14/1/20

Mad Men and Artists: How the Advertising Industry Exploited fine Art – Tony Rawlins

11/2/20

The Art of the Steal : Nazi Looting in WWII – Shanna Isaac

The Nazis looted over 20% of Western Art during World War II, confiscating art from Jewish families and emptying museums throughout Europe. This lecture will provide an overview of Nazi looting

Merkers, Germany
U.S. Soldiers examine a famous painting, “Wintergarden,” by the French Impressionist Edouard Manet, in the collection of Reichbank wealth, SS loot, and paintings removed by the Nazis from Berlin to a salt mine vault. The 90th Div, U.S. Third Army, discovered the gold and other treasure.
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Photographer: Cpl. Ornitz
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10/3/20

Turner v Constable. The Great British Paint Off  – Nicola Moorby

This lecture will cover the story of the epic rivalry between the two giants of British art, J.M.W. Turner and John Constable. It will examine their differences, their similarities, their battles and their shared triumphs.

14/4/20

Tulipomania – The Tulip Decorative Flower on European and Asian Ceramics    – Anne Haworth

12/5/20

Discovering MacDonald Gill: Architect, Artist and Mapmaker   –  Caroline Walker

9/6/20

Winston Churchill, The Artist – Claire Walsh

14 /7/20

Sunken Treasure from the East:  Tales of Oriental  Shipwreck Porcelain   –  Marie Conte-Helm

8/9/20

Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera. The Golden Age of Mexican Painting   – Chloe Sayer

13/10/20

William Morris: Wallpaper     – Joanna Banham

10/11/20

Rupert – the Anthropomorphic bear     – Howard Smith