This seminar will be dedicated to Tomàs Harris (1908–1964). Harris was a MI5 spy, but also a painter of Spanish landscapes and a scholar of Spanish art. His outstanding collection of prints by Goya is now at the British Museum.
The lecture will take place in Seminar Room 3, UCL History of Art, 20 Gordon Square, London, 6–8pm. Works made or collected by Harris will be on display at UCL Art Museum on the afternoon on the lecture, 2–5:30pm.
Bird pectoral, Popayan, gold alloy, AD100-1600. Copyright the Trustees of the British Museum
We are pleased to announce a private Artes visit to the British Museum’s Beyond El Dorado exhibition on Thursday 20 February 2014. We shall be meeting at 8.20 am for a 8.30 am at the main front gates (the museum is not open to the public at this time). Curator Elisenda Vila Llonch has kindly agreed to give us an introduction to the exhibition.
Please contact Morlin if you would like to attend – morlin.ellis@Tiscali.co.uk. Members are very welcome to bring guests. There is no charge for members but we do ask for a £6 donation per person for guests.