The Romantic Tradition—and Hullby Emma Crichton-Miller / December 14, 2016 / Leave a comment
Published in January 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine
Various venues in Hull
In 2017, Hull is put in the cultural spotlight. The excellent Ferens Art Gallery, founded in 1927, will reopen after a £4.5m refurbishment with a new display of its permanent collection, including the newly acquired Siennese masterpiece, Pietro Lorenzetti’s Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter (c1320). A series of temporary exhibitions opens with a display of five of Francis Bacon’s Screaming Popes (21st January to 1st May). Meanwhile the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull hosts the British Museum’s Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now.
The Lightbox, Woking, 28th January to 26th March; London Art Fair, 18th to 22nd January
The Lightbox, Woking’s public art gallery, is 10 this year. Its jewel is the Ingram Collection, one of Europe’s most significant collections of Modern British Art. A representative selection of works can be seen at the London Art Fair, in the special exhibition, Ten Years: A Century. The gallery will hold a centenary show for John Minton, placing his poetic works in the context of his contemporaries.