E-News Bulletin January 2020

A very happy New Year to all our members.

The next lecture, Donatello: the greatest of them all, will take place on Tuesday 14 January, 6pm at The Art Workers’ Guild as usual. No booking is needed for our lectures.

Please note that the date for the February lecture has changed and will now take place on Wednesday 5 February.

There are places available on our ten-week course European Art from 1600: the Early Modern Period starting on 7 January, and The Scottish Colourists study day on 16 January. Please check our website for further information.

Siena and San Gimignano Tour
Following on from our 2019 Summer Series on Early Italian Art, we are offering a tour to Siena (3 nights) and San Gimignano (2 nights) led by John Renner from 23-28 April 2020. Full details will be available at the end of the month.

MURRAY SEMINARS ON MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE ART, 27 January, 5pm, Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square
James Hall will be exploring Michelangelo and Flemish aesthetics. The seminars are open to all.


NATIONAL GALLERY, until 9 January 2020
Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece
A digital, interactive exhibition aimed at encouraging viewers to look more closely at a great work of art, in this case The Virgin on the Rocks, in order to better appreciate and understand various aspects of Leonardo’s masterpiece. More information here.


EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, from 14 January 2020
Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait
A film of the Royal Academy’s exhibition of the artist’s self-portraits produced over his lifetime. More information and booking here.

BRITISH MUSEUM, 14 January-5 March 2020
Living with Art: Picasso to Celmins
An exhibition displaying highlights from the collection of Alexander Walker, the late film critic of the Evening Standard, who was an avid collector of modern and contemporary prints and drawings. More information here.

SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM, 15 January-2 February 2020
All that could have been
An installation that considers the relationship between architecture, objects and time and how they express the way we think about the past, present and future. More information here.

ESTORICK COLLECTION, 15 January-11 April 2020
Tullio Crali: A Futurist’s Life
This exhibition covers the artist’s career from the 1920s to the 1980s, including his iconic aeropaintings, experimental works of visual poetry and mixed-media reliefs, as well as examples of ‘cosmic’ imagery inspired by advances in space exploration. More information here.

RIBA LONDON, 21 January 2020, 6.30-8.30pm
Pioneering Modernist Women, in Sisterhood with Part W
This talk is part of the Beyond Bauhaus exhibition and demonstrates the pioneering role that a number of female architects played in the history of modern British architecture.  More information and booking here.

ROYAL ACADEMY, 25 January-26 April 2020
Picasso and paper
This exhibition brings together over 300 works on paper spanning the artist’s lifetime which illustrate his creative process and constant innovation. More information here.

TWO TEMPLE PLACE, 25 January-19 April 2020
Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles
The exhibition is a collaboration of seven regional museums and looks at female collectors of textiles and costumes. Works range from the eighteenth century to Yinka Shonibare’s slave ship The Wanderer in 2007. More information here.

V&A, 25 January-3 May 2020
Filthy Lucre: Whistler’s Peacock Room Reimagined
An immersive installation created by American artist Darren Waterston who has reimagined the original room designed in the Aesthetic style by Whistler in order to display the porcelain collection of Frederick Roberts Leyland. More information here.


A list of major exhibitions showing in London during the first half of 2020 will be available at the end of January. Exhibitions currently showing 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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