E-News Bulletin September 2019


Study Events
Places are still available on the final Early Italian Art summer series, Little-known Fresco Cycles in depth from Pamposa to Trento on Friday 6 September; also on Natalia Goncharova and women artists of the Russian avant-garde, a study day on Monday 9 September; and Kings Cross and St Pancras, a study walk on Monday 30 September. Please check our website for further information and booking.


TATE BRITAIN, until 31 October 2019
Spotlights: John Opie
A display of an artist who is not well-known today but in the eighteenth century was one of the most celebrated artists in London. He was a working-class Cornish painter who became Professor of Painting at the Royal Academy in 1806. More information here.

V&A, Architecture Gallery, until 19 April 2020
Into the Blue: the origin and revival of pools, swimming baths and lidos
A display organised in conjunction with RIBA exploring the architectural, cultural and social history of indoor and outdoor pools and baths in the UK. More information here.

RIBA LONDON, ongoing tours
Walking with Wornum: a guided tour of the RIBA building
Regular tours of George Grey Wornum’s building in Portland Place will include the history and design of the landmark building, including an opportunity to view material on its design and construction. More information on dates and booking here.


MICHAEL WERNER GALLERY, 6 September-16 November 2019
Peter Doig: Paintings
An exhibition of the artist’s new paintings. More information here.

SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES, 10 September 2019, 1-2pm
Making Distopia: the strange rise and survival of architectural barbarism
Professor James Stevens Curl traces the effects of Modernism in architecture from 1918 to the present taking a controversial view on its cultural effect over this period. The lecture is free but requires booking. More information here.

GRESHAM COLLEGE, 18 September 2019, 6-7pm
James I: The Court at Play
This is the first in a series of lectures considering key moments in the reign of the Stuarts by examining the architectural expedients the monarchs used to enhance their rule. More information here.

GUILDHALL LIBRARY, 20 September 2019, 2-3pm
John Piper: Master of Diversity
An examination of one of the most versatile British artists of the twentieth century – painter, designer, stained glass artist, photographer and writer on the arts. The lecture is free but requires booking. More information here.

OPEN HOUSE LONDON, 21-22 September 2019
This year’s programme will include over 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours. Some buildings and events require pre-booking. More information here.

BARBICAN LIBRARY, 25 September 2019, 12.30-1.30pm
Art of the River: the river Thames through artists’ eyes
This is a free lecture and no booking is required. More information here.

ESTORICK COLLECTION, 25 September-22 December 2019
Umberto Boccioni: Recreating the Lost Sculptures
A number of the Futurist artist’s sculptures were destroyed in 1927 and using photographic source material and 3-D printing techniques three of the lost sculptures have been recreated in this exhibition along with material demonstrating the reconstruction of the works. More information here.

WHITECHAPEL GALLERY, 25 September 2019-12 January 2020
Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary
The exhibition spans six decades of the artist’s work. Born in Italy in 1942 she moved to Brazil in 1960 where she has produced works under authoritarian and patriarchal regimes reflecting cultural and social life of the times. Works on paper, sculptures, photographs and films are on display. More information here.

A list of major exhibitions showing in London during the remainder of 2019, can be viewed on our website.

Do keep an eye open for announcements between bulletins in the News section on the Home page of our website.


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