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Events and Workshops

Tickets can be bought online or by calling 01206 322127

Curator’s Tour *FULLY BOOKED*
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:
A
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
9.30am-3.30pm (including registration times)
£15 for one day / £25 for two days / 25% commission on sales

Cash Prize: £250 
Runner-up: £100

Sponsored by Rountree Tryon Galleries Ltd.

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

The museum invites artists to celebrate the landscapes of Munnings and Constable by participating in 1 or 2 days of painting along the banks of the river Stour.

Download your copy of the Rules and Regulations and Joining Instructions. Further enquiries to bookings@munningsmuseum.org.uk or 01206 322127.

By purchasing a ticket you agree to abide by the Rules and Regulations.

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.