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Our two Art Appreciation groups meet in Bromley Library’s small meeting room on the 4th floor. The original fortnightly group has been running on Wednesday mornings for 25 years and membership is closed. The monthly Tuesday afternoon group, which we started in 2018 to accommodate our waiting list, repeats material that the main group enjoyed. Each meeting consists of a presentation with large, projected images of paintings or other artworks followed by questions and discussion. Speakers are mainly group members who have researched a painter or style of painting, or perhaps visited art galleries in other countries.

We encourange all members to give at least one ten-minute talk although there is no obligaion to speak. Many members move on to do interesting in-depth research and to give longer presentations. We also invite the occasional outside expert to speak to us. We break for Christmas, Easter and summer holidays. Each ‘term’ we ask for a contribution to our room costs - usually £2 per scheduled meeting. The current schedules are set out below.

WEDNESDAY GROUP Meetings – starting at 10.30am and finishing before noon:

2nd May             Denis Page:             'Francis Bacon'
16th May
         Richard Hart            'Camille Pissaro in London'
6th June          Volunteers              'Ten-minute talks by members'
20th June        Video & discussion    'Manet, Wagner and Modernism in 1861'
4th July           Summer social event and art quiz

TUESDAY GROUP Meetings – starting at 2.15pm and finishing before 4 pm:

1st May          Graham Taylor:         'The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood'
5th June         Graham Taylor:         'Italian painting - Renaissance to Futurists'
3rd July          Graham Taylor:         'Old and new painting in Russia'

11th Sept       Graham Taylor:         'Painting by US artists from 1800 onward'


For more information email: bromleyu3a@btinternet.com