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2013/2014

Monday, 13th May 2013
Belvoir Castle, Grantham

Belvoir Castle was completely rebuilt in the early 19th century and houses one of the most stunning interiors of the period; it houses painting by Gainsborough, Reynolds, Holbein and Poussin and outstanding collections of furniture and porcelain.

Belvoir Castle, Grantham
Thursday, 20th June 2013
‘A Crisis of Brilliance’, Dulwich Picture Gallery

This visit, which ties in with our September lecture, is to see some of the most distinctive British artists of the twentieth century. We are also free to visit the permanent collection that contains old master paintings of the 1600s and 1700s.

‘A Crisis of Brilliance’, Dulwich Picture Gallery
Tuesday, 9th July 2013
Houghton Revisited, Houghton Hall

This is a self-drive visit to see the magnificent art collection of Great Britain’s first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole, which was sold to Catherine the Great to adorn The Hermitage, reassembled at Houghton Hall for the first time in over 200 years.

Houghton Revisited, Houghton Hall
Thursday, 18th July 2013
Art in Action at Waterperry House & Gardens, nr Oxford

This is the 35th year of this marvellous craft show which has been described as the best craft event in the country, maybe the world! If you have been to Art in Action in previous years, you will know that it is an exciting day out – and that the artists and crafts you will see are of the highest quality.

Art in Action
Thursday, 25th July 2013
Summer Garden Party, West Lodge, Aylsham

West Lodge has a 9-acre garden with lawns, splendid mature trees, rose garden, well-stocked herbaceous borders, ornamental pond, magnificent 19th century walled kitchen garden and outbuildings including a well-stocked tool shed and greenhouses. It is part of the National Gardens Scheme.

Summer Garden Party, West Lodge, Aylsham
Wednesday, 11th September 2013
Tate Britain, Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life

This is the first major exhibition of landscapes by the much loved British painter L.S. Lowry (1887–1976) held by a public institution in London since the artist’s death. The show aims to re-assess Lowry’s contribution as part of a wider art history and to argue for his achievement as Britain’s pre-eminent painter of the industrial city.

Tate Britain, Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life
16th–22nd October 2013
The Art and Palaces of St Petersburg

The sites visited will include The Hermitage, Pavlosk Palace, Catherine Palace and Alexander Palace, Peterhof, the Russian Museum and St Peter and St Paul Cathedral.

The Art and Palaces of St Petersburg

SPECIAL INTEREST DAY

Tuesday 22nd October 2013
The China Trade
Eric Knowles

Oriental porcelain and works of art began to find their way into the British and European grand houses before the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Eric's talk looks at the ceramics and also the wide variety of works of art including furniture, lacquer, metalwork, jade and ivories imported up until 1900.

Eric has broadcast for thirty years with the BBC's 'Antiques Roadshow' and he has over twenty-five years experience lecturing to museums and galleries around the world, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Museum, the Ashmolean Museum, the Art Deco Society of New York, along with countless antique societies in the UK.

Three Italian Cities: The Art of Ravenna, Assisi and Urbino