ART & ABOUT - SUMMER 2018
Artists in Dedham: The Munnings Art Museum and Constable Country
Thursday 7 June 9.30am-6.00pm
Join us for a visit to the pretty Suffolk village of Dedham to explore the life and work of two very different artists. In the morning we will enjoy a curator led tour of the Munnings Museum, the former home of the artist Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959). Munnings is primarily known as one of England's finest horse painters and an outspoken critic of modernism. However, his oeuvre was inevitably more complex and broad ranging than his reputation suggests. After lunch at the museum, we will take an afternoon walk through Constable Country, following the path from Dedham along the picturesque River Stour to Flatford, a landscape made famous by the great romantic artist John Constable (1776-1837). Arriving at Flatford, a local guide will point out some of the views found in Constable's most famous paintings and explain how important the local landscape helped to shape his art.
Cost: £80 including minibus travel from Trumpington Park and Ride, entrance and private tours of the Munnings Museum and Flatford Mill, lunch and morning coffee.
Meet at Trumpington Park and Ride at 9.15 for 9.30 departure. Return 6.00pm latest. Please note that the walk along the River Stour is just over a mile.