E-News Bulletin May 2019


Study Events
Leonardo da Vinci: a life in drawing, a study visit on 30th May: we have been able to increase the maximum number of participants attending and consequently more places are now available for booking on our website.

Look out for our mailing on 2nd May where more summer events will be announced and can be viewed and booked online.


Birkbeck Arts Week 2019, 20-24th May 2019
There will be a wide range of events across many aspects of the arts and humanities engaging with contemporary political and social issues, and this year there will be an exploration of the idea of memory. See the full programme here. Or you can access it via the Birkbeck page on our website here.

ASSC (Architecture Space and Society Centre)
The centre will be taking part in the Birkbeck Arts Week with three special events including a talk, film screening and walking tour. The events are open to everyone and free to attend but require booking. For more information and booking see here.



GAGOSIAN, GROSVENOR HILL until 18th May 2019
Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now
This exhibition of self-portraits has been mounted in partnership with English Heritage and includes as its centrepiece Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait with Two Circles, c.1665, which is normally on show at Kenwood House. It is displayed alongside self-portraits by Bacon, Freud and Picasso amongst others. More information here.

DAVID ZWIRNER, until 1st June 2019
William Eggleston 21/4
An exhibition of works by the American photographer, a pioneer of colour photography, shot around 1977 throughout California and the American South. More information here.

KEW GARDENS, until 27th October 2019
Chihuly: Reflections on nature
Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures will be installed throughout the gardens, Temperate House and Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art fusing art, science and nature. More information here.


ITV at 10.45pm from 2nd May 2019
Great Art
A third five-part series will be broadcast during May. The series will once again explore the life and work of some of the world’s most celebrated artists including Picasso, Goya, Munch, Cézanne, and a film based on the blockbuster show Painting the Modern Garden – Monet to Matisse.

BROWSE AND DARBY, 2nd-31st May 2019
Leonard Rosoman, 1913-2012
The exhibition will feature paintings and works on paper from the artist’s private collection, including significant works from his celebrated A Patriot For Me series, fifty years after they were first shown at the gallery. More information here.

Same Old Things? Re-telling the Italian Renaissance
This conference considers whether a different story of the Italian Renaissance can be told by examining objects which have the potential to destabilise canonical art-historical narratives of Italian art. The event is free and open to all but requires booking. More information here. Please remember that The Courtauld’s temporary home is in Vernon Square Campus: directions here.

GARDEN MUSEUM, 8th May-15th July 2019
Ivon Hitchens: the painter in the woods
This exhibition features a collection of paintings the artist created when he relocated to rural Sussex in 1940 after his London home suffered bomb damage. More information here.

THE LEONARDO DA VINCI SOCIETY, Friday 17th May 2019 at 6pm
Annual Lecture 2019: Leonardo and the Ineffable
Martin Kemp, University of Oxford, will explore Leonardo’s innovations in the spiritual presentation of biblical figures and take the opportunity to redefine his pictorial practice. The lecture is free and open to all. It will take place at The Courtauld’s temporary home in Vernon Square Campus: directions here.

THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM, 24th May-1st September 2019
Hogarth and the Art of Noise 
The forthcoming exhibition will explore sound in William Hogarth’s art, taking as its focus the artist’s masterpiece, The March of the Guards to Finchley. More information here.

BARBICAN ART GALLERY, 30th May-1st September 2019
Lee Krasner: living colour
The artist’s work has often been over-shadowed by that of her husband Jackson Pollock, but she was in her own right a pioneer of abstract expressionism. Around one hundred works will be displayed to present her as a key figure in American post-war art. More information here.


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

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