Art Appreciation

Updated on 22/10/2018


Autumn/Winter 2018 Activities


Friday 21 September. We’ll visit the National Portrait Gallery to view entries for the BP Portrait Award. This is free and requires no booking. We’ll rendezvous at 12 noon in the lobby.

Just around the corner, two exhibitions overlap at the National Gallery; both of these require tickets. Thomas Cole’s American landscapes (£8), and the Courtauld collection of impressionists (£7.50). If you want to move on to either of these, please book your own tickets via the website or phone 0800 912 6958


Friday 19 October – The Stanley Spencer gallery in Cookham which has an exhibition called “Patron Saints”. Tickets are £6 without a talk, or £8 with talk (minimum 10 persons)


Saturday 10th November – Windsor Contemporary Arts Show


Friday 16th November – Edward Burne-Jones at the Tate Britain


Friday 19th January – The Soane Museum


Finally, we’re planning a spring break in Edinburgh next year – 4 nights commencing 6 or 7 May.


Past activities:

July 2018 – Victoria & Albert –  Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

June 2018 – Tate Modern – Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy

May 2018  – Kew Gardens – Marianne North and Shirley Sherwood.

April 2018 – Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain at Two Temple Place

April 2018 – Spring Holiday in Liverpool

March 2018 – Charles 1: King and Collector at the Royal Academy

January 2018 – a trip to visit the Victoria & Albert Museum

November 2017 – Windsor Contemporary Art Fair

October 2017 – Reading Museum

June 2017 – Shell Heritage Collection at Mottisfont Abbey

May 2017 – Hockney at Tate Britain

April 2017 – Holiday in St Ives

April 2017 – The Wallace Collection

March 2017 – Kipling and Underwear – Victoria & Albert Museum

January 2017 – The Design Museum, Kensington

November 2016 – Windsor Contemporary Art Fair at Royal Windsor Racecourse.

October 2016 – Autumn Art Sculpture Exhibition at The Savill Garden

October 2016 – Georgia o’Keeffe at the Tate Modern

September2016 – visit to Taplow Court

August 2016 – a 4 day coach trip to France, visiting Paris galleries and Monet’s famous garden in Giverny

July 2016 – Art in Action at Waterperry Gardens, near Oxford

May 2016 – Leighton House Museum to view their exhibition entitled “Pre-Raphaelites on Paper – Victorian Drawings from the Lanigan Collection.”

March 2016 – “The Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse” at the Royal Academy in Piccadilly.

February 2016 – Stanley Spencer Gallery , Cookham.