Tag Archives: “art history”

Paolozzi and Pop

We are lucky enough to be based just around the corner from the fantastic Whitechapel Gallery, who are currently hosting a fabulous exhibition by Eduardo Paolozzi the ‘godfather of pop’. Earlier this year his famous mosaics at Tottenham Court Road … Continue reading

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Animals and nature display

To coincide with the current exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, ‘Making Nature: How We See Animals’, we have collated a display of animal themed books in Aldgate Library. It includes books on artists and illustrators who depict animals or use … Continue reading

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Water For Life display

February is spotlight on water in London Met’s environment sustainability action areas, to help promote this we have put together a display of some water themed books from Aldgate library’s collection. From paintings by Turner, Whistler or Hockney or the iconic … Continue reading

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Map it Out

To coincide with the current exhibition at the British Library ‘Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line’, we have put together a display of some of our map related books in Aldgate Library. Maps have long been a source … Continue reading

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The Architecture Programme at the RA

The Royal Academy hosts talks, performances, exhibitions and debates about architecture’s relationship with film, history, art , gender and more. See the new programme of events for February – April here, including talks on concrete fetishes and everyday modernism. If you … Continue reading

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Government Art Collection

Did you know the UK Government own a collection of art? The role of the collection is ‘to promote British art while contributing to cultural diplomacy’, and pieces are selected to be displayed in government buildings in the UK (including … Continue reading

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War Artists

As Remembrance day approaches, and the Paul Nash exhibition at Tate Britain opens, we can consider the role artists take in war time. War artists depict aspects of war through art, exploring aspects of violence and social changes, often not … Continue reading

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Photomonth

Photomonth is a festival of photography across East London during October and November. Exhibitions and events take place at a variety of galleries and venues across the area, celebrating the diversity of contemporary photography. The Cass staff and alumni  have … Continue reading

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Art For Change

‘Protest art is avowedly activist, seeking to achieve a tangible political impact by mobilizing opinion against a powerful adversary. Protest art turns state propaganda on its head, creating a subversive counter to official iconography.’ (taken from 100 ideas that changed Art via Credo Reference on The … Continue reading

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Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) at University for the Creative Arts

  The Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has released over 1300 newly researched records of old master paintings. The 1,306 paintings, which come from four of the UK’s most important regional collections, … Continue reading

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