E-News Bulletin July 2021


There are still places available for the following online events:

Summer Series, Annunciation to Last Judgement: themes and variations in Christian Art
1. Introduction and the Annunciation from the fourth to nineteenth centuries, 6/7 July 2021, 10.30am-1pm.
2. The Nativity and Adorations from the fourth to nineteenth centuries, 21/22 July 2021, 10.30am-1pm.
The remaining four linked sessions are also open for booking.

Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud: modern figures, study event, 27/28 July 2021, 10am-12pm.

Please check our website for further information on events and booking. Bookings close 48 hours before the event starts.


*BROWSE & DARBY, until 16 July 2021
Gwen John – a display of watercolours, gouache and pencil drawings from 1910s and 1920s
Lucian Freud etchings – showing three etchings of female nudes from the 1980s alongside the original plates.

Yinka Shonibare CBE RA: African Spirits of Modernism
Quilts, sculptures and a series of African masks represent the artist’s own identity as a ‘post-colonial hybrid’, plus a display of archival material showing the blossoming interest in African art in Paris in the 1920s.

*WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY, until 31 August 2021
Within Reach of All: The Century Guild
The guild aspired to elevate crafts to the status of art and to integrate art and crafts into domestic interiors. The exhibition explores its influence on art nouveau, twentieth-century design and modern publishing.

*CHRIS BEETLES GALLERY, until 31 August 2021
A Century of British Art, Volume One: 1900-45
A survey of British art from Edwardian impressionists to World War Two artists including painters, illustrators, printmakers, cartoonists and sculptors.

*SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM, until 5 September 2021
The Romance of Ruins: the Search for Ancient Ionia, 1764
In partnership with the British Museum a series of watercolours by William Pars made during an expedition to discover ancient Greek ruins in Ionia and Athens. Plus an online exhibition as a companion piece: These superb monuments which explores Soane’s interest in the architecture of ancient Greece.

*THE DESIGN MUSEUM, until 5 September 2021
Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life
A pioneering designer and architect who shaped twentieth-century living who was often over-shadowed by her male peers.

*ESTORICK COLLECTION, until 26 September 2021
Olivier Debré: fervent abstraction
A key representative of lyrical abstraction the artist painted in vivid colours to express emotions experienced in response to natural phenomena such as storms which he termed ‘fervent abstraction’.


GUILDHALL LIBRARY, 6 July 2021, 2-3pm
The Landscape Art of Andy Goldsworthy
This online lecture will consider the artist’s work in the context of land art in the UK and USA since the late 1970s.

Gables and Fables: the Buckler dynasty
This online talk examines the significance and influence of the family of Gothic Revival architects during the nineteenth century.

LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM, 7 July 2021, 6-7pm
Leighton rediscovered: from Flaming June to new treasures
A panel of experts discuss the artist’s collection of works, including how Flaming June arrived in the Caribbean.

WALLACE COLLECTION ONLINE events 7, 14, 21 July 2021, 7-8pm
Rubens Talk Series – A continuation of the series of lectures to coincide with the exhibition reunifying Rubens’s famous pendant landscapes.

* In-gallery exhibitions

E-News Bulletin July 2021