Gallery and Museum Visits
|Coordinator David Turner||Phone 01623 793039|
|Meets as arranged||details published when planned|
|Group Full?; No||Status: active|
NEWSLETTER No 2
A long interval between Newsletters 1 and 2 I’m afraid. However, here it is with updated information. This new one may be found on our Group Page on the U3A Website: just click on a link to bring up the website of the relevant gallery.
Possible venues within reasonable travelling time from Ravenshead and an update on what they are showing.
Compton Verney [2 hours] www.comptonverney.org.uk Fine permanent collection. Frequently stages exhibitions of national significance. Currently showing until 18 June CREATING THE COUNTRYSIDE: The rural idyll occupies a deeply rooted place in the nation’s psyche – Compton Verney’s landscaped grounds BY Capability Brown are an expression of this. The Exhibition explores how artists have shaped the vision of rural life and landscape. Works by artists including Thomas Gainsborough, Claude Lorrain, George Stubbs and Stanley Spencer are joined by pieces from contemporary artists such as Mat Collishaw, Anna Fox, Sigrid Holmwood and Grayson Perry to present a broad spectrum of responses to the countryside.
Derby Museums Derby Museum and Art Gallery [45 minutes] www.derbymuseums.org.uk Good permanent collection including largest single collection of works by Joseph Wright.
Stockport Art Gallery [2 hours] www.stockport.gov.uk/artgallery Important permanent collection of ceramics.
Manchester Art Gallery| [2¼ hours] www.manchesterartgallery.org Large permanent collection of 13,000 items. Currently showing until 29 May STRANGE AND FAMILIAR Britain as revealed by international photographers
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery [1¾ hours] www.birminghammuseums.org.uk Important permanent collection. No exhibitions currently scheduled.
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts [1¾ hours] www.barber.org.uk One of the finest small collections of European art in the UK. Forthcoming Exhibition: 9 June to 24 September MORE REAL THAN LIFE: 19th Century portrait Photography
Leeds Art Gallery [1¾ hours] www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery Currently closed for repairs to roof. Re-opening 13 October 2017
Sheffield Museums [1¼ hours] www.museums-sheffield.org.uk Millennium Gallery includes Metalwork Collection and Ruskin Collection. Graves Gallery has fine art in separate building. Current Exhibition (25 March to 1 July): GARDENS IN ART – AN EARTHLY PARADISE
The Hepworth Wakefield [1½ hours] www.hepworthwakefield.org Permanent collections of work by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Current Exhibition APPROACHING THUNDER: 1940’s Prints and Drawings
Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery [½ hour] www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk Current Exhibition STRANGERS NOT ALLOWS ON THESE WORKS 25 March to 7 May presenting archival photographs of former Nottingham lace and John Player & Sons factories, alongside contemporary commissions
Lakeside Arts Centre [½ hour] www.lakesidearts.org.uk Current Exhibition LIBERATION OF COLOUR Flower paintings and other work by Winifred Nicholson (1893-1981)
Do please send me any additions and suggestions, which can be by our own cars, Village Bus or hired Coach, depending on size of group travelling. [Tram in the case of Lakeside Arts]
Now that the better weather is here, a visit to the country house at Compton Verney would make a pleasant outing. What do you think?
DAVID TURNER 01623 793039