Huntingdon

Art Appreciation

The group visits art galleries and exhibitions, as well as stately homes and lesser-known houses with special artistic merits. Our members also host and lead seminars which explore the work of individual artists and art-related topics. We usually meet on the first Friday of the month and, as the group doesn't currently have a leader, members take it in turns to organise meetings or visits. Follow the links to view previous programmes. For more information, please contact Carol Tacq (contact details in Upstream).

2019/2020 Programme

Friday 6 December - Visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge - followed by lunch at Browns
Friday 7 February (no meeting in January) - Bosch: his curious world - a recorded TV programme. Hosted by Jan and Nick
Friday 6 March - Hieronymus Bosch follow-up activity
3 April, 1 May and 5 June - to be decided when more information is available about exhibitions etc taking place in 2020.

Earlier meetings
Friday 1 November - Bauhaus Centenary - members will talk about aspects of the Bauhaus which interest them and we will watch some or all of a recorded TV programme on this subject. Hosted by Carol.
Friday 4 October - No meeting Visit to Girton College, Cambridge to see the People's Portraits exhibition will be rearranged at a later date.
Friday 6 September - Visit to Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, to see the Artist: Unknown: Art and Artifacts from the University of Cambridge Museums and Collections exhibition.
Friday 2 August - Visit to the Higgins Bedford (www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk) to see two current exhibitions (Round and Round the Garden: a Celebration of Horticulture in Art; and Edward Bawden: Home and Abroad).

Programme Suggestions considered on 5 July 2019
Galleries and Exhibitions
Fitzwilliam Museum (December);
Higgins Bedford (with Victoria) - Current exhibitions: Round and Round the Garden (until 29 September); Edward Bawden Home and Abroad (until 26 January 2020)
London Art Gallery Visit: V and A
Girton College (Portraits) Visit
Milton Keynes Gallery - Exhibitions: George Stubbs - All Done from Nature (2 October - 26 January 2020)
Bauhaus Centenary Events - Tate Britain, and William Morris Gallery (Pioneers of Modernism. William Morris and Bauhaus at the William Morris Gallery - from October 2019).
Puppetry with the opportunity to 'try your hand'.
A selection of one-hour recorded TV programmes - each of which could have the potential to be the basis for a two-session study being preceded or followed by a seminar:
Michelangelo 'Love and Death'; Rembrandt Exhibition (National Gallery and Rijksmuseum); Girl with a Pearl Earring; Manet Exhibition (Royal Academy); Goya - The Portraits; Cezanne 'Portraits of a Life'; Bosch 'His Curious World'; The Artists' Garden (American impressionism); Van Gogh - Tate Britain Exhibition 2019.
Stately Home Visits such as Strawberry Hill House, Delapre Abbey etc

Longer-term possibilities:
David Parr House Visit - currently undergoing redevelopment
Gainsborough's House Revisited - currently undergoing a 5-year development project

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More Group Pages
About New Groups Being Organised Ancient and Modern History
Archaeology Architecture
Art Appreciation Art Group
Bird Watching Book Stall
Bridge Classical Music Appreciation
Computing at Huntingdon U3A Creative Writing
Cribbage Criminal Justice Study Group
Crochet Current Affairs
Drama and Play Reading Easy French Conversation
Family History French Conversation
Friendship+ German Conversation
Girls (The) Golf
Grumpy Old Men (GOMS) History of the Tudors
History of World War One Holidays & Short Breaks
Huntingdon Photography Group 2020 Indoor Bowls
Italian Group 1 Italian Group 2
Knit and Chat Line Dancing
Mahjong Maths in your Life
Monday Topic More Knit and Chat
Musical Memories Needlecraft
Patchwork & Quilting Petanque/Boules
Philosophy Poetry
Rail Interests Scrabble
Sewing Workshop Singing for Pleasure
Spanish Conversation Strollers
Sunday Dining Table Tennis
Theatre and Concerts Travel and Trips
Ukulele Walking
Wine Appreciation