The Arts Society
Royal Leamington Spa

Lecture Programme  2022

Our April lecture covers the work of the ‘Ashcan painters’, recognised as the founders of New York realism in the early twentieth century. In May the lecture is on post colonial art in Britain after 1948, and  coincides with the exhibition of Lubaina Himid’s work at Tate Modern.

The June lecture covers the life and collection of Peggy Guggenheim, one of the Worlds most respected and remembered art collectors.

Our March lecture on the portraits of Lucien Freud was well attended, and is a prelude to his London exhibition in the Autumn. We hope you’ll get to see some of these exhibitions in person this year but, if not, we’re excited to be offering something of the work of these artists through our lecture programme. We hold our lectures at the Royal Spa Centre at 11:00am and 2:00pm.

Some events may need to be changed or rescheduled depending on government regulations relating to the coronavirus. If this becomes necessary, we shall give members as much notice as possible of any changes.

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