E-news bulletin January 2022
Change of location Due to the rapid increase in Omicron variant cases we have decided to run the study day, Twentieth-Century American Photography, online via Zoom on 27 January. There are places available for the online session.
Our next online lecture, The Virgin’s Veil in Tuscan Painting 1250-1400: tradition and innovation, will take place on 7 February at 5pm, led by Dr Lisa Monnas. Booking is now open.
Our next course, Rethinking Raphael , starts on 23 February via Zoom, led by Giulia Martina Weston. Places are still available.
Date for your diary
A study visit to Bristol Cathedral is being organised on 24 March led by John McNeill. More details will be announced at the end of January when booking will open.
NOW SHOWING IN LONDON
CRISTEA ROBERTS GALLERY, until 22 January 2022
Discovery and Invention: the early graphic works of Josef Albers
An exhibition of fifty works tracing the artist’s early printmaking career during the first half of the twentieth century.
BUILDING CENTRE, until 28 January 2022
Shaping Space: Architectural Models Revealed
A collection of historical and contemporary models from the V&A and the Building Centre that reveals the evolution of architecture from the first maquette made as a tool for thinking, to a presentation model.
JAPAN HOUSE, until 10 April 2022
Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan
The exhibition examines how windows influence our views on the environment, contemporary urban living, craftsmanship, design, architecture, and in print literature.
THE VICTORIAN SOCIETY, 4 January 2022 at 7pm online
Country Life at 125
This talk will consider the way in which the magazine has shaped perceptions of the country house and also look at the ongoing project to digitise the complete photographic archive.
BRITISH MUSEUM, 7 January 2022 at 5.30pm online
The Bayeux Tapestry
Michael Lewis from the museum in conversation with David Musgrove of BBC History Magazine attempt to unravel the embroidery’s secrets.
ESTORICK COLLECTION, 14 January-24 April 2022
Bice Lazzari: Modernist Pioneer
An artist largely unknown outside Italy, the exhibition will display forty of her paintings and consider her exploration of the aesthetics of Art Informel, minimalism and abstraction to create a highly individual interpretation of abstract art.
THE COURTAULD, 17 January 2022 at 5pm, Vernon Square or online
Florence and the Holy Roman Empire in the Sixteenth Century: Material Culture and Artistic Exchange
This lecture will look at the diverse artistic connections between Florence and the ruling elite in the Holy Roman Empire on the occasion of the marriage between the Habsburg and Medici families.
Painting Pairs 2021/2022: Collaborative Research in Conservation and Art History, 20 January at 12.30pm, Vernon Square or online
A pair of graduates will investigate the paintings of Mr and Mrs Malcolm by Henry Raeburn, currently in the institution’s conservation studios, in terms of their history, conservation and display.
TWO TEMPLE PLACE, 29 January-24 April 2022
Body Vessel Clay: Black Women, Ceramics and Contemporary Art
The annual exhibition at Two Temple Place will showcase the ceramic medium through artworks by three generations of black women artists working in clay during a period of seventy years.
EXHIBITIONS STARTING AT MAJOR LONDON GALLERIES IN JANUARY 2022
NATIONAL GALLERY, Room 46, 25 January-15 May 2022
Gainsborough’s Blue Boy
ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, 29 January-17 April 2022
Francis Bacon: Man and Breast
NB: Please check with venues before visiting in case arrangements change due to Covid restrictions