Monthly News Bulletin

December 2018

Our next lecture will be on Wednesday 16th January when Nora Courtney will be presenting The Impact of Medieval Drama on Medieval Christian Iconography. 6pm at The Art Workers’ Guild as usual. For more details click here.

** Please note that the date for the lecture on Winchester Cathedral will now take place on Tuesday 30th April 2019 and not 1st May as originally planned.**

Study Events
There are still places available on the Lorenzo Lotto’s Portraits study day on Wednesday 5th December which coincides with the free exhibition now showing at the National Gallery.

The Murray Seminar on Medieval and Renaissance Art, 5th December at 5pm in The Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square
Blood is Thicker than Water: Artists, Friends and Family Alliances in Seventeenth-century Venice

Architecture Space and Society Centre, 7th December at 6pm in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square
Civic Centre: Architecture, Civic Design and the Municipal Project in Interwar Norwich
This lecture discusses the emergence of a new phrase
in architectural and political culture in the early twentieth century: ‘civic centre’. More information here.

Short Courses starting in January
There are one-term courses starting at Birkbeck in the New Year. The courses are part of the Higher Certificate in the History of Art, but each module can be studied as a discrete unit. You will find more information in the Birkbeck section of our website click here and scroll down to Spring Term.

OSBORNE SAMUEL, until 21st December
World War One and the machine age

NATIONAL GALLERY, until 3rd February
Landseer’s The Monarch of the Glen
Landseer’s large stag painting will be on show forming the centrepiece of a display revealing connections between the artist and the gallery.

SAATCHI GALLERY, until 17th February
Black Mirror: art as social satire

STRAWBERRY HILL HOUSE, until 24th February
Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: masterpieces from Horace Walpole’s collection

FREUD MUSEUM, until 24th February
Freud, Dali and the Metamorphosis of Narcissus

 NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM, until 3rd March
Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918

DESIGN MUSEUM, until 24th March
Home Futures
This exhibition explores what happened to the radical visions of the twentieth-century architects and designers and what life would be like in the homes of the future.

QUEEN’S GALLERY, until 28th April
This event includes two exhibitions exploring Britain’s relationship with Russia through works of art in the Royal Collection. Russia, Britain and the Romanovs and Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea.

A list of major exhibitions showing in and around London in the second half of 2018 can be viewed on our website: A new listing for the first half of 2019 will be published at the end of January.

Do keep an eye open for events announced between bulletins in the News section on the Home page of our website:

Rae Richardson
Communications Coordinator