Stories of Art: Module Two

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Stories of Art: Module Two

A Modular Introduction to Art History

Date and time

Thursdays 6, 13, 20, 27 February and 6, 13 March, 2-4pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Siân Walters, with contributions from a range of Gallery experts


£100/£80 concessions (ticket valid for all six sessions of Module Two, which cannot be booked individually)

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Stories of Art: A Modular Introduction to Art History

The National Gallery’s collection reveals many stories about art history. Enrich your understanding of them by signing up for this modular course.

Gallery experts including curators, conservators, educators, archivists and scientists will share their knowledge with you; sessions are structured around key themes such as faith, artists’ materials, society and stories.

The full course consists of four modules, although each module stands alone and must be booked separately.

Module Two: Art from 1500-1600

There are many different ways of talking about the art of the past – we can talk about the lives of artists or how they influence each other – but this is only part of the stories we can tell.

Explore different ideas in this six-week course, each one representing an alternative approach to art from 1500-1600. Each session will be introduced by course leader Siân Walters in an hour-long talk, followed by a short break.

Several sessions will also feature in-depth contributions from guest speakers from the Gallery’s expert staff, focusing on specific aspects of the Gallery’s work. Time will be allowed for questions and discussion.

Together, you will gain a far greater understanding of not only the art itself, but also of the work the National Gallery does to care for, present and interpret its collection.

Image above: Detail from Raphael, 'Saint Catherine of Alexandria', about 1507

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