Members’ letter January 2020
A very happy New Year to everyone.
I hope you will enjoy our varied programme of activities on offer during 2020. Booking is now open for our summer events. Following the successful summer series in 2019 this summer we are offering another series of linked but separate study days which will examine images from Christian art throughout the ages. Last year we tried a more expensive venue which provided excellent facilities and was felt to be worth the premium, and we have therefore selected this venue again for the new series. The first two study days are now available for booking and the remainder will be included in the next quarterly mailing.
You will find details of all our events online, or you can view our summer study events in our Summer 2020 events brochure. More courses and study events will be added during the year.
New events taking place during the summer period are:
- Annunciation to Last Judgement: Themes and Variations in Christian Art from the fourth to the nineteenth centuries – Introduction and The Annunciation, the first study day in the summer series, led by Clare Ford-Wille in May
- Renaissance to Baroque: The Rise and Struggle of Women in the World of Art, a study day led by Leslie Primo in May
- Hoxton and Shoreditch – A Revelation, a study walk led by Andrew Davies in June
- The Nativity and Adorations from the fourth to the nineteenth centuries, the second study day in the summer series, led by Clare Ford-Wille in June
- Japan: Courts and Culture, a study visit to the exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery with a lecture by a gallery member in August
- Fauvism – a study day is being arranged in July. Further details will be available in the next mailing.
In addition, a six-day study tour to Siena and San Gimignano led by John Renner in April is now open for booking. Further details of this tour is available online or with this letter.
Please note that the date of Clare Vernon’s lecture on Arabic script originally scheduled for Monday 3 February will now take place on Wednesday 5 February at the usual time and venue.
As always, there are many stimulating exhibitions showing in London during 2020, and a listing of major exhibitions in the first half of the year can be found online or with this letter. Enclosed is our latest newsletter reporting on the Society’s activities during 2019.
We are committed to providing the best possible experience for all our members and are always interested in your opinions and suggestions, so please email our Secretary, or write to us via our correspondence address if you have any comments about our Society.