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September 2018

27
September
Thursday

Gallery visit: Paula Rego and Celeste Dupuy-Spencer

27 September 2018 at 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Marlborough Fine Art, 6 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BY United Kingdom

Breakfast at Marlborough, visiting exhibitions of Paula Rego RA and Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, we will be welcomed and led around the exhibitions by Frankie Rossi, Director at Marlborough Fine Art.  Paula Rego (b.1935) draws widely from subjects including fairy tales, myths and folk art, her experiences growing up in Portugal under a fascist regime, and from her personal recollections of girlhood and adolescence have a strong influence in her practice. Paula is based in London and is celebrated as one of…

October 2018

05
October
Friday

Mary Kelly & Fatoş Üstek at Frieze's "Social Work"

5 October 2018 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Frieze Art Fair, Regents Park
London,

Curator Fatoş Üstek will be in conversation with artist Mary Kelly as we explore Frieze's special section Social Work dedicated to women who challenged the art market. This year the section will feature eight monographic presentations by women artists whose work emerged in response to the global social and political schisms of the 1980s and ’90s. Social Work pays homage to a selection of artists who challenged the status quo and explored the possibilities of political activism in their art making. Fatoş Üstek…

17
October
Wednesday

Curator-led tour of Anni Albers at Tate Modern

17 October 2018 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tate Modern,

Anni Albers Wall Hanging 1926 Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Everfast Fabrics Inc. and Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1969 69.134 © Estate of Anni Albers; ARS, NY & DACS, London 2018 Join us at Tate Modern for a visit to the long overdue recognition of Albers’s pivotal contribution to modern art and design, led by Tate curator, Ann Coxon. As a female student at the radical Bauhaus art school, Albers was discouraged from taking up certain…

30
October
Tuesday

South London gallery tour

30 October 2018 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Corvi-Mora,

Break out of the routine with an outing to three superb South London galleries, each bringing women to the fore. We will start at Gallery Corvi-Mora at 10 am, and end with a self-treat lunch.  First, Tommaso Corvi-Mora, Director of the eponymous gallery will speak about artist Dorota Jurczak. Polish-born Jurczak’s macabre, darkly whimsical works are influenced by folklore and mythology, combined with her own imagination.  In the bizarre, dream-like narrative of Jurczak’s work, distorted human figures, creeping woods, and anthropomorphic creatures play out their dramas in vibrantly-colored, indistinct…

November 2018

28
November
Wednesday

Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings

28 November 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge,

Join us at a talk by curator Laura Smith, speaking about Virginia Woolf, an exhibition inspired by her writings at the Fitzwilliam Museum.   Thanks to the generosity of our long time supporters at Whitechapel Gallery we have a number of reserved places for the talk from 1:15 - 2 pm. Afterward, we will visit Murray Edwards College (formerly NewHall) and get a guided tour of their impressive collection of art by British female artists. Please book your own transport:  Susan, Claire…

January 2019

16
January
Wednesday

Modern Couples at the Barbican: Curator-led tour

16 January 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barbican Gallery,

Start the new year with a curator-led tour of this highly acclaimed exhibition that explores how relationships can set a path for artistic output. The comprehensive show looks at the work of 40 artist couples active in the first half of the 20th century.  The exhibition illuminates these creative and personal relationships, from the obsessional and fleeting to the life-long. The exhibition includes Dora Maar & Pablo Picasso; Salvador Dalí & Federico García Lorca; Camille Claudel & Auguste Rodin; Frida Kahlo & Diego…

21
January
Monday

50 Works by 50 British Women Artists: 1900-1950

21 January 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Ambulatory, Mercer’s Company,

Gladys Hynes, "Penny for the Guy – the thought that all war is caused by the faceless money men of the City," 1940Oil on boardImage Courtesy of the Liss Llewellyn Gallery Curator Sasha Llewellyn will guide us through an exhibit that attempts to answer Linda Nochlin's question, "Why have there been no great women artists?" 50/50 addresses the exclusion of women from the canon by introducing fifty artworks by known and lesser-known women.  Fifty commentaries by fifty different writers will…

March 2019

12
March
Tuesday

New Dawn & Art in Parliament

12 March 2019 at 4:15 pm - 7:30 pm
The House of Commons, London,

Join us for a short talk by Mary Branson, creator of the New Dawn sculptural light installation at Parliament, followed by a 45-minute suffragette themed tour of Parliament.  'New Dawn' is located above the entrance to St Stephen’s Hall, the site of numerous demonstrations for the right to vote. Please stay for the International Women's Day talk about Mary Astor, from 6:00 - 7:15 pm (followed by refreshments) in the Attlee Suite.  Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth (Astor's constituency) and…

28
March
Thursday

Diane Arbus at Hayward Gallery: curator-led tour

28 March 2019 at 9:50 am - 12:00 pm
Hayward Gallery,

Join us for a curator-led explanation of  Diane Arbus' work at the Hayward Gallery.  This exhibition explores the first seven years of photographer Diane Arbus’ career, from 1956 to 1962. Arbus made most of her photographs in New York City, where she was born and died. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and pedestrians are among the most intimate, surprising and haunting works of art of the 20th century. This exhibition is the first solo show…

April 2019

24
April
Wednesday

Mary Quant at the V&A

24 April 2019 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Victoria & Albert Museum,

Mary Quant and models at the launch of the quantafoot collection, 1967. © PA Prints 2008 Twiggy, Carnaby Street, the mini-car. Join our favourite fashion expert, Sonnet Stanfill, for a talk about the life and work of Mary Quant before we enter the gallery space to view the fabulous work of fashion mega-star, Mary Quant. She revolutionised it all: hot pants, mini-skirts, make-up and the British high street itself. Charge: Patrons - £15; Friends - £20; Visitors - £25. Please RSVP to: RSVP@UKFriendsofNMWA.org…

26
April
Friday

Artist talk with Chantal Joffe

26 April 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us for a talk with acclaimed British artist Chantal Joffe in conjunction with a new exhibition of her work at Victoria Miro.  The Mayfair gallery will be presenting self-portraits from a series started in 2018.  On New Year's Day, 2018, the artist set herself the challenge of working on a new self-portrait every day for the coming year.  This daily practice has resulted in a series of characteristically unflinching works. Similar, but infinitely various, these works offer a…

May 2019

03
May
Friday

Curator-led visit to Dorothea Tanning at Tate Modern

3 May 2019 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Tate Modern,

Dorothea Tanning, painter, sculptor, poet was a leading light of women in the surrealist movement. We will be gathering at the Tate Modern to join curator and scholar Alyce Mahon for an in-depth tour of this seminal exhibition. It brings together 100 works from her seven-decade career. Contributions: Patrons free, Friends £15, Visitors £25. RSVP@UKFriendsofNMWA.org Dorothea Tanning, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 1943. Tate. © DACS, 2019

16
May
Thursday

Women at Photo London

16 May 2019

Following the success of our 2018 tour of Photo London, we are again offering an outing to London's premiere photo event.  Join us this year as we tour with Tristan Lund, curator of the Discovery Section at the Fair, who will introduce some the world's upcoming photography galleries, with a special emphasis on women's photography. This fair has over 100 galleries and publishers.  Admission included in your contribution. Meeting place to be confirmed. Contribution: Patrons free, £15 Friends, £25 Visitors.…

June 2019

06
June
Thursday

Artist-led tour: Faith Ringgold at the Serpentine Gallery

6 June 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Serpentine Gallery, United Kingdom

Renewing our links with Faith Ringgold, whose work is in NMWA's collection and who was featured in NMWA's 2013 solo show American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s, we are honoured to be able to offer a tour of Faith Ringgold led by the 88-year old artist on 6 June at 2 pm (TBC).  The exhibition is a survey of her work over the last 50 years and first European survey of Ringgold's work. Ringgold (b. 1930, Harlem, New York)…

18
June
Tuesday

Mayfair Gallery Tour: Howardena Pindell and Deborah Roberts

18 June 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We will start at  Victoria Miro where gallery director Paula Sankoff will guide us through the Howardena Pindell exhibition. Pindell is a black American painter and mixed media artist who addresses the intersecting issues of racism, feminism, violence, slavery and exploitation.  An art curator, gallery owner and professor, Pindell was part of NMWA's 2017 exhibition, "Magnetic Fields".  The current show focuses on her recent works as well as her large scale spray paintings from the '70s. Then, we will visit the Stephen Friedman…

July 2019

11
July
Thursday

S/2 Gallery visit

11 July 2019 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us to explore the group show Where Were You at Night, a second in a trilogy of group shows at the S|2 gallery where a work of literature forms a conceptual framework for an exhibition and is accompanied by a new edition and reprinting of a story. The first group show, House of the Sleeping Beauties, took its title from a novella written by Japanese author Yasunari Kawabata.Where Were You at Night is titled after a collection of fourteen short stories written by…

18
July
Thursday

Lee Krasner at Barbican

18 July 2019 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Barbican Gallery,

It may be summer, but we can't let this fabulous retrospective go without a visit. If you are free on 18th July to join us for a wonderful visit to the Barbican with an introduction to the exhibition from the curator Eleanor Nairne please RSVP now. This event will proceed only if we get a minimum of 8 RSVPs. RSVP by 1 July to RSVP@UKFriendsof NMWA.org This exhibition celebrates the work and life of Lee Krasner (1908-1984) a pioneer of…

September 2019

12
September
Thursday

Women to Watch: Paper Work Vernissage

12 September 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sotheby’s Gallery,

Join us to celebrate the sixth Women to Watch programme, this year featuring female artists who focus on paper as a means of expression.    The Women to Watch exhibition series features emerging or underrepresented artists from the states and countries in which NMWA has outreach committees. From illustrative to sculptural, this year’s exhibition explores paper as an artistic medium and features worksby Sophie Auslander Bouvier; Mary Evans; Ludovica Gioscia; Charlotte McGowan-Griffin; and Abigail Reynolds. We open our UK exhibition of…

12
September
Thursday

Women to Watch: Dinner with Artists

12 September 2019 at 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Details TBC but save the date for a very special opportunity to meet the artists over dinner in a private home in South Kensington after the Vernissage at Sotheby's. This key note event for UK Friends of NMWA will help us to defray the costs of mounting the show, and sending the British artist selected by the National Museum of Women in the Arts to Washington DC in June 2020 to represent the UK at the US exhibition.   We thank…

13
September
Friday

Women to Watch: Paper Work — tour with curators

13 September 2019 at 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Start the day with UK Friends of NMWA and Women to Watch: Paper Work.  We open the exhibition with a guided walk-through of the exhibition with one of our curators.   Details TBC.  

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