Art Fund

Learn about Leonardo da Vinci and raise money for the Art Fund

Leonardo da Vinci is the star draw at the National Gallery at the moment, but there’s a chance to find out more about him in the Midlands – and raise money at the same time.
On January 25, the Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, Martin Clayton, will deliver an Art Fund lecture linked to the exhibition Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration, which is on from this month at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

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Join Art Fund event in Lord Leycester Hospital

AN ORGANISATION which raises funds to help out galleries is holding a cultural evening in a lovely historical setting in July.
The Art Fund is having its summer evening at the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick on July 20. On arrival, visitors will have wine and canapés in the courtyard of the 14th century timber-framed building which in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I housed old warriors, and is now an independent charity housing ex-servicemen.

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Art Fund visit to Princethorpe College’s Victorian Gothic splendours

The amazing Victorian Gothic architecture of Princethorpe College will be on show for a visit by the Art Fund on Thursday, February 24.
The tower and church of Our Lady of the Angels, designed by Peter Paul Pugin and completed in 1901, will be the focus of the visit which will be guided by former deputy head Margaret-Louise O’Keeffe.

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Art Fund lecture focuses on 17th century court painters

The paintings of court artists Anthony Van Dyck (whose triple portrait of King Charles I is above) and Diego Velazquez will be discussed in an Art Fund lecture, illustrated with slides, by member, Margaret-Louise O’Keeffe, at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum on Thursday, January 27 from 5.30-7.30pm.
Both artists were born in 1599 and helped immortalise the courts of Spain and England respectively. The talk is open to members of the Art Fund and anyone else interested, who can contact David Page on 01564 773825 for tickets which cost £12 including a glass of wine on arrival.

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