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Lunchtime talk series

Homeward bound

Talks on the theme of homecomings
Date
Various dates
  • Wednesday, 10 July 2019
  • Wednesday, 17 July 2019
  • Wednesday, 24 July 2019
  • Wednesday, 7 August 2019
  • Wednesday, 14 August 2019
  • Wednesday, 21 August 2019
  • Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Time
1 - 1.30 pm

About

From the long voyage home to the hero's return, we explore the theme of homecoming in a series of talks inspired by Sea Star: Sean Scully at the National Gallery (13 April – 11 August 2019).

Image: Detail from Peter Paul Rubens, 'A View of Het Steen in the Early Morning', probably 1636

Week 1

Turner's Evening Star
Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Week 2

Pintoricchio's Penelope with the Suitors
Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Week 3

Jozef Israëls's Fishermen carrying a Drowned Man
Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Week 4

Rubens's A View of Het Steen in the Early Morning
Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Week 5

Rembrandt's Belshazzar's Feast
Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Week 6

Rubens's Peace and War
Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Week 7

Crivelli's The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius
Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Lunchtime talk series

Homeward bound

Talks on the theme of homecomings
Date
Various dates
  • Wednesday, 10 July 2019
  • Wednesday, 17 July 2019
  • Wednesday, 24 July 2019
  • Wednesday, 7 August 2019
  • Wednesday, 14 August 2019
  • Wednesday, 21 August 2019
  • Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Time
1 - 1.30 pm

Free

Spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Donations welcome

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About Marc Woodhead
Marc Woodhead is an artist, art historian, and Gallery Educator. He was awarded the International Artist in Residence at Guernsey Art College in 2010, and runs his own tour company for adults, Art History for Independent Travellers. Marc also teaches at the National Portrait Gallery and the Wallace Collection.
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Belle Smith
About Belle Smith
Belle Smith is an artist and Gallery Educator who has worked in London museums and galleries for many years. She studied at Goldsmiths College and has an MA in the History of Art. She enjoys working with groups of all ages, from young children and teenagers to undergraduates and adults.
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Caroline Smith
About Caroline Smith
Caroline Smith is our Programmer for Schools and Teachers and has lectured at the Gallery since 2003. She studied at the University of London, specialising in Early Italian Renaissance art. Her work has included teaching art history and developing learning programmes for a range of institutions.
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Edward Dickenson
About Edward Dickenson
Ed Dickenson is a Gallery Educator who started his teaching career in Japan before teaching in primary schools across London for a number of years. He has since worked in learning teams for Kensington Palace, Ben Uri Gallery, and the Horniman Museum in London.
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Dr Christina Bradstreet
About Dr Christina Bradstreet
Dr Christina Bradstreet is our Courses and Events Programmer. She is the author of ‘Scented Visions: smell in nineteenth-century art’. Her passion is promoting adult engagement with art and art history through innovative teaching approaches, including pioneering work in the field of art and mindfulness.