Teachers’ Events

Art & Identity: Race, Gender and Power

21 April 2022, 16.30 – 17.45 | Free
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Suitable for KS4&5 teachers

Please join us for a free online Teachers’ CPD Event on the theme of Art and Identity.

Why is art history relevant today and how can images from the past help us understand the present? In a session with Professor Jo Applin and art historian Tilly Scantlebury, we will look closely at figurative and abstract paintings to uncover hidden histories of race, gender and power by artists such as Frank Bowling, Howardena Pindell and Barkley L. Hendricks.

This event will also provide teachers with an opportunity to find out more about our free week-long online Year 12 Art History Summer University course which takes place between Monday 4 to Friday 8 July 2022.

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i Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017), Lawdy Mama, 1969, Oil and gold leaf on canvas, The Studio Museum in Harlem; gift of Stuart Liebman, in memory of Joseph B. Liebman

Experiment with Van Gogh

Mark making for personal expression

23 March 2022, 17.30 – 19.45 | Free
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This event is now fully booked. You can join our wait list via Book Now.

Including a visit to The Morgan Stanley Exhibition: Van Gogh. Self-Portraits with an introduction by curator Karen Serres, this event will explore mark making and expression. During the event there will be opportunities to

  • Visit the The Morgan Stanley Exhibition: Van Gogh. Self-Portraits where we will be joined by its curator Karen Serres
  • Look closely at Van Gogh’s remarkable mark making and explore how it can be used beyond self-portraiture
  • Share ideas and experiment with materials in activities devised by art historian Francesca Herrick and artist Nadine Mahoney
  • Discover our new Leon Kossoff Learning Centre
  • Find out more about our programme of gallery workshops and tours and our continuing online offer
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i Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat, September - October 1887, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)