Members letter April 2023
I hope you will enjoy our varied programme of activities on offer during the summer and autumn terms this year. You will see that we have included a mixture of in-person and online events some of which will be recorded and made available to ticketholders for one week after the event. We hope that this will give members more flexibility in choosing how they wish to join our events. Our aim is to provide the best possible experience for all our members and we are always interested in your comments and suggestions, in particular at the moment when we are trying to balance the convenience of Zoom with the advantages of attending in person and the opportunity to meet and discuss the visual arts with like-minded members.
New events which have been added to the programme and now open for booking are:
- Carte-de-visite: the photographic portrait as ‘social media’, the final lecture of the 2022-23 series, led by Professor Patrizia di Bello on 9 May
- Modernist Architecture and Furniture, a study visit to the Isokon Gallery led by Magnus Englund on 12 September
- Stanley Picker House, a study visit to the late-modernist house led by a bespoke guide on 21 September
- Maya, Aztecs and Inca, a study day led by Max Carocci on 29 September
- Frans Hals: Transforming the Portrait, a study day led by Clare Ford-Wille on 5 October
- Fitzwilliam Museum, a study visit to the Cambridge museum led by Sarah Burles on 11 October
- Nicolas Poussin: ‘Peintre Philosophe’ in the age of the Baroque, a five-week online course led by Dr Giulia Martina Weston starting on 12 October
- Istanbul: City of Faith, Power and Beauty, two-part online study event led by Dr Antonia Gatward-Cevizli on 16/17 October (recording available to ticketholders)
- Guston Now, a study day led by Ben Street on 30 October
- Vienna 1900: Surface and Depth, a five-week course led by Dr Niccola Shearman starting on 17 November (recording available to ticketholders)
- The Normans in Southern Italy, a two-part online study event led by John McNeill on 22/23 November (recording available to ticketholders)
There are also places still available for our Summer Series on British art collections, study days on Russian art and modernity in European art, and a seminar on Hypnerotomachia Poliphili and the book’s influence on the Renaissance. Please remember that all events require booking at least 48 hours before the event.
Please email our Secretary, or write to us via our correspondence address if you have any comments about our Society.