E-News Bulletin June 2021


There are still places available for the following online events:

Like Minded Souls: the de Morgans and Macintosh/Macdonald, a one-day online study day led by Anne Anderson on Thursday 1 July 2021, 11am-4pm

The first of the Summer Series Annunciation to Last Judgement: themes and variations in Christian Art – 1. Introduction and the Annunciation from the fourth to nineteenth century, 6/7 July 2021, 10.30am-1pm. The following five linked sessions are also open for booking.

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


Peltz Gallery online, 1/14/28/30 June 2021
Four conversation events as part of the series of artworks commissioned in the context of the pandemic.

Online Lecture 7 June, 6-7pm
The Spaces we are reduced to
Leslie Topp’s inaugural lecture explores the phenomenon of spatial reduction and isolation in nineteenth-century prisons and asylums and its relationship to living in confined spaces during the Covid-19 pandemic.


COLNAGHI LONDON, until 18 June 2021
Spanish Modern Landscapes
A virtual reality exhibition of works by Spanish modern masters working in the late nineteen and early twentieth centuries.

*BASTIAN GALLERY, until 27 June 2021
Sonia Delaunay: rhythm and colour
An exhibition of the artist’s Rhythmes-Couleurs series typical of her late period of abstraction.

Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, until 29 August 2021
A retrospective of the artist’s career from the 1920s to 1990s displaying 150 works from cubism to surrealism and abstraction.

Phantoms of Surrealism, until 12 December 2021
This archive exhibition examines the pivotal role of women as both artists and as behind-the-scenes organisers within Surrealism in Britain in the 1930s.


Centre for American Art, 3-4 June 2021
1940s in Focus: American art during the Decade of Transition
This conference brings together scholars who are challenging the accepted view that the history of visual arts during the 1940s in America tends to be divided between pre and post 1945.

Crossing Borders; Constructing Canons: Post-Impressionism in Britain, America and beyond
The lasting impact of the use of the term ‘post-impressionism’ invented by Roger Fry in 1910 and its subsequent construct is analysed to propose a fresh view on the movement.

Open Courtauld Hour: Hair Moments, 3 June 2021, 8-9pm
This event will take a look at how hair has been portrayed through the ages.

‘I saw wonders, I saw horrors’: reconsidering Enguerrand Quarton’s Coronation of the Virgin, 9 June 2021, 5-6pm
This lecture challenges the current interpretation of the complex altarpiece.

Monet in Mind: Curator in conversation, 10 June 2021, 6-7pm
A talk accompanying Ferens Art Gallery’s exhibition in partnership with The Courtauld discussing themes of mindfulness, slow looking and creativity. It showcases the talents of Future Ferens, a 16-25 year-old volunteer group who worked with the gallery to curate the exhibition.

Making Connections with Art: Landscapes, 8/15/22 June 2021, 6-7.45pm
A three-session course concentrating on a small number of landscapes in the museum’s collection aimed at developing visual analysis skills and making connections. This is led by Jo Rhymer who recently presented our course on Victorian London.

Rubens Talk Series, June 2021
A series of lectures during June to coincide with the exhibition reunifying Rubens’s famous pendant landscapes.

Private Palaces: the mansions of the Marlboroughs
The lecture explores how two great houses, Blenheim Palace and Marlborough House, encapsulate the rivalries and ambitions between patrons and architects at the end of the Stuart period.

The Artist’s Garden: American Expressionism
A film exploring an American exhibition, The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920, charting the development of American impressionism, inspired by French artists, during a period when America was rapidly urbanising itself. The event can be downloaded or streamed.

* In-gallery exhibitions

E-News Bulletin June 2021