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September 2017

Four Views of Russia: Church, Landscape, Country Life and Revolution

September 13, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 22 Friars Street
Sudbury, CO10 2AA United Kingdom
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Sold out: 13, 20 September Limited places: 27 September & 4 October In this series of talks Jenny Antill will explore four fascinating aspects of Russian culture using examples from Russian art, literature and theatre. Between Heaven and Earth traces the history and art of the Russian Church from its foundation in the 10th Century; Russian Roads explores artistic responses to the vast Russian landscape; A Month in the Country examines life on the Russian Country estate and at the…

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Loyd Grossman: Reinventing History in the Eighteenth Century

September 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a lecture with Loyd Grossman CBE FSA, broadcaster, author, gastronome and musician. This lecture has been organised by Suffolk Art Fund to support the Gainsborough's House development project.

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February 2018

The Pre-Raphaelite Dream

February 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

2 and 9 February 2018 10.30am - 12.30pm This course celebrates the art, ideas, and lives of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and other artists associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Young, rebellious and idealistic, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood turned their backs on the dull conventions and mawkish sentimentality of Victorian art and championed the traditions of medieval painting, the realistic depiction of nature, and subjects portraying poetry, modern life, and romantic love. Their work revolutionised the way…

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April 2018

Masterpieces of Thomas Gainsborough

April 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Framlingham College Framlingham, IP13 9EY + Google Map

Gainsborough’s House is delighted to invite you to the 1st of two special lectures, kindly given by John Sheeran in support of Reviving an Artist’s Birthplace: A National Centre for Gainsborough. John is a former Curator of Dulwich Picture Gallery, London and has organised exhibitions worldwide. He is well known in East Anglia for his inspirational art talks. A key purpose of his lectures is to encourage people to go and see the original paintings for themselves, so that they…

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June 2018

‘Cedric Morris and his Irises’ with Sarah Cook

June 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

To celebrate the generous gift of a large collection of works by Cedric Morris, we are delighted to welcome Sarah Cook who will be giving a lecture on Sir Cedric Morris and his irises. Sir Cedric Morris was a leading British iris breeder in the mid 20th century.  Not only are his irises stunning garden plants, but their names uncover a fascinating record of his friends, pets and other interests. Sarah Cook, Chelsea Flower Show exhibitor and past Head Gardener…

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