U3A Art Appreciation Group for Mansfield U3A
Mansfield U3A Art Appreciation group holds friendly monthly meetings to share a common interest in Western Art.
Each meeting focuses on a particular subject and we have an interesting selection of DVDs and videos by art historians which help to form the basis of our discussions.
Members are invited to participate by bringing along favourite pictures to share and discuss with the group. We also look at particular aspects of art and this has included a session on portraits from the Renaissance to the present day.
We have enjoyed local visits and we are looking forward to further visits to more well-known galleries, both national and maybe international – we have high hopes!
Monday 7th January ART in Adverts
Looking at works of art which have featured in adverts. We will try and guess the products!
Monday 4th March BUILDINGS
Architecture and famous buildings.
Please note the February meeting was cancelled so we will
now discuss "Builidngs " in March and "Events" will move to
Monday 1st April EVENTS
All kinds of events which have been featured in works of art
Our November meeting on "TIPPLES" gave us a preview of the festive season with all kinds of alcohol featured in what became a very jolly meeting.
Topics covered included scenes from the Bible (The Last Supper and The Wedding at Canaa), the Dutch Masters, the Impressionists and Beryl Cook.
The final painting we looked at was painted by our member, Gordon Howlett, and featured jolly Mansfield 'Ladies' enjoying a Tipple on Leeming Street on a Saturday night.
A fitting end to our 2018 Programme!
Recent events we've enjoyed
May 2017 Visit to Ferans Art Gallery in Hull as part of the City of Culture celebrations
May 2016 Visit to Compton Verney in Warwickshire as part of the Shakespeare 400th anniversary celebrations
2014 Visit to Temple Newsham in Yorkshire to view their art collection and part of the recent Rembrandt exhibition.
2013 Visit to The Walker Gallery, Liverpool
Meeting venue: Stanhope Centre, Mansfield
When: First Monday. 2.00. Visits as above.
Contact Pauline Boucher on 01623 644798 for more details, or click on the bird, top right to send a message by email.