Westminster Quaker Meeting House and National Gallery
Coffee · Lecture · Lunch · Exhibition
15th November 2023
The corner of a mouth turns up, cheeks flush with colour, a hand gently raises – Frans Hals captures moments of 17th century life in his portraits while preserving the very vitality of his subjects. It is as though his portraits breathe. Hals presented a new style of portrait that showed sitters in a relaxed manner, often smiling and sometimes even bursting into laughter. One such example, The Laughing Cavalier (1624), will be on loan for the first-ever time from the Wallace Collection to join the first major Fran Hals retrospective in more than thirty years.
The lecture by Dr Richard Stemp will prepare you for the exhibition so that you can make the most of your time in the gallery and gain the greatest insight into the works. Please join us for lunch afterwards at a restaurant nearby.
Order of Events
10.30 Coffee at the Westminster Quaker Meeting House
11.00 Lecture for Artemisia Members at the Westminster Quaker Meeting House by Dr Richard Stemp
12.30 Lunch at nearby restaurant
14.00 Exhibition at National Gallery – Frans Hals
Lunch (2 courses, wine and coffee) £45.07Book
Please note you must purchase your own tickets to the exhibition from the National Gallery website. This allows you to choose the time you want to enter and to use any discounts or memberships you may have.
If you would like further information please email me on [email protected] or call 01379 871800.