Current Exhibitions: January 2019
2019 is the year of national and international exhibitions based on significant artists anniversaries – look out for:
Insiders/Outsiders Festival 2019 One of our speakers, Monica Bohm-Duchen, is creative director of this year-long nationwide festival which tells the stories of the contribution made in the 1930s by refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe to art, music and design in the UK. This brings together events at the London Transport Museum, Tate Britain, Glyndebourne, and Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Cumbria among other venues. To find out more, go to https://insidersoutsidersfestival.org
The Bauhaus was founded 100 hundred years ago by Walter Gropius. As well as a new biography by Fiona MacCarthy due out in March, exhibitions and conferences will mark this anniversary. See www.dezeen.com/2018/11/26/bauhaus-events-guide-centenary-2019/
2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of influential artist, critic and social reformer John Ruskin. Watch out for exhibitions in London (listed below) and elsewhere in UK and abroad. Go to www.artlyst.com/…/john-ruskin-200th-anniversary-celebrated-year-long-prog…
2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. As well as the exhibitions of his drawings at the Queen’s Gallery, Southampton Art Gallery and Bristol Museum and Art Gallery I have listed below, The Royal Collection has arranged simultaneous displays at 9 other venues across the country. To see a detailed list, go to www.rct.uk/about/press-releases/nationwide-exhibitions-of-drawings-by-leonardo-da-vinci-from-the#/
Even further afield….2019 also marks the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt. This is being celebrated by exhibitions at museums throughout Holland. To see a detailed list, go to www.holland.com/global/tourism/discover-holland/rembrandt-and-the-golden-age/350-years-of-rembrandt-and-the-golden-age.htm
Local and regional Galleries.
I try to include as many nearby and regional galleries as possible so that we are aware of more local opportunities. If I have missed out any that you know about, do let me know. You will also see that the list of Exhibitions now includes specialist museums relating to the art of illustration – a topic we will be covering in our 2019 programme – so our range now covers architecture, painting, sculpture, photography and print culture.
Click on the following links to see what’s on offer:
Enjoy your gallery going in 2019!
Beth Taylor, WAHG volunteer.