Art History: Exploring the Art Collection at Leicester Museum and Art Gallery

1pm - 3pm

  • Venue Attenborough Arts Centre
  • Price £60 / £50
  • Event type Creative Courses
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Leicester Museum and Art Gallery on New Walk holds a magnificent range of art, including paintings from the early Renaissance to the present day and outstanding collections such as the Picasso ceramics and internationally important German Expressionist works.

This course explores these local and accessible treasures and practices looking together. The introductory and concluding sessions at the Attenborough Arts Centre review the collections and their history, in the context of the National Gallery bicentenary which will see Renoir’s Umbrellas ‘on loan’ from London. The three central sessions of this five week course on 12, 19 and 26 June 2024 will be taught in the galleries of Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, engaging directly with the works of art. Participants will meet in the cafe area of the museum just before 1pm for these three sessions, not at Attenborough Arts Centre.

This is a seminar-style course which combines information sharing, group discussion and debate and the close study of individual works and related historical sources and academic writings.

Further Information:

The course will run on Wednesday afternoons, 1-3pm, for five weeks, starting on Wednesday 5 June and ending on 3 July 2024.

Participants must be aged 18+.

We aim to make all our sessions as accessible as possible and carers/PAs are very welcome – just remember to book their free place when you book your session. If you'd like to talk to us in advance of booking or attending your sessions to discuss your access needs, our Box Office team is here to help! Email, pop in or call 0116 252 2455, open 7 days a week.

We have four blue badge parking spaces outside Attenborough Arts Centre, plus double yellow line roadside parking very close to the building for blue badge holders for up to three hours if our parking spaces are occupied.

Free parking for all customers is available after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in the University of Leicester car park next door to Attenborough Arts Centre on Lancaster Road. The closest public car park for parking at all other times is Victoria Park, 5-10 minutes walk from us. 

Please ensure that you agree to our updated Terms & Conditions before booking as courses/workshops are non-refundable in some circumstances.