E-News Bulletin December 2018

Our next lecture will be on Wednesday 16th January when Nora Courtney will be presenting The Impact of Medieval Drama on Medieval Christian Iconography. 6pm at The Art Workers’ Guild as usual. More details here.

** Please note that the date for the lecture on Winchester Cathedral will now take place on Tuesday 30th April 2019 and not 1st May as originally planned.**

Study Events
There are still places available on the Lorenzo Lotto’s Portraits study day on Wednesday 5th December which coincides with the free exhibition now showing at the National Gallery. Book here.

Study Tour – Bauhaus
The Society study tour to Germany in September in 2019 is now organised, and the flyer and booking form are on the website. Please note that we have reserved rooms in the hotels and flights with BA but this availability will only be held until the 20th December and we would appreciate early application. The tour will be limited to 18 places. The Society study tour to the Italian Court Cities in June 2019 organised by Art Pursuits Abroad is also complete and details will be on the website soon, so do check the website. Preference will be given to members who have already expressed interest but please enquire if you are interested.
The Murray Seminar on Medieval and Renaissance Art, Birkbeck School of Arts, 5th December at 5pm in The Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square
Blood is Thicker than Water: Artists, Friends and Family Alliances in Seventeenth-Century Venice
An exploration of how Venetian artists forged alliances and how these relationships impacted on art production in Venice. More information here.

Architecture Space and Society Centre, 7th December at 6pm in the Birkbeck Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square
Civic Centre: Architecture, Civic Design and the Municipal Project in Interwar Norwich
This lecture discusses the emergence of a new phrase in architectural and political culture in the early twentieth century: ‘civic centre’. More information here.

Short Courses starting in January
There are one-term courses starting at Birkbeck in the New Year. The courses are part of the Higher Certificate in the History of Art, but each module can be studied as a discrete unit. You will find more information in the Birkbeck section of our website here – scroll down to Spring Term.

AMAR GALLERY, until 13th December
Hiding in Plain Sight
An exhibition honouring the work of eleven pioneering female abstract expressionists working in America in the 1950s and 1960s. Despite their significant contribution to the field, these artists have been largely overshadowed by their male counterparts. This exhibition seeks to redress this balance. More information here.  

OSBORNE SAMUEL, until 21st December
World War One and the Machine Age
An exhibition displaying many iconic images by WW1 artists and the emergence of the machine age mainly represented by London’s Grosvenor School. More information here.

NATIONAL GALLERY, until 3rd February
Landseer’s The Monarch of the Glen
Landseer’s large stag painting will be on show at the gallery for the first time since 1851 forming the centrepiece of a display revealing connections between the artist and the gallery. More information here.

SAATCHI GALLERY, until 17th February
Black Mirror: art as social satire
The exhibition brings together works from 26 contemporary artists in order to interrogate the relationship between political unrest and creativity. The collection of collages, caricatures, paintings, photography and installation presents a thought-provoking social commentary on power, politics and social norms. More information here.

STRAWBERRY HILL HOUSE, until 24th February
Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: masterpieces from Horace Walpole’s collection
Walpole’s collection, one of the most important of the eighteenth century, was dispersed in 1842. For the first time since then the house can be seen as Walpole conceived it. More information here.

FREUD MUSEUM, until 24th February
Freud, Dali and The Metamorphosis of Narcissus
An exhibition exploring the connection between the two figures stemming from their one meeting in 1938 to which Dali brought his painting The Metamorphosis of Narcissus. More information here.

Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918
This exhibition features over forty paintings from the artist’s time as an official war artist with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War One and includes equine subjects, portraiture and pastoral landscapes. More information here.

DESIGN MUSEUM, until 24th March
Home Futures
This exhibition explores what happened to the radical visions of twentieth-century architects and designers and the extent to which they have influenced today’s homes. More information here.

QUEEN’S GALLERY, until 28th April
This event includes two exhibitions exploring the relationship between the royal families of Britain and Russia through works of art in the Royal Collection: Russia, Britain and the Romanovs and Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea, 1855. More information here.

Seen and Heard: Victorian Children in the Frame
An exhibition featuring fifty paintings exploring how attitudes towards children changed during the Victorian period. More information here.

MORLEY MEDIEVAL, 12th December at 6pm in Room B13, Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HT
Why Limoges? The Taste for Limoges Enamels in Medieval England. 
The lecture will be given by Dr Marian Campbell. Lectures cost £5 and can be paid for on arrival.

BARBICAN LIBRARY, 19th December at 12.30pm
As Good as Gold
A free talk about the story of gold and its significance and symbolism within the history of art. Led by Alex Epps. No booking required.


A list of major exhibitions showing in London in the second half of 2018 can be viewed on our website: http://londonarthistorysociety.org.uk/exhibitions-listings/. A new listing for the first half of 2019 will be published at the end of January.

Do keep an eye open for events announced between bulletins in the News section on the Home page of our website: http://londonarthistorysociety.org.uk/

Rae Richardson
Communications Coordinator