bulletin September 2021