E-News Bulletin August 2021


Study Events
There are places available online in August for parts three and four of our Summer Series Annunciation to Last Judgement: themes and variations in Christian Art, 3. The Life and Ministry of Christ, and 4. From the Entry to Jerusalem to the Last Supper.

Events Programme Autumn 2021-Spring 2022
All events are open for booking including the first online lecture on 12 October. Following lectures will be available for booking in due course.

Correction:  there was an error in the Event Programme listing on the website home page which has now been corrected: the end date for the Silk Roads course should be 15 February and not 5 February 2022. Also, please note that there is no lecture on 8 February.


V&A MUSEUM, until 8 August 2021
Renaissance Watercolours
A display examining the techniques and context of watercolours highlighting the medium’s versatility and its role in understanding and recording the natural world which flourished across Europe, Asia and the Americas during the Renaissance.

SERPENTINE PAVILION, until 17 October 2021
This year’s pavillion has been designed by architectural practice Counterspace, directed by Sumayya Vally. It is based on meeting places in London past and present to create a new gathering space. It is accompanied by a programme of sonic landscapes, Listening to the City, taken from a selection of London neighbourhoods.

TATE MODERN, until 17 October 2021
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
The first retrospective of the Swiss artist and designer whose diverse output in the 1920s and 1930s included painting, sculpture, embroidery and Dada objects. Many works from Europe and the USA have never been seen in this country before.

SERPENTINE NORTH GALLERY, until 22 October 2021
James Barnor: Accra/London – a retrospective
A major survey of the British-Ghanaian photographer spanning six decades of works recording major social and political changes in London and Accra.

NATIONAL GALLERY, until 31 October 2021
Bellotto The Königstein Views
This free display has reunited five paintings of the ancient fortress near Dresden which Bellotto was commissioned to execute as part of a series of thirty views of the city and its surroundings.

SCULPTURE IN THE CITY, until Spring 2022
Nineteen artworks are on display throughout the City of London as part of the annual public urban sculpture trail project. A map locating the works can be downloaded from the website.

Van Gogh & Japan
This film explores how Japanese art circulating in Paris in the middle of the nineteenth century influenced Van Gogh’s work and took him in a new direction. The film includes insights from artists and experts a well as personal letters and accounts from his contemporaries. Available to download, stream or on DVD.


BONHAMS, 3-27 August 2021
Centuries in the Making
An exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of Grinling Gibbons on the 300th anniversary of his death. It will showcase key works over his long career tracing his trajectory from wood carving to stone sculpting. The works of contemporary carvers will be shown alongside Gibbons’ work.

JAPAN HOUSE, 5 August-7 November 2021
Tokyo 1964: Designing Tomorrow
The exhibition explores the pioneering strategy and legacy of the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964 often seen as a turning point for Japan.

NATIONAL GALLERY, 12 August 2021, 4-5pm
Polish painting in the nineteenth century
A talk looking at how Polish artists expressed national identity during the century when Poland disappeared.

WALLACE COLLECTION, 24/25 August 2021, 6-8pm
Introducing Rembrandt and His Circle
This two-day event will examine the development of Rembrandt’s style and subjects over his career and take a look at some of his pupils, such as Gerrit Dou.

E-News Bulletin August 2021