E-News Bulletin July 2024

There are a few places available for the visit on 10 July to see the later drawings of Michelangelo  at the British Museum led by the exhibition curator Grant Lewis. Ben Street’s study day on Marcel Duchamp  will now take place online on 17 July and places are available. Do have a look at our autumn programme too. There are places on all our advertised events and more will be added at the end of July. To start the season in September there is a five-week course on Byzantine Architecture beginning on 12 September led by Dr Cecily Hennessy, and a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral on 16 September. Please remember that we do need members to book as early as possible in order to ensure that events do not need to be transferred online or at worst cancelled.

Non-members attending events
Our trial of opening events which are undersubscribed two weeks before the occasion to non-members to attend is still in operation. Members may invite non-members to a Society event. It is hoped that attendance at events as a non-member will encourage attendees to join the Society. Guest attendance will involve contacting the organiser by email to express interest (go to our website, select an event, if the green places available sign is showing click the booking button, and then select the organiser’s name under Contact to access the email address). After a response arrangement of how to pay the fee will be provided. Guests may only attend one event during the trial period.

This letter contains lots of news about the Society and includes a note explaining the need for an increase in our annual membership fees from 1 August so please do take the time to read it. You can access it either from the link above or on the home page of our website in the News section.


Euan Uglow
The gallery is showing twenty-five of the British artist’s most important paintings of nudes, still lifes and lands

The Body as Matter: Giacometti Nauman Picasso
An exhibition of sculptures by three artists regarded as defining their respective generations and how they represented the human body.

VICTORIA MIRO, until 27 July 2024
Boscoe Holder|Geoffrey Holder
An exhibition of the paintings of two Trinidadian brothers, one of whom settled in the UK and the other in the US early in the 1950s. The show explores the works of the brothers in parallel.

AMAR GALLERY, until 18 August 2024
Dora Maar: Behind the Lens
A celebration of the life of the artist, often sidelined as Picasso’s muse featuring the artist’s photographs and photograms highlighting her talent as a revolutionary photographer.

WHITE CUBE BERMONDSEY, until 1 September 2024
Al Held: About Space
A retrospective of the works of the American artist created during the second half of the twentieth century.

PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY, until 22 September 2024
Ernest Cole: House of Bondage
A show in collaboration with Magnum Photos exhibiting the South African photographer’s project documenting everyday life of the black population during the era of apartheid.

New exhibitions starting this month include Sixty Years of Design with Habitat at the Design Museum and the NPG Portrait Award 2024 at the National Portrait Gallery. It is your last chance to see the Sargent and Fashion exhibition at Tate Britain which closes on 7 July. You can access and download a listing of current and future exhibitions showing in London from now until October 2024 here.