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Thursday 21 June 2018
A MasterPiece a Week
I developed this set up years ago, but many of you have asked for me to repeat this format with different works of art. So here they are, as chosen by you!
31/10/17: Sistine Chapel ceiling, Michelangelo, 1508-12, Vatican, Rome
7/11/17: Christ driving the moneychangers from the temple, El Greco, 1600, National Gallery, London
14/11/17: Portrait of Madame de Pompadour at her Tambour Frame, Drouais, 1763-1764, National Gallery, London
21/11/17: Religious Procession in Kursk Province, Ilya Repin, 1880–83, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
28/11/17: The Harlequin's Carnival, Joan Miró, 1924-25, Albright–Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
5/12/17: Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, Frida Kahlo, 1940, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA
12/12/17: The Rosetta Vase, Grayson Perry, 2011, British Museum, London
Orleans House Gallery
£15 per session; Richmond Card price: £13.50
coffee and tea included
Please book on the Orleans House Gallery website
delivered by Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff
After School Art Clubs
Exciting weekly workshops offer budding young artists the opportunity to explore a broad range of artistic media and practice with our experienced gallery artists. Each term brings a varied selection of projects which are explored in group sizes of no more than sixteen, allowing participants to try more messy and adventurous media than may be possible at school.
Often taking inspiration from Gallery exhibitions or the work of other artists, our Art Club members benefit from being given creative opportunities in a relaxing and inspiring environment.
Octagon Club is our weekly art club for young people with disabilities and additional needs aged 11 to 17. The club meets in the Coach House at Orleans House Gallery.
Richmond’s history is not just about kings and queens living in royal palaces. What was it like to be poor and destitute? What help was there and on what terms? Come and find out what life was like for Richmond’s poorest residents at the Museum of Richmond’s Poverty exhibition.
Behind the handsome Georgian façade, the Richmond Workhouse, and many others, divided families and expected inmates to complete often hard and monotonous tasks.
Older residents may have been helped by the numerous almshouses of Richmond. However, a set of strict rules, on display in the exhibition, shows how regimented life in the almshouses were.
The exhibition displays the 1886 Richmond Union Workhouse Plan for the first time at the Museum.
Alongside the almshouses and workhouses, the exhibition looks at the individuals and charities who worked to alleviate the suffering of the poor. Richmond’s continued philanthropic spirit is highlighted through the charities which continue to offer support today.
This timely and relevant exhibition exploring poverty and homelessness will engage visitors with a different side of Richmond’s history. It also brings these issues up to date in relation to the charities that call Richmond home today.
The exhibition has been supported by The Richmond Parish Lands Charity, the Richmond Charities, Barnes Workhouse Fund and a number of generous individual donations.
Museum of Richmond event