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11 January 2018Modigliani Exhibition, Tate Modern, London
07 October 2017OVERSEAS TOUR to Puglia and the Beautiful Heel of Italy
18 July 2017VISIT to Beaulieu Palace House, Hampshire
23 June 2017VISIT to Canterbury Cathedral, Kent
11 May 2017VISIT to Arundel Castle
18 April 2017VISIT to Dorney Court and Savill Gardens, Windsor
16 March 2017VISIT to Greenwich, London
12 January 2017Picasso Portraits - National Portrait Gallery
02 September 2016VISIT to The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Storms, War and Shipwrecks: Treasures from the Sicilian Seas
22 July 2016VISIT to Waddesdon Manor
13 June 2016VISIT to The Vyne and Sandham Memorial Chapel, Hampshire at National Trust properties.
17 May 2016VISIT to Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
28 April 2016VISIT to Chenies Manor House and Gardens, Buckinghamshire
15 March 2016VISIT to Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London Heritage Gallery and Roman Amphitheatre
15 January 2016GUIDED TOUR of Westminster Abbey
05 October 2015OVERSEAS TOUR to Spain
09 July 2015VISIT to Osborne House, Isle of Wight
11 June 2015VISIT to Rochester and Restoration House
14 May 2015VISIT to Basildon Park, Berkshire
16 April 2015VISIT to Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey
18 March 2015VISIT to the Victoria and Albert Museum for a private tour and talk - "Interiors"
30 January 2015VISIT to The Royal Academy for a private lecture (am) and ticketed entrance to the exhibition (pm). Sensation and Sensuality: Rubens and his Legacy.
15 September 2014VISIT to Firle Place and Lewes, East Sussex
11 July 2014VISIT to The Historic Dockyard, Chatham
11 June 2014VISIT to Nuffield Place and Mapledurham House
12 May 2014TOUR to Dublin
08 April 2014VISIT to Farley Farm House, East Sussex and Tunbridge Wells
16 January 2014VISIT to St Paul's Cathedral, London
30 September 2013TOUR to Tuscany and Umbria, Italy
17 July 2013VISIT to Belmont Faversham and Whitstable Kent
19 June 2013VISIT to Winchester Cathedral and Hinton Ampner
21 May 2013VISIT to Ickworth Suffolk and Lavenham Village
17 April 2013VISIT April in Paris!
15 March 2013VISIT to the Order of St John Clerkenwell and Lord Astor’s House Temple Place
01 January 2013VISIT to a London Gallery with lecture

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Modigliani Exhibition, Tate Modern, London
Thursday 11 January 2018

The Tate Modern needs no introduction! In November 2017 the most comprehensive Modigliani exhibition ever held in the UK will open.

Amedeo Modigliani was born in Italy and settled in Paris in 1906.  He very quickly became part of the artistic revolution in Paris at that time and inspired by the art of Toulouse-Lautrec, Cezanne, and Picasso,  together with Greek, Egyptian, African, Asian and early Renaissance influences, developed his own very individual style.   The only solo exhibition in his lifetime – at Berte Weill’s Paris gallery in 1917 – was raided by police on the grounds of indecency.   In spite of, or perhaps because of his great talent, his life was tragic and he died, destitute at the age of 35.

We will meet in the Cafe next to the Auditorium and will have a one hour lecture on Modigliani, his life and works, followed by timed tickets to the Exhibition.  In addition there is much to see in this iconic building. The new 65 meter high 10 storey building with panoramic views over London known as the Switch House is well worth a visit.  In some circles it is considered the UK’s most important new cultural building since the British Library.   There is a large variety of cafes and restaurants to suit most tastes.

Tickets for this visit will be on sale from 9.30am at the October and November Lecture Meetings   

Visit co-ordinator:  Fiona Moir  020 8681 3010