Image & History: Art at the Landsdowne Club

Image & History: Art at the Landsdowne Club

Posted on behalf of The Arts Society

About the Talk:

The current art collection at the Lansdowne Club highlights the fascinating architectural, social and political history of Lansdowne House, now home to this private members’ Club.

The talk will examine the original floor plan as designed by the celebrated Scottish architect, Robert Adam and the changes made thereafter. This fully illustrated presentation will also highlight key works in the modern British art collection, demonstrating how current commissions and acquisitions can complement the heritage of this historic building. As former home to a past British Prime Minister, Lord Shelburne (1st Marquis of Lansdowne) and to Harry Gordon Selfridge, the department store magnate, Members will also be regaled with stories of intrigue and passion as reflected in the art collection.

Wine, tea and coffee will be available from 6.30 pm.

About the Speaker:

Pamela Campbell-Johnston has over 20 years of lecturing experience to undergraduates, adult groups, and to Friends and Patrons of the Royal Academy of Arts as part of the Adult Education Department's programme of events. Also conducted numerous guided tours and focused gallery talks on individual works of art. Specialises in British Domestic Architecture and Modern British Art. Over 12 years' experience at the Royal Academy. Work experience also undertaken at Bonhams, Art Loss Register, National Trust. Now a freelance art consultant and lecturer. Recently curated a collection for the Lansdowne Club.

Image credit:  Wellcome Collection gallery (2018-03-30): CC-BY-4.0 (not modified).

03 Jun 2019 at 7:00pm
until 03 Jun 2019 at 8:00pm
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
16-18 Queen Square

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