Visit to Oriental Museum, Durham

2012-10-11T10:29:20+01:00October 11th, 2012|Art Appreciation|

Visit to Oriental Museum, Durham Thursday, 20th September,2012 By 11 o'clock, 29 of us had arrived at the Oriental Museum, Durham. While finishing our coffee in the foyer, Dr. Craig Barclay gave us a brief resume about the founding of the museum. We then moved off to the Marvels of China [...]

Durham Light Infantry Museum

2012-09-26T15:41:31+01:00September 26th, 2012|Art Appreciation|

Following our theme of north eastern artists and art about the north east we visited the DLI Museum to see an exhibition of John Cecil Stephenson's work entitled “Pioneer of Abstraction”. John Stephenson, 1889-1965, was one of the core modernists of the 1930s and is arguably the most important 20th century artist [...]

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Woodhorn Museum, Ashington

2012-09-26T15:39:43+01:00September 26th, 2012|Art Appreciation|

Fifteen U3A members visited Woodhorn Museum near Ashington in Northumberland on the 17th May. The main purpose of our visit was to view the permanent exhibition by a remarkable group of men-The Pitman Painters. The group, largely made up of coal miners, first came together in 1934 through the Workers Education Association. [...]

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