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).
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.
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
David Parr House Visit - currently undergoing redevelopment
Gainsborough's House Revisited - currently undergoing a 5-year development project