8 august, 2018
Free lunchtime presentations at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Join Manager of Collections and Exhibitions John Leroux each month for an exciting, intimate, and fast-paced look at artworks on display. Designed to comfortably fit in your lunch break, these short presentations on artistic treasures are open to everyone. See what these artworks say, and how they connect us with the world – how’s that for “food for thought”?
In August: From Stone to Surgery: Barbara Hepworth in the O.R.
Famous for her organic abstract sculptures, finding marble in short supply at the end of the 1940s, British artist Barbara Hepworth took her sketchpad into a hospital operating room. One of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s often overlooked modern masterpieces is a dramatic painting by the artist that channels faith in medicine through a scene of compassion, virtue, delicacy and simple heroics.
Time: 12:15 PM