Getting To Know Our Charity Partners – An Afternoon Visit To The OKMT Music School, Supported by The ArtSocial Foundation
May
11
3:00 PM15:00

Getting To Know Our Charity Partners – An Afternoon Visit To The OKMT Music School, Supported by The ArtSocial Foundation

We saw the wonderful work that the Otakar Kraus Music Trust school does for children with special needs, and met the founder, teachers and students. We had tea with the founder, a tour of the music studio - where some of the students performed a few pieces for us - and saw the difference our contribution makes to the lives of those we help. 

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Evening Lecture - ‘Question of Truth: An introduction to the Most Important British Figurative Painters of the Last Century’
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Evening Lecture - ‘Question of Truth: An introduction to the Most Important British Figurative Painters of the Last Century’

Prior to our tour of  ‘All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life’ at Tate Britain, we had an insightful introduction into the practices of the most beloved British figurative painters Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud by our guest lecturer Lizzie Perrotte.

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Evening Lecture: The Story of French Opera
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Evening Lecture: The Story of French Opera

Following the success of our lecture last autumn on Italian opera, we continued to explore the history of this art form with a lecture on French Opera - one of Europe’s most important operatic traditions. Our guest lecturer Patrick Bade took us on a journey through the centuries of French opera traditions, voices, opera houses and stories.

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Breakfast and a Specialist-led Tour - ‘All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life’
Mar
6
9:15 AM09:15

Breakfast and a Specialist-led Tour - ‘All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life’

We had breakfast and a private tour, led by Lizzie Perrotte, of the fascinating show that celebrates the painters in Britain who strove to represent human figures, their relationships and surroundings in the most intimate of ways. The exhibition includes works by Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon, alongside rarely seen works from their contemporaries Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego.

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Evening Social: 24 Sèvres
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Evening Social: 24 Sèvres

 ArtSocial and 24 Sèvres prepared a very special evening in the form of an exclusive event at the National Portrait Gallery. Guests had the opportunity to view 'Cézanne Portraits' exhibition before it closed, followed by a hands-on tailor-made painting workshop with a professional artist and expert. The evening concluded with cocktails and a shopping experience at the top of the National Portrait Gallery.

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Afternoon at Tate Modern: 'Modigliani' Tour
Jan
24
1:30 PM13:30

Afternoon at Tate Modern: 'Modigliani' Tour

We spent the afternoon at Tate Modern where, together with curator Nancy Ireson, we explored the comprehensive retrospective of Modigliani’s work. During his brief and turbulent life Modigliani developed a unique and instantly recognisable pictorial style. Though meeting little success during their time, his emotionally intense portraits and seductive nudes are now among the best-loved paintings of the 20th century.

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First Night of Sovremennik Theatre in London
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

First Night of Sovremennik Theatre in London

Early May 2017 presented us with a unique opportunity to spend an evening with Sovremennik - one of Russia's most notable theatres, known for its staging of intense psychological dramas and classic plays. After the performance our members joined the cast for an after-party at Mayfair Hotel. 

Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman St, London W1D 7DY

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Private tour of Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection at Tate Modern
Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

Private tour of Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection at Tate Modern

The first event in the Photography in Focus series this year was the tour of the exhibition of Elton John's private collection with Tate senior curator Simon Baker. We had a chance to get the most comprehensive overview of photography of the 20th century including iconic works of over 70 modernist artists all in one space.

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Breakfast with the Director and a private tour of 'Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s' exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery
Oct
27
10:30 PM22:30

Breakfast with the Director and a private tour of 'Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s' exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery

Following the buzz of Frieze we gathered for an informal morning at The Photographers Gallery - the largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography. We enjoyed a breakfast at the Gallery’s cafe hosted by the Director and the Chairman and enjoyed a curator-led tour of "Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s" exhibition.

 

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Frieze 2016 tour
Oct
6
12:30 PM12:30

Frieze 2016 tour

On the first day of Frieze London 2016 our members enjoyed a tour of the fair with Sarah Bourghardt, Associate Director of Blain Southern Gallery. On this tour we specifically focused on exploring the works of 2016 Turner Prize Nominees presented at the Fair. 

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