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Events and Workshops

Tickets can be bought online or by calling 01206 322127

Curator’s Tour
Wednesday 7th June
11am – 12.30pm
£12
Booking essential

Exclusive out-of-hours tour of the museum with Curatorial Associate Marcia Whiting. Learn more about Sir Alfred Munnings, man and artist.

River Ramble
Wednesday 7th June
1pm – 5pm
£16
Booking essential


In partnership with the National Trust at Flatford

Walk starts at Flatford (car parking fee payable).

Guided walk along the river Stour to Dedham taking in the views where both Munnings and John Constable painted. Then, on to The Munnings Art Museum for tea and cake and a look at new exhibition Munnings and the River and other displays.

Please wear suitable shoes and clothing for field walking.

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Director’s Tour
Saturday 17th June
11am – 12.30pm
£12
Booking essential


Exclusive out-of-hours tour of the museum with Director, Jenny Hand.

Painting Horses from Life with Jim Power
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June
9.30am – 4pm
£150
Lunches, tea and coffee included
Booking essential


Improve your equestrian painting with support and advice from Jim Power, Society of Equestrian Artists. Work with live models in the grounds of the museum.

Some experience necessary.

Please call the office on 01206 322127 (option 4) or email bookings@munningsmuseum.org.uk for more details and to book a place.

Busking Spots for Musicians
Sundays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th July 12pm onwards


The museum is offering music makers a space in the garden to entertain summer visitors. Weather permitting. Please contact the museum office for details on 01206 322127 or bookings@munningsmuseum.org.uk

Busking
Sunday 2nd July
12pm onwards
FREE – donations welcome

Bluegrass tunes from The One Tree Hillbillies

Curator’s Talk: Munnings and the Horse
Wednesday 5th July
Coffee served  from 11.30am, talk 12pm – 1pm
£8
Booking essential


Bill Teatheredge talks about Munnings’ approaches to capturing the equine form through drawing to finished canvas.

Curator’s Tour
Wednesday 12th July
11am – 12.30pm
£12
Booking essential


Exclusive out-of-hours tour of the museum with a member of curatorial staff.

Art in the Garden (families)
Thursday 27th and Friday 28th July
10am – 3.30pm (1.5 hr timed slots)
£5 per participant
Booking advised


Led by Valerie Osment, artist and educator

The museum is launching its Art in the Garden Activity Book with drawing, writing and imaginative activities in the museum grounds.

Artist’s Walk and Talk
Saturday 12th August
11.30am – 1pm
£6
Booking essential


With Martin Walton, an abstract artist whose work is featured in Munnings and the River.

Martin’s early influences were the East Anglian landscape artists including Munnings and Edward Seago. He says “painting is not about words but that indefinable relationship between the artist and the canvas.” Join Martin for a stroll through the museum and a discussion about pictures from a painter’s point of view.

Curator’s Tour
Wednesday 16th August
11am – 12.30pm
£12
Booking essential


Exclusive out-of-hours tour of the museum with a member of curatorial staff.

History of Art in Suffolk:
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Short Course at Flatford Mill Field Studies Centre
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September
£262-£342 (depending on accommodation if required)
Book online at www.field-studies-council.org


Led by Dr Bill Teatheredge

Learn about the history of art in and around Suffolk through stimulating lectures, tours and site visits providing an insight into the work of Sir Alfred Munnings, Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable. Includes exclusive out-of-hours tour of The Munnings Art Museum.

Bill Teatheredge currently works as Curatorial Associate at The Munnings Art Museum  having obtained a PhD in Art History at  Essex University.

Spirit of the Stour: Plein Air Paint Out
Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September
10am-3pm (plus registration times)
£15 for one day / £25 for two days / 25% commission on sales

Sponsored by Rountree Tryon Galleries Ltd.

Special guest, Richard Allen, Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016.

Follow in the footsteps of Sir Alfred Munnings and John Constable with a festival of painting along the banks of the river Stour. Two days of painting followed by a reception, prize giving and art sale on Sunday 10th September from 12pm.

Poetry Recital
Friday 8th September
6.30pm, readings from 7pm
£6 includes glass of wine

Sponsored by Rountree Tryon Galleries Ltd.

Hosted by Dr Tim Gardiner, The Munnings Art Museum’s poet in residence 2017.

River Ramble
Saturday 9th September
1pm – 5pm
£16
Booking essential

In partnership with the National Trust at Flatford

Walk starts at Flatford (car parking fee payable).

Guided walk along the river Stour to Dedham, with an opportunity to see the plein air painting festival artists at work. Then, on to The Munnings Art Museum for tea and cake and a look at new exhibition Munnings and the River and other displays.

Please wear suitable shoes and clothing for field walking.

Spirit of the Stour: Reception and Art Sale
Sunday 10th September
12pm onwards, prize-giving 1pm
FREE ENTRY

Sponsored by Rountree Tryon Galleries Ltd.

Special guest, Richard Allen, Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016

The two day plein air paint out culminates in this reception and prize-giving with an opportunity to buy works from the participating artists.

Curator’s Tour
Wednesday 13th September
11am – 12.30pm
£12
Booking essential

Exclusive out-of-hours tour of the museum with a member of curatorial staff.

Poetic Pictures: Writing Workshop (adults)
Saturday 16th September
10am – 2pm
£35
Booking essential

Led by Dr Tim Gardiner, ecologist, poet and children’s author and the museum’s poet in residence 2017.

Learn how to write short poems (1-5 lines) inspired by the landscape art of Sir Alfred Munnings.

All abilities.

Curator’s Talk: Munnings and the River
Wednesday 27th September
Coffee served from 11.30am, talk 12pm – 1pm
£8
Booking essential


Exhibition curator Marcia Whiting talks about Munnings’ artistic and literary responses to the river, a subject for which he held an affinity throughout his life. Opportunity to view the exhibition.

Munnings Birthday Lecture: Ripley
Saturday 7th October
Coffee served from 11.15am, lecture from 12pm
£12
Booking essential

As a fine art photographer and artist, Ripley creates large-scale and anatomically precise portraits of horses. Learn more about his working methods in this inaugural Birthday lecture.

Storytelling: Tim’s Insect Adventures (ages 4-8)
Wednesday 25th October
10.30am
£5
Booking advised


Led by Dr Tim Gardiner, ecologist, poet and children’s author and the museum’s poet in residence 2017.

Learn more about the wonderful world of insects with fun and interactive readings from Tim’s children’s books, activities, and a bug hunt around the museum grounds.