Special Interest Day - Monday 27 April
'Can Art Change the world? Art with Something to Say'
by Valerie Woodgate
Our Special Interest Day will focus on artists who have used their art to communicate ideas, opinions and fears about their world and, in doing so, have told us a great deal about the period in which the works of art have been created. Artists as varied as Goya, Manet, Chagall, Picasso, Grayson Perry, Ai Weiwei and many others created powerful, exciting, moving and sometimes disturbing works of art dealing with a variety of political and social concerns.
The day will have three lectures -
* Lecture 1 - 10.00am - Sermons and sayings, and the many faces of poverty and racism
* Lecture 2 - 11.30am War and propaganda
* Soup & Sandwich Lunch - 12.30pm - included
* Lecture 3 - 1.30pm - The Cold War and the Nuclear Age, the environment, gender politics
Valerie Woodgate is an experienced Arts Society lecturer, who delivered the lecture on Salvador Dali last season. She is also a lecturer at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, and a former member of the teaching team at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Tickets for the day will be on sale on Monday, £40.
Please bring cash or a cheque for payment.
Limited number of places available - first come, first served.