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Alice Neel at Barbican

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26 April 2023, 10 am

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UK Friends of NMWA has arranged a  special private talk with Eleanor Nairne, curator of the acclaimed exhibition, Alice Neel: Hot Off the Griddle at the Barbican Centre. Following on the heels of the successful retrospectives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Centre Pompidou, this is the first UK institutional survey in 13 years.

Never one to engage in flattering portraiture, “you had to be game to be painted by Alice Neel”. (The Guardian) She painted her family, lovers and neighbours in Spanish Harlem – including the wealthy, and the regular working person.  And she painted herself as she aged, in the same unafraid fashion. This show explores who she painted and why.

We will meet on the ground floor before proceeding to meet Ms. Nairne.

Tickets included.

Cost: Patrons* -£20; Friends – £30; Visitors -£40.
* Patrons may bring a plus one at £20 per person.

Image credit: Alice Neel, Benny and Mary Ellen Andrews, from the estate of Alice Neel, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, gift of Agnes Gund, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Arnold A. Saltzman Fund, Larry Aldrich Foundation Fund (by exchange), 1988 Ascession Number 27, 1988 ©The Estate of Alice Neel.

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Tuesday, 26 April 2023: 10:00 am