Talks and Lectures
Every Tuesday, 10am to 11am
Free drop-in activity, Community Room
New to the area? Looking to make new friends? Our coffee and chat social sessions discuss a wide range of topics and have occasional invited speakers.
More Great Paintings
Wednesdays 22 January to 19 March, 2pm to 3.30pm (not 19 Feb)
£64 per person for 8 sessions. Advance booking only. Call 0845 606 5606 or visit the website, Community Room
Ned West-Sherring brings pictures alive in the second course of this engaging series of lectures, looking at a variety of different artworks from galleries around the world and in the Beaney collection, including Manet’s ‘The Execution of Maximilian’ which is visiting the Beaney.
Manet's 'The Execution of Maximilian' in context
Thursday 13 March, 6pm to 7pm
£6 per talk or £15 for three talks, Members £4 per talk, the Learning Lab
Dr Jon Kear, Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Art at the University of Kent, looks at the representation of martyrdom and history painting, and how Manet's 'indifference' to certain conventions of history painting created problems for understanding the picture.
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