Friday 20th July 2012
A study day due to coincide with the launch of the National Gallery’s exciting new summer exhibition, bringing together a group of specially commissioned works by artists, poets, choreographers and composers in response to three of Titian’s paintings – ‘Diana and Actaeon’, ‘The Death of Actaeon’ and ‘Diana and Callisto’ – all inspired by Ovid’s poem ‘Metamorphoses’.
We examine the history of Titian's seminal works, and discuss their influence on the artists, composers, poets and choreographers involved in this unique enterprise celebrating British artistic creativity, a collaboration between the National Gallery and the Royal Opera House as part of the Cultural Olympiad’s London 2012 Festival. We are delighted to be joined at lunch by an eminent guest - the dancer, teacher and choreographer Raymond Chai, who has worked as a ballet master to many of the leading dance companies all over the world.
Our study day includes an introductory lecture in the National Gallery conference rooms, a guided tour of the exhibition, and coffee/tea and biscuits. Lunch is not included in the price but is arranged for those who would like to join the group.
The date has in part been chosen for those who wish to avoid travelling in London during the Olympics, which begin on the 27th July
Priority Booking is open to Friends of Art History in Focus until April 28th (Friends of AHF can access online priority booking by logging into their account)
Please meet at the National Gallery Conference Rooms, situated in the Sainsbury Wing (on the first floor, next to the National Dining Room Restaurant), where refreshments will be served from 10.30. Our lecture will then take place at 11.00.
After lunch (optional) there will be a tour of the exhibition. Please meet at the Sainsbury Wing entrance by the information desk in the National Gallery at 2.15.
The tour will be led in small groups by Siân Walters and afterwards you can explore at leisure - Siân will be on hand to answer questions. The day will finish at about 3.30/4.00. The fee will be £39.50 per person and includes coffee/tea and biscuits, an introductory slide lecture and guided tour of the exhibition.
Please let us know if you would like to join us for lunch - there is a very reasonably-priced set menu at an Italian restaurant near the National Gallery with a choice of dishes, and payment can be made on the day.
Please let us know on the booking form if you have any food intolerances, allergies or dietary requirements.
Further Study Day Information
Location and Directions
We will meet at the the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN Tel: 020 7747 2885
To view a map of the gallery location click here
The nearest tube stations are Leicester Square and Charing Cross. If you are coming from Waterloo, you may wish to take the overland train from Waterloo East which brings you into Charing Cross railway station, which is a very efficient service. If you are coming by bus, click here for a list of bus routes.
If you would like to join us please fill in the online booking form. If you would prefer to send a booking form by post please download a copy here.
Once your booking has been accepted, we will notify you by email. Normally we will not need to send you any further information, so please just bring the study day details and email confirmation with you on the day, as well as a copy of your menu/drink choices if applicable. We regret we are unable to offer refunds on unused tickets, but tickets may be transferred to someone else for the event you have booked.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for booking this event.