The Art of Learning From Art

Date of past event:

27th February 2018


Students, parents and teachers are attended the launch of the Foundation Schools Art Lecture Series, in partnership with the Dulwich Picture Gallery. This was the first event organised jointly by Dulwich Picture Gallery, Alleyn’s School, Dulwich College and JAGS for the benefit of all SSLP schools; it is hoped this will develop into three Art lectures a year.
At 6pm there was a unique opportunity to privately view the David Milne: Modern Painting exhibition, and then at 7pm guests listened to the Gallery’s principal curator, Peter Kerber, speak amidst the permanent collection on The Art of Learning from Art.  Peter focused on three questions: How is Art History relevant to careers in and outside the Arts?  What role can Art History play in helping us become the kind of person we aspire to be?  And How can the works of art at a museum like Dulwich Picture Gallery guide us as we try to answer the first two questions?
Dr Joseph Spence, Master of Dulwich College, and Jenny Scott, Director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery, opened the evening with an ‘in conversation’ centred on the importance of arts education and the role of the gallery.
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