Date: Thursday 27 February 2020
Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BA
Time: Doors open at 7pm. Talks start at 7.30pm and last for approximately an hour.
Cost: Friends of Swindon MAG £6, General Admission £8
Friends Talk - Howard’s Way: The Paintings of Charles Houghton Howard & Post War Abstract Painting with Professor David Manley.
Professor David Manley will give an insight into his research into Charles Howard and his paintings. This is with particular reference to his work in the Swindon collection and the development of British abstraction between, and especially after WW2. Howard occupies a unique place in this history straddling the Atlantic Ocean, seen as an American in the UK but as an emigre in the USA. He is equally oddly situated between the Surrealist tradition and a kind of English Romanticism that suggests he may well be far more important as a painter than he has, at least, until recently been credited with on either side of the ‘pond’.
Friends of Swindon MAG talks take place at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.
Tickets can be bought online, by calling 01793 466556 or in person at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.