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October 2015 – January 2017

Collection Featured Talk Tea-time Talk
October 28, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Heart of the Holburne @ The Holburne Museum
The Heart of the Holburne: How the Collection has inspired new artwork Q&A led by Louise Campion in which Steve Hedley will reveal his creative thought process and discuss how the Museum’s permanent collection inspired his painting The Heart of...
Featured Talk Tea-time Talk
February 29, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Changing Lives through Art
To celebrate the first national Museum’s and Well-being Week (29 February – 6 March) this talk will showcase some of the inspiring creativity and well-being work taking place at the Holburne Museum and its partners, The American Museum in Britain...
Collection Talk Tea-time Talk
April 27, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Susini's Crouching Venus @ The Holburne Museum
Antonio Susini (active 1572-1624) Kneeling Woman, Bronze, about 1600, height 25cm.© The Holburne Museum Collection Highlight: Antonio Susini’s Crouching Venus, 1600 The extraordinary bronze Crouching Venus, cast by Renaissance sculptor Antonio Susini after a model by Giambologna, is one of...
Exhibition Talk Tea-time Talk
May 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Contrasting Impressionism @ The Holburne Museum
The essence of Impressionism, as shown in the exhibition, was a sense of atmosphere, a capturing of everyday life in the nineteenth century by artists who were considered outsiders. This talk examines the huge impact of the Impressionists by looking...
Exhibition Talk Tea-time Talk
July 13, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
George Stubbs and the Menageries @ The Holburne Museum
Caroline Grigson, author of the recently published and highly acclaimed Menagerie, the History of Exotic Animals in England will recount the stories of the various animals imported from overseas, both privately owned and in commercial menageries, which George Stubbs drew...
Collection Talk Tea-time Talk
October 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Portrait of Catherine Cussans @ The Holburne Museum
Collection in Focus: John Hoppner’s Portrait of Catherine Cussans Catherine Cussans was Sir William Holburne’s aunt. Influenced by Reynolds and Gainsborough and rival to Lawrence, John Hoppner was one of the most fashionable portrait painters in eighteenth-century England but is...
Collection Featured Talk Tea-time Talk
January 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Curator's Choice: The Mouth of Truth @ The Holburne Museum
How do you cheat a lie detector? Especially a magical flesh-eating one made by the most revered poet of Ancient Rome? Come and find out in this talk exploring one of the museum’s charming Italian Baroque cabinet paintings. Michele Rocca’s...