E-News Bulletin November 2019
The next lecture of the 2019/20 series, Art and the creation of the landscape garden at Painshill, will take place on Saturday 30 November at 3pm at The Art Workers’ Guild following the AGM which starts at 2pm. A few places are still available on the study walk, Public Art in the City led by Elizabeth Singleton on 21 November. Please check our website for further information and booking.
MURRAY SEMINARS ON MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE ART, 1 November 2019, 6pm, Clore Lecture Theatre, 43 Gordon Square
What Cézanne Saw in Pissarro
This event is the Peter Murray Memorial Lecture given by T J Clark. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. The event is free but booking is required. More information here.
CENTRE FOR MUSEUM CULTURES, 11 November 2019, 6-7.30pm, Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square
The Critical Museum Debate Continues
Kasia Murawska-Muthesius will speak about a project she has both written about and been personally engaged in, the Critical Museum initiative. The event is free but requires booking. More information here.
THE HISTORY AND THEORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY RESEARCH CENTRE, 20 November 6-7.30pm, Room 106, 43 Gordon Square
Fully Visible and Transparent: Zeiss’s Anastigmat
Andrés Mario Zervigón (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) will be giving a talk about the famous Jena Glass Works of Carl Zeiss which in 1890 released the Anastigmat photographic lens, an innovative device which advanced a new chapter in optical technology. More information here.
NOW SHOWING IN LONDON
GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC, until 9 November 2019
Oskar Schlemmer: Kunstfigur
An exhibition of his rarely seen paintings, lithographs and works on paper from the early part of the twentieth century, along with archival materials relating to the Bauhaus. More information here.
CRISTEA ROBERTS GALLERY, until 24 November 2019
Howard Hodgkin: Strictly Personal. Part I
This exhibition is a survey of the artist’s prints which he started making in the 1950s and continued until his death. Given the large number of works the exhibition is split into two parts, the second part will be on show from 28 November to 21 December. More information here.
HAZLITT HOLLAND-HIBBERT, until 13 December 2019
Eduardo Paolozzi: Hollow Gods
An exhibition of sculpture and collage created by the artist between 1946 and 1960. More information here.
BEN URI GALLERY, until 16 December 2019
Mark Gertler: paintings from the Luke Gertler Bequest and selected important UK collections
The exhibition showcases five paintings from c.1908-24 from the estate of the artist’s son as well as paintings and drawings from other UK collections. More information here.
BARBICAN LIBRARY, until 4 January 2020
Freddy Warren: Ronnie Scott’s 1959-69
Photographic portraits of jazz musicians such as Miles Davis, Nina Simone and Duke Ellington as well as behind the scenes images of Ronny Scott at his jazz club. More information here.
SERPENTINE GALLERY, until 2 February 2020
A selection of the artist’s work from the 1980s to date which brings together figurative, abstract, collaged and computer-generated images onto the canvas. More information here.
SOMERSET HOUSE, until 23 February 2020
24/7: A wake-up call for our non-stop world
Five themed zones containing multi-disciplinary works which trace the non-stop nature of modern life. Artists include Douglas Coupland, Mat Collishaw and Pierre Huyghe. More information here.
GRESHAM COLLEGE, 6 November 2019, 6-7pm at Museum of London
Charles I: The Court at War
This lecture is part of a series, Theatre of Revolution: The Stuart Kings and the Architecture of Disruption, which illuminates the world of the Stuart monarchs and the relationship between architecture and power. The event is free and places are on a first come, first served basis (doors open at 5.30pm). More information here.
MORLEY MEDIEVAL, 8 November 2019, 6pm in Room B13, Morley College
Evoking the Plantagenet Cult of St Edward the Confessor and the Visual Culture of Westminster at St Mary’s Church, Faversham.
This lecture will be delivered by Angela Websdale, PhD student, University of Kent. Tickets are £5 on the door, subject to availability (doors open at 5.30pm). More information here.
WESTMINSTER REFERENCE LIBRARY, 21 November 2019, 6.15-7.15pm
Coventry Cathedral – Icon and Inspiration
This is a talk about the rebuilding of the cathedral after WW2 and the many British artists involved. It is a free talk but requires registration. More information here.
A list of major exhibitions showing in London during the remainder of 2019, can be viewed on our website.
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