Past Lectures

Peggy Guggenheim

Thu 5th May 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bloomsbury Group: The Art of Vanessa Bell

Thu 7th Apr 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Mystery of Holbein’s Ambassadors

Thu 3rd Feb 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

In the Kingdom of the Sweets

Thu 6th Jan 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Repton and the Picturesque

Thu 2nd Dec 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Next Monthly Lecture

Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico

Thu 9th Jun 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
This colourful lecture explores the relationship between an extraordinary American painter and an equally remarkable place: the picturesque state of New Mexico. Having visited the mountain art colony of Taos for the first time in 1929, she moved permanently to New Mexico after World War II. Fascinated by the mountains and desert, adobe churches and sun-bleached bones, and above all by the brilliant light and vast skies of the state they call the Land of Enchantment, O’Keeffe painted constantly. She was a fearless explorer, setting off alone into the empty landscape in a battered old car, and a tremendous character. This lecture brings to life one of America’s greatest artists, and one of its most beautiful places.

Lecturer: James Russell
I'm an art historian, curator and author with a leaning towards 20th/21st century British art and culture. My exhibition 'Seaside Modern: Art & Life on the Beach' is at Hastings Contemporary, opening May 2021, followed by 'Eric Ravilious; Downland Man' at Wiltshire Museum in Sept 2021 - both shows were supposed to be on last year but moved for obvious reasons... You can see details of my previous shows on the Exhibitions page. Books, curiously enough, can be explored on the Books page. I'm always willing to consider a proposal for a book commission or exhibition. I've recently worked with Portland Gallery on Edward Seago, Towner on Peggy Angus and the Ingram Collection on two exhibitions, the most recent being 'Reflection'. My website:

Venue: Stalbridge Hall

Lower Road
Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2NF United Kingdom

Oganiser: The Arts Society Blackmore Vale

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Most Popular Pictures in British Collections

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Public Sculpture

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