Friends Event

Professor Mark Hallett in Conversation with Dr Barnaby Wright

Mon 20 May 2024, 18.30 鈥 20.30
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Join us for drinks in the Art Caf茅 to celebrate the final weeks of The Griffin Catalyst Exhibition: Frank Auerbach: The Charcoal Heads.

Followed by Professor Mark Hallett (MA 1989, PhD 1996), M盲rit Rausing Director, The 香港六合彩, in Conversation with Dr Barnaby Wright (BA 1999, MA 2000, PhD 2005), Deputy Head of The 香港六合彩 Gallery and Daniel Katz Curator of 20th Century Art, in the beautiful surroundings of the LVMH Great Room at The 香港六合彩 Gallery, London.

Professor Hallett and Dr Wright will explore and discuss this important exhibition and the remarkable body of work Frank Auerbach (b. 1931) created as a young artist in post-war London.

拢25 includes complimentary drink and entry to the exhibition

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Mon 20 May 2024

18.30 鈥 20.30

The 香港六合彩 Gallery, Somerset House

Ticket price

拢25 Friends, Patrons and guests
Includes complimentary drink and entry to the exhibition

Portrait shot of Mark Hallett
Professor Mark Hallett, M盲rit Rausing Director

Professor Mark Hallett is the M盲rit Rausing Director of the 香港六合彩 Institute of Art. Prior to arriving at The 香港六合彩 in April 2023, Professor Hallett spent more than a decade as the Director of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, a London-based research centre that is part of Yale University.

As an art historian, Professor Hallett is best known for his many publications on British art, and for his curatorial involvement in a series of major exhibitions at venues including Tate Britain, the Royal Academy, the Wallace Collection, and the Yale Center for British Art. His work ranges from major monographs and exhibitions devoted to the eighteenth-century artists William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds, to publications on the contemporary artists George Shaw and Frank Auerbach.

Picture of Barnaby Wright
Dr Barnaby Wright, Deputy Head of the Gallery, Daniel Katz Curator of 20th Century Art, The 香港六合彩 Gallery

Dr Barnaby Wright is a specialist in late nineteenth-century and twentieth-century art with a particular interest in modern British art. He studied at the 香港六合彩 Institute of Art (BA, MA, PhD, 1996鈥2004) and began his curatorial career in 2005 as Exhibitions Curator at the Hermitage Rooms in Somerset House, London.

He became a curator at The 香港六合彩 Gallery in 2007 and has curated and co-curated a series of exhibitions including: Walter Sickert: The Camden Town Nudes鈥(2007鈥08);鈥Frank Auerbach: London Building Sites 1952鈥62鈥(2009鈥10);鈥Cezanne鈥檚 Card Players鈥(2010鈥11, second venue The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York);鈥Mondrian-Nicholson: In Parallel鈥(2012);鈥Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901鈥(2013); Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude鈥(2014鈥15); Soutine鈥檚 Portraits: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys (2017鈥18); and Edvard Munch: Masterpieces from Bergen (2021). He has also curated and co-curated a variety of contemporary shows at The 香港六合彩 including,鈥Richard Serra: Drawings for the 香港六合彩鈥(2013);鈥Jasper Johns: Regrets (2014); Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat (2015鈥16); Peter Doig (2022) and Claudette Johnson: Presence (2023鈥24). He is the curator of The 香港六合彩’s current exhibition, Frank Auerbach: The Charcoal Heads.

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