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Art for all – the art of prints and printing

Framed painting of male and female to the right and front, a formal garden to the left and behind. A small child in the background plays in front of a wooden bench.


Art History Lecture Series
Friday 3rd February, Friday 10th February, Friday 24th February, Friday 3rd March, Friday 10th March
10.15am – 12.15pm
£6 per lecture or £25 for a series ticket
From the early mass-dissemination of biblical stories to highly prized limited edition art works, prints have been used to communicate ideas across the globe. The subtlety, variety and expressiveness of the print medium secured its enduring appeal as a form of individual expression long after more mechanical means of reproduction emerged. This series explores the history of the artist’s print, a subject that leaves lasting impressions to this day, and runs alongside Northampton Museum and Art Gallery’s exhibition showcasing the works of print-maker John McGowan.
Lectures will focus on an artwork from the museum’s art collection, providing either an exclusive chance to view it or highlighting works on display. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Booking is essential.

Books an art for all series ticket

Worth a thousand words: images and illustration in early printed books
Friday 3rd February
Artwork: Self Portrait of Albrecht Dürer    
Speaker: Dr Miriam Gill

Book a worth a thousand words ticket

Regarding reproductions: a journey through print
Friday 10th February
Artwork: Evening (detail), D. Caroline
Speaker: Dr Conny Bailey

Book a regarding reproductions ticket

Treasured time: calendars in art
Friday 24th February
Artwork: Shepherd’s Calendar - Peter Newcombe
Speaker: Dr Miriam Gill

Book a treasured time ticket

A sense of Place: John McGowan and John Piper
Friday 3rd March
Artwork: Spice Mill, Blisworth – John McGowan
Speaker: Dr Conny Bailey

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Armchair tourist: travel the world with prints
Friday 10th March
Artwork: tbc
Speaker: Dr. Miriam Gill

Book an armchair tourist ticket