• Learn about the artistic heritage of Yorkshire and Lancashire, home to four of Britain’s most important 20th century artists: Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney and L S Lowry
• See works by Henry Moore in the open air at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
• Explore the Hepworth Wakefield, the Lowry, and the art galleries of Leeds and Manchester
Suzanne Fagence Cooper,
lecturer and historian who specialises in British art history
Tour assembles 1430 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds, for three nights. Afternoon visit to Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery. Evening introductory lecture.
Morning: orientation walking tour of Leeds and visit to Leeds Art Gallery followed by optional visit to the Henry Moore Institute (world recognised centre for the study of sculpture, with contemporary exhibitions). Afternoon excursion to the Hepworth Wakefield. Evening lecture: Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth – National Identity in 20th Century British Art.
Morning excursion to Yorkshire Sculpture Park (landscaped park including work by Hepworth and Moore). Afternoon: Saltaire (World Heritage Site). Evening lecture: Manchester – A Centre for Art.
Whole day excursion to Manchester: Manchester Art Gallery (featuring work by Gainsborough, the Pre-Raphaelites and Ford Madox Brown) followed by the Lowry (the largest public collection of the artist’s work in the world, including Coming from the Mill and Going to Work) and Salford Quays. Tour disperses 1730 at Leeds Railway Station, followed by hotel.
18 Jun — 21 Jun 2019
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Cost of £845 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £180.