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Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation
Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation explores the career of Kenneth Clark (1903-1983), one of the most influential figures in the history of British art.
A patron, collector, art historian, public servant, and broadcasting impresario, Clark was the first to bring the art of the 20th century to a mass television audience.
From work by the British artists he favoured to highlights from his own eclectic collection, this exhibition of around 200 objects will include works by Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland, drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, prints by Hokusai, and paintings by Constable, Degas, Seurat and Cézanne.
Help is better than sympathy Frank Brangwyn and the First World War
At the start of the First World War, more than a million Belgian refugees fled the advancing armies, seeking sanctuary abroad. Around 250,000 made it to England – one of the largest groups of refugees in British history - and found a sympathetic welcome. Local relief committees formed all over the country, raising funds to sustain them during their time in exile.
The exhibition takes its title from a poster designed by Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) for the Belgian & Allies Aid League. “Will you help these sufferers from the war to start a new home”, it asks. “Help is better than sympathy.”
Bruges-born Brangwyn, already a well-known and successful artist before 1914, became a prolific poster-maker during the war and his designs became synonymous with First World War propaganda. Many present the horrors of the war, while others aim to recruit soldiers and vilify the enemy. One propaganda poster in particular was so violent that the German Kaiser allegedly put a price on Brangwyn’s head.
Help is better than sympathy presents some of Brangwyn’s best known posters, including ‘The Retreat from Antwerp’, alongside lesser known work. Shown together they offer an opportunity to examine Brangwyn’s attitude to the First World War, and the Belgian refugees in particular, using the Gallery’s rich collection.
Find out more about Frank Brangwyn by exploring the Frank Brangwyn theme or by browsing the collection online.
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm; free
Commonwealth Lecture Series - Place-making and Sustainability
Glasgow City Heritage Trust is happy to announce The Commonwealth Lecture Series.
The lectures will cover a wide range of innovative and exciting topics, including “Sustainable Development in World Heritage Cities” by Elene Neguisse, and our partner from Barcelona, Lluis Bosch Pascual, Head of the Routes and Publications department of the Urban Landscape Institute of the Barcelona City Council will explain “How Barcelona became a tourist destination”.
MOMA courses online: Modern Art, 1880–1945
In this class, you will discover the fascinating stories, key works, and iconic figures of modern art, from its origins in Post-Impressionism to the beginnings of the New York School. Moving chronologically through the Museum's collection, you will explore an array of renowned and provocative objects—from paintings that challenged the official Academy and revolutionized the conventions of representation to works that are completely abstract—by such artists as Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso, among others.
Classes combine brief art history lectures, readings, and video shot on location in MoMA’s galleries. Regular discussion activities with the instructor and other students occur throughout the 10-week term.
Week 1: Van Gogh and Post-Impressionism
Week 2: Klimt and Symbolism
Week 3: Matisse and Fauvism
Week 4: Kandinsky and Expressionism
Week 5: Picasso and Cubism/Boccioni and Futurism
Week 6: Modigliani and the School of Paris
Week 7: Malevich, Mondrian, and Utopian Visions
Week 8: Moholy-Nagy and the Bauhaus
Week 9: Dada and Duchamp
Week 10: Dalí and Surrealism
Deborah A. Goldberg (PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University) is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts and lectures regularly for The Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA. She coedited and contributed to the book Alexander Archipenko Revisited: An International Perspective (2008).
Larissa Bailiff (PhD, ABD, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University) is a specialist in 19th-century French art and social history. Formerly an associate educator at MoMA, she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at both the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Pratt Institute.
Désirs & volupté à l’époque victorienne
L’exposition "Désirs & volupté à l’époque victorienne" vous invite à découvrir les artistes célèbres de l’Angleterre de la reine Victoria au XIXe siècle, dont Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), Sir Frederic Leighton (1830-1896), Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) ou encore Albert Moore (1841-1893). Les artistes de cette période ont en commun de célébrer le "culte de la beauté".
Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910
Treasures of Korea presents more than 150 works from the time of the world's longest-ruling Confucian dynasty, lasting more than 500 years. On display are many Korean national treasures that have never before been shown in the United States. This comprehensive survey is organized around five key themes that together illuminate a period that continues to influence modern manners, norms and social attitudes: the role of the king and his royal court and their taste for simplicity, expressed in porcelain objects; the strict hierarchies that defined class and gender; the production of metal and ceramic ritual implements used in ancestral worship; various religions practiced during this time, and the late influence of western civilizations.
Art Nouveau in the Netherlands
The exhibition has been organized in co-operation with the Dutch Art historian and collector Frederik Erenc.
It displays the uniqueness of the Dutch Art Nouveau with all its characteristic features such as the rationalist school, decorative Art Nouveau, the Asian influences and other movements.
Besides the exhibition, everyone is invited to join a meeting with the Dutch Art historians and collector Frederik Erenc to get more acquainted with the Dutch Art Nouveau heritage on 3 and 4 July at 4 pm!
John Ruskin | Artist and Observer
John Ruskin (1819-1900) is renowned as the greatest British art critic of the nineteenth century and the champion of Turner, but his role as an artist remains relatively little known. He was however an outstanding draughtsman and watercolour painter, who especially took inspiration from the natural world and architectural subjects. This exhibition will illustrate, with the finest examples, the range and quality of his drawn and painted work. Gothic palaces in Venice, wild and spectacular Scottish and Alpine landscapes, and minutely defined and brilliantly coloured birds and plants will all be highlights of the show. The loans will chiefly come from the key UK and US collections (both public and private), and the exhibition is a prestigious collaboration with the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
It is especially fitting that John Ruskin: Artist and Observer should be showcased in Edinburgh, as Ruskin came from a Scottish family, visited Scotland many times, and was a passionate advocate for the beauty of its landscapes and literary heritage. Key episodes in his public and private life were enacted here.
A major, scholarly catalogue complementing the exhibition is to be published by the National Gallery of Canada.
John Ruskin | Artist and Observer
John Ruskin (1819—1900) is remembered as Victorian Britain’s leading art critic and as the champion of JMW Turner. But he was also an outstanding artist in his own right.
His exquisitely detailed drawings and watercolours were the result of an intense and passionate artistic impulse. This landmark exhibition, for the first time, provides a comprehensive overview of Ruskin’s extraordinary artistic output.
The exhibition has been organised by the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Gallery of Canada.
Saint-Gilles - Bruxelles
Visites guidées et ateliers pour les familles Papa, Maman, Horta et moi !
Durant l’été, le musée Horta ouvrira ses portes chaque matinée aux enfants et parents pour une visite adaptée à chaque âge. L’espace des domestiques de la maison sera exceptionnellement ouvert pour l’occasion. La visite prend la forme d’un jeu de rôles pour les plus grands et d’une chasse au trésor pour les plus petits et permet de découvrir de manière pro-active l’extraordinaire maison et l’univers merveilleux de Victor Horta. Après la visite, un atelier créatif sera proposé afin de permettre à tous de créer une œuvre inspirée par la nature, en rapport avec l’Art Nouveau – atelier différent chaque semaine (vitrail, mosaïque, peinture murale, maison Art Nouveau en papier, animaux en papier).
Art and cookie jar - 125 years Bahlsen
The exhibition "Art and cookie jar" is dedicated to the groundbreaking and exquisite packaging cans of the Bahlsen company from Hannover. Since the company was founded 125 years ago Bahlsen relies on exceptionally elaborate packaging, building on collaborations with eminent artists. From Historicism and Art Nouveau, Constructivism, Informal Art, Op Art and Pop Art, many art movements of the 20th century are reflected in the design of the cans. The artistically designed packaging made for a recognition effect, which is often made even the mention of the company name redundant. In the exhibition, over 250 exhibits from a large private collection as well as from the corporate archive are shown. Media: Culture Radio RBB,  Magazin Berlin.
Accompanying the exhibition
Free public tours on every 3rd Sunday of the month (plus museum admission):
Sunday, 20.07., 17.8., 21.9., 10.19.2014, every 16 clock
Free public short tours every 1st Wednesday of the month:
Wednesday, 06.08., 3.9., 1.10., 11.5.2014, both 17 clock
Offer for schools: Workshop "Coloured tin". Information and booking information about the Museum Berlin, Tel: 030 / 24,749,888
Workshops for children and young people: "Tagtool meets Bahlsen meets Art Nouveau" and "porcelain painting: design language of the box turn of the century." Information and booking on youth at the Museum eV, Tel: 030/266 422 242
Around 1914: Design in a New Age
European Galleries, Level 3
One hundred years ago, the ROM opened its doors to the public. Europe was plunged into the Great War. This cataclysmic world event marked the end of a social-political system that had existed for centuries and signalled the birth of the modern movement. It changed the way people looked at their lives and viewed their future.
Around 1914: Design in a New Age, explores a pivotal period of innovation and experimentation as artists struggled to reconcile quality design with the emergence of mass production, and the new materials made available with technology.
With works by key designers of this era including: Christopher Dresser, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Archibald Knox, Charles Robert Ashbee, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright, Emile Gallé, Edward Colonna, Taxile Doat, Louis Majorelle, Carlo Bugatti, Galileo Chini, Chris van der Hoef, Georg Jensen, Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Gustave Siegel Josef Maria Olbrich, Peter Behrens, Max Laeuger, Richard Riemerschmid, and Walter Gropius.
The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
A preeminent artist of Belle Époque Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) brought the language of the late-19th-century avant-garde to a broad public through his famous posters, prints, and illustrations for journals and magazines. A cultural nexus, he connected artists, performers, authors, intellectuals, and society figures of his day, creating a bridge between the brothels and society salons of the moment. His work allows entry into many facets of Parisian life, from politics to visual culture and the rise of popular entertainment in the form of cabarets and café-concerts. This exhibition, drawn almost exclusively from The Museum of Modern Art’s stellar collection of posters, lithographs, printed ephemera, and illustrated books, is the first MoMA exhibition in 30 years dedicated solely to Lautrec, and features over 100 examples of the best-known works created during the apex of his career.
Organized thematically, the exhibition explores five subjects that together create a portrait of Lautrec’s Paris. A section devoted to café-concerts and dance halls examines the rise of nightlife culture in France through the depiction of famous venues, including the celebrated Moulin Rouge. Another focuses on the actresses, singers, dancers, and performers who sparked the artist’s imagination and served as his muses, including Yvette Guilbert, acclaimed dancer Loie Fuller, and close friend Jane Avril. Lautrec’s sympathetic images of women are evident in a group of works that includes his landmark Elles portfolio, depicting prostitutes during nonworking hours, in quiet moments of introspection. Lautrec’s role in Paris’s artistic community is explored in a section devoted to his creative circle, highlighting designs for song sheets for the popular music that flooded Paris’s café-concerts, programs for the avant-garde theatrical productions that he attended, and his contributions to magazines and intellectual reviews. A final section looks at the pleasures of the capital, from horse racing at Longchamp and promenading on the Bois de Boulogne, to the new fad for ice skating and the enduring appeal of Paris’s culture of gastronomy.
The accompanying publication highlights the Museum’s collection of prints and posters by Lautrec, with an introductory essay on the artist and five illustrated thematic sections that explore belle époque Paris as seen through Lautrec’s eyes, by Sarah Suzuki.
Organized by Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, MoMA.
The exhibition is supported by the MoMA Annual Exhibition Fund.
Paint and wallpaper provided by Farrow & Ball.
Brussels 1900 Art nouveau - ARAU
Over the last 30 years, this coach tour has proved the most popular and well-known of ARAU - www.arau.org’s tours. The tour helps participants to understand the place of Art nouveau in Brussels, its origins, its technical and stylistic characteristics, and the personalities of its most well-known architects. The tour travels through several districts of the city to show participants beautiful Art nouveau facades, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tour also offers the chance to visit extraordinary Art nouveau interiors, including some not normally open to the public. Each tour includes at least two interiors from the following list, subject to availability : Victor Horta’s van Eetvelde house, Winssinger house, Autrique house or Waucquez store (now the Belgian Strip Cartoon Centre), Jules Brunfaut’s Hannon house, Henri Jacobs’ Schaerbeek School No.1. BILINGUAL TOUR (EN/FR)
Bruxelles 1900 Art nouveau - ARAU
Cette visite en car constitue, depuis plus de 30 ans, l’offre phare de l’ARAU - www.arau.org. Elle permet de comprendre la place de l’Art nouveau à Bruxelles et l’originalité de ce mouvement qui bouleversa l’architecture et les arts décoratifs à la fin du 19e siècle. À travers la ville, le visiteur découvre les plus belles façades de l’Art nouveau dont certaines sont désormais inscrites au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO. Cette visite est également l’occasion de pénétrer dans des intérieurs remarquables, parfois ouverts exceptionnellement : l’hôtel van Eetvelde, l’hôtel Winssinger, la maison Autrique ou les anciens magasins Waucquez (actuellement Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée) de Victor Horta, l’hôtel Hannon de Jules Brunfaut ou encore l’école n°1 d’Henri Jacobs. Chaque visite inclut au moins deux de ces intérieurs. Ce tour est bilingue (FR/EN).