E-news bulletin October 2022
The first lecture of our 2022-23 programme will be held on 10 October at 6pm at The Art Workers’ Guild. The lecture, Romanesque Floors: images and uses, will be given by Dr Richard Plant. Booking is now open.
There are places available on our five-week course, Histories of Photography, starting on 4 October, led by Ben Street.
AGM 2022 Change of date: This year’s AGM will now be held at The Art Workers’ Guild on Monday 21 November 2022 at 5pm. It will be followed at 6pm by a lecture given by Naomi Speakman, Rich treasures of ivory carvings: collecting, studying and exhibiting late medieval ivories in nineteenth century Britain. Booking is now open for joint tickets. Relevant AGM papers will be distributed to members at the end of October.
We are looking for volunteers to join the editorial team which produces our annual London Art History Society Review. Experience in publishing and a good knowledge of the history of art are prerequisites. More information about the posts and how to express an interest can be accessed here.
NOW SHOWING IN LONDON
ORDOVAS, until 16 December 2022
Horses and Freud
An exhibition dedicated to the artist’s lifelong love of horses. Bringing together paintings, portraits and sketchbooks loaned from museums and private collections, the exhibition explores the influence of horses on his life and art. This exhibition coincides with the National Gallery’s retrospective celebrating the hundredth anniversary of Freud’s birth.
DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY, until 12 March 2023
M.K. Čiurlionis: Between Worlds
This exhibition comprises over one hundred paintings and drawings by Čiurlionis, an influential Lithuanian artist and composer working at the turn of the twentieth century, who used structure and colour to create works that move between mythology and reality.
FRIEZE 2022, Regent’s Park, 12-16 October 2022
The annual event Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2022 showcases art from 42 global galleries. Running alongside these two fairs is Frieze Sculpture an open-air exhibition of nineteen large-scale works now open until 13 November.
THE COURTAULD, Vernon Square, 13 October 2022, 6pm
‘Female Trouble’: Vamps, Vixens and Viragoes in the Art of Henry Fuseli
This lecture examines the artist’s personal drawings to elicit how he at the same time objectified and empowered women. An exhibition exploring Henry Fuseli’s obsession with the female figure starts at The Courtauld Gallery on 14 October.
THE DESIGN MUSEUM, 14 October 2022-19 February 2023
Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924-Today
The exhibition will explore how surrealism came to influence design, from interior design and furniture to fashion and photography.
WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY, 14 October 2022-22 January 2023
The Legend of King Arthur: A Pre-Raphaelite Love Story
This exhibition explores the legend of King Arthur within the Victorian imagination, presenting national myths and legends through the eyes of Pre-Raphaelite artists.
GARDEN MUSEUM, 14 October 2022-5 March 2023
Lucian Freud: Plant Portraits
The artist was a prolific painter of plants and the museum has assembled a collection of his rarely-seen paintings and etchings of plants. This exhibition coincides with the National Gallery’s retrospective celebrating the hundredth anniversary of Freud’s birth.
THE COURTAULD, Vernon Square, 18 October 2022, 5-6.30pm
Vittore Carpaccio: Curating the forthcoming exhibition in Washington and Venice
The lecture will discuss the curation of the exhibition Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice which opens at the National Gallery Washington in November.
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, in cinemas from 18 October 2022
Hopper: an American love story
A film presenting an in-depth look at Edward Hopper’s art and life including expert interviews and diaries.
EXHIBITIONS STARTING IN OCTOBER IN MAJOR LONDON GALLERIES
You can access and download a listing of current and future exhibitions showing in London from October 2022 to March 2023, including a Lucian Freud retrospective at the National Gallery and Henry Fuseli and the modern woman at The Courtauld starting in October, here.