History Of Art
|Place:||United Reformed Church, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AA|
|Day:||3rd Wednesday each month|
Definitive meeting dates are displayed in the Monthly Programme.
If you are interested in learning more about the history of art, we would be pleased to welcome you to our meetings.
We have presented illustrated talks on a variety of artists and art movements spanning many centuries and forms of art. Our speakers have been visiting experts or members of the U3A who have a particular enthusiasm for the subject.
If you wish to gauge what we do, you may like to click the link (under the flying bird icon at the top right of this screen) to “Some earlier topics”. You will find some more details about our next talk if you click “Our next presentation”.
We also organise coach trips to places of interest, usually about twice per year. The venues are primarily art galleries, either quite local or further afield. We are able to book conducted tours, with the gallery curator or other gallery experts providing invaluable insights into the artworks on display. We are usually able to arrange for coffee on arrival, plus a buffet lunch. The expeditions are very popular (normally about 50 people on each occasion), especially as not everyone can reach our destinations in any other way.
Again, if you would like to know more, please click the link to “Some earlier visits”. You will find some more details about our next visit if you click “Our next visit”.
Our next meeting
Please click the appropriate link to view further details about the next meeting or visit.
We look forward to greeting new members to our group. Everyone is welcome.
2019 Programme - Jan to May
|16 Jan||Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Durer and the Apocalypse: A Presentation by Bob Scott|
|20 Feb||Modernism: A Presentation by John Shakespeare|
|20 Mar||The Mysteries of Johannes Vermeer: A Presentation by Ann Scott|
|17 Apr||Art in the Second World War, esp focussed on women: A presentation by Henrietta Lockhart of Winterbourne House|
|15 May||Visit to Wightwick Manor & Gardens, Wolverhampton|
|19 Jun||Art History film. Topic TBA|
|17 Jul||Members' Presentations|
|18 Sep||Topsy but not Turvey. William Morris: From Revolution in Design to Designer Revolutionary. Presented by Bob Scott|
|16 Oct||Visit to Walsall Gallery for a talk by a curator focussed on a special sculpture exhibition|
|20 Nov||History & Highlights of the Barber Institute presented by a Barber curator|
|18 Dec||Interactive Xmas Quiz & Party|
If you would like to learn more about this group, please send our organiser a message via the 'flying bird' icon at the top right hand side of this page (or at the foot of the page if viewing on a mobile device).