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Leighton House is the only UK venue for this exceptional exhibition of over 100 British master drawings illustrating the broad evolution of draughtsmanship and the new appreciation for the art of drawing that emerged during the reign of Queen Victoria, from 1837 to 1901.Find out more »
A Patrons visit to the Drapers’ Hall, on Monday 22nd February starting at 10.30am and followed by lunch in a local venue of historic interest.Find out more »
An exclusive guided tour of the Russia and the Arts exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. The tour will be led by the curator of the exhibition, Dr Polly Blakesley.Find out more »
Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2016 take place in Regents Park from Wednesday October 5th to Sunday October 9th Members of the Friends of Leighton House have once again been invited to attend this event as VIP guests. Preview for both fairs is Wednesday October 5th.Find out more »
An exclusive Champagne Reception at Leighton House Museum Tuesday 1st November 6.30 to 9.00pm. The Trustees of the Friends of Leighton House have decided to break with the traditional form of the Leighton Dinner this year and to host an evening for all members and their guests in celebration of work past and present and to look to the future of the Museum. The evening coincides with the opening of the new exhibition featuring Leighton’s iconic painting Flaming June. As…Find out more »
An early morning guided tour of Two Temple Place London WC2R 2BD and then a visit to their current exhibition Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion. Starting at 9.30 am on Thursday 2nd February . The cost is £10 each. Two Temple Place reopens to the public in January 2017 with its sixth annual Winter Exhibition, Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion. Two Temple Place is a spectacular neo-Gothic mansion built by William Waldorf Astor in 1895 on Embankment London. In addition…Find out more »
A Friends only visit to Eton College to see the Verey Gallery , the Election Hall, the Library and Chapel. Starting at 1.30 pm on Wednesday 15th March 2017. The cost is £20 each with those who wish to join the trip making their own travel arrangements. This exclusive visit to Eton College has been arranged by two of our Trustees Sir David Verey and Lady Verey. The afternoon will start at 1.30pm with a tour of the current exhibition…Find out more »
Alma-Tadema in Vienna – An exclusive trip for the Friends of Leighton House. Monday 3rd –Tuesday 4th April 2017 We are planning an exclusive visit for the Friends of Leighton to Vienna to see the Alma-Tadema exhibition at the Belvedere before its arrival at Leighton House in July 2017. The exhibition has attracted over 90,000 visitors so far at the Fries Museum in the Netherlands and widespread critical acclaim. www.vrijeacademie.nl Member’s will make their own way to…Find out more »
A visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD, Wednesday 5th July at 11.00am to see their current exhibition Sargent The Watercolours.
The cost is £10 each and will include an introductory talk by Richard Ormond, Honorary President of the Friends and co-curator of the exhibition. Admission also includes entry to the permanent collection.
Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity (7 July – 29 October 2017) explores Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s fascination with the representation of domestic life in antiquity and how this interest related to his own domestic circumstances expressed through the two remarkable studio-houses that he created in St John’s Wood together with his wife Laura and daughters. Born in the north of the Netherlands, the exhibition traces his early training and move to London in 1870 where he established a hugely successful career…Find out more »