E-News Bulletin December 2021

The next lecture in our 2021-22 programme, Gustave Caillebotte: Painter of Modern Life given by Patrick Bade, will take place via Zoom on Monday 6 December at 5pm. There are places available on our two courses taking place during the spring 2022 term, the first Silk Roads led by Dr Susan Whitfield, starting on 11 January, followed by Rethinking Raphael starting on 23 February via Zoom, led by Giulia Martina Weston. Places are also available for a study day, Twentieth-Century American Photography on 27 January, led by Ben Street.

Date for your diary
A study day is being organised on 18 March 2022 at Conway Hall – Nineteenth-Century Stained Glass Revival, led by Martin Harrison, author of Victorian Stained Glass and member of the British Society of Master Glass Painters. More details will be announced in January when booking will open.


DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY, 2 December 2021, 7-8.30pm online
Alexander Nemerov: Fierce Poise
Alexander Nemerov art historian and author of Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York discusses her life during this period and how she distinguished herself in a man’s world.

BRITISH INSTITUTE OF BRITISH DESIGN, 2 December 2021, 7-8pm online
The Making of the Arab Hall at Leighton House
An online talk exploring the influences, conception and construction of Frederic, Lord Leighton’s Arab Hall which will also reveal how other artists contributed to the project.

ANNELY JUDA FINE ART, until 4 December 2021
Leon Kossoff: A Life in Painting
This exhibition displays highlights of the British artist’s work over his long career. He was a key figure in the School of London and an acclaimed painter of modern times, including portraits, drawings and cityscapes of London.

THE COURTAULD, Vernon Square, 8 December 2021, 5pm
Living Matter in Medieval Denmark
A lecture examining religious objects which were frequently animated and acquired life, for example by mechanical means. This event will be live and online.
God and the Painters: the Altarpiece in the Italian Renaissance, Vernon Square, 10 December 2021, 6.30-8pm
Part of a seminar series in conjunction with the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s exploring the role of patrons, ecclesiastical authorities and painters in the making of altarpieces.

THE COURTAULD CENTRE FOR AMERICAN ART, 13 December 2021, 5pm online
African Diasporic Modernism: The Far-Reaching Tropicality of Black Geographies
The lecture considers how tropical landscapes and culture functioned as a key unifying element in African diasporic art.

NATIONAL GALLERY, 10 December 2021, 6.30-7.30pm
Kehinde Wiley at The National Gallery – The Prelude
The artist will be discussing his new work, displayed in the Sunley Room from 1 December. His work raises questions of power, privilege and identity and he is best known for his portraits of people of colour portrayed in traditional settings of old masters.

MORLEY MEDIEVAL, 15 December 2021, 5pm online
Romanesque Floors: Images and Uses
A lecture given by Dr Richard Plant, City Lit. The society is open to all interested in medieval art and architecture. Lectures are for Morley Medieval members only – for membership details please contact Rosemary Clarke at rosemary.clarke@yahoo.co.uk.

OPEN COURTAULD HOUR, 16 December 2021, 8-9pm online
The event will consider how fashion depicted in The Courtauld collection can be used to encourage ethical consumerism and support small businesses.


TATE BRITAIN, 1 December 2021-3 April 2022
Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s-Now

NATIONAL GALLERY, 10 December 2021-18 April 2022
Kehinde Wiley at The National Gallery – The Prelude