E-News Bulletin July 2019


Study Events
The Hogarth’s London study walk has been re-arranged on Wednesday 24th July at 11am. and places are available on our website. There are also some places on two study days: The Bauhaus: a design for life on Thursday 4th July and Michelangelo: Man and Master of the Italian Renaissance on Tuesday 16th July. Places are also available on the remaining summer series of Early Italian Art study days and a few places on the Conservation Studios at the British Library visits. Please do check our website for further information.

 New Event
A study visit has been arranged on Wednesday 4th September, 11am-1pm, to Stanley Picker’s house and garden gallery off Kingston Hill. It was completed in 1968, designed by Kenneth Wood and fitted out by Conran. Stanley Picker was an American businessman and anglophile who amassed a large collection of mainly twentieth century painting and sculpture some of which is displayed in the house. The house can only be visited in small groups on limited occasions each year. Full details and booking will be available on 26th July, but you may like to make a note of the date now.


Murray Seminar on Medieval and Renaissance Art, 3rd July 2019 at 5pm in the Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square
Prayers, Purgatory and Politics in Post-Tridentine Rome
This seminar will examine the imagery used in the Madruzzo chapel in the Roman church of Sant’Onofrio, decorated between 1600 and 1605, as an expression of artistic tastes of early modern Rome as well as the particular preoccupations of the three ‘cardinali tedeschi’. More information here.

End of term party, Room G01, 43 Gordon Square, 12th July 2019, 6pm
If you are a former Birkbeck student who was taught by Laura Jacobus, she is retiring at the end of the term so you might like to go along to the party to say farewell.


GAGOSIAN, Kings Cross, until 3rd August 2019
Michael Craig-Martin Sculpture
The exhibition includes six new monumental, powder-coated steel sculptures. More information here.

WHITECHAPEL GALLERY, until 25th August 2019
Michael Rakowitz
The artist’s sculpture of a winged Assyrian god currently stands on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth, a version of which has been recreated in this exhibition. The show consists of eight multifaceted installations which examine historic acts of destruction and create a vision of a hopeful future.  More information here.

WHITE CUBE, Mason’s Yard, until 7th September 2019
Jeff Wall
An exhibition of new and recent works from the Canadian photographer well-known for his large-format compositions. More information here.

SERPENTINE GALLERY, until 8th September 2019
Faith Ringgold
The first European exhibition of the American artist’s work over the last five decades, which includes paintings, story quilts and political posters made during the Black Power movement. More information here.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, until 15th September 2019
Cindy Sherman
A retrospective of over 150 works which explores the development of the photographer’s work from the mid-1970s to the present day focusing on her art of self-invention. More information here.

SOMERSET HOUSE, until 15th September 2019
Get Up, Stand Up Now
A multi-sensory exhibition tracing more than fifty years of black creativity including historic works, new commissions and items from personal archives. More information here.

PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY, until 6th October 2019
Urban Impulses: Latin American Photography from 1959 to 2016
The show features more than seventy Latin American photographers, encompassing a wide range of styles and subject-matter which reflect political and historical events affecting the region. More information here.

NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM, until 24th November 2019
The Art of Persuasion: Wartime Posters by Abram Games
The exhibition focuses on the artist’s time as an official war artist designing posters to recruit soldiers and encourage support for the war effort from the British public. More information here.


BEDFORD SQUARE FESTIVAL, Bloomsbury, 3rd-6th July 2019
The third annual festival will feature more than 35 arts and cultural events. Events are free but require booking. Details of the full programme and booking here.

ESTORICK COLLECTION, 3rd July-15th September 2019
Paolo Scheggi: In Depth
The artist is best-known for his vibrant canvases but he also embraced many areas of creativity including sculptural installations, theatrical and performance projects in the late 1960s and conceptual works in the early 1970s. More information here.

FRIEZE SCULPTURE, Regent’s Park, 3rd July-6th October 2019
The annual free outdoor display includes works by twenty international artists including Tracy Emin, Bill Woodrow and Jaume Plensa. More information here.

TATE MODERN, 11th July 2019-5th January 2020
Olafur Eliasson: In real life
A series of installations which, with the exception of one work, have never been seen in the UK before. His interest in colour, geometry and patterns in motion is explored along with his engagement with society and the environment. More information here.

ROYAL ACADEMY, 20th July-27th October 2019
Helene Schjerfbeck
This is the first major UK exhibition of the Finnish artist’s work. Her career is explored through over sixty portraits, landscapes and still lifes ranging from her early naturalistic style to her abstract works. More information here.

MUSEUM OF LONDON, 22nd July 2019, 6.30pm
As good as gold
A talk exploring the story of gold and its significance and symbolism throughout the history of art. More information and booking here.


A list of major exhibitions showing in London in the first half of 2019, can be viewed on our website. This will be updated at the end of July.

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


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