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SEIZED BY LOVE stories of romance

Thursday, 14 February – “Seized by Love”: Stories of romance from the Ipswich art collection An appropriately romantic presentation for Valentine’s Day from Emma Roodhouse, our Collections and Learning Curator (Art) 6.30pm for 7pm at Christchurch Mansion £6 for members, £8 for non-members, includes wine/soft drinks.

Auguste Rodin’s sculpture The Kiss is viewed as one of the iconic images of love. What other images of love, romance and passion can be found in the Ipswich art collections? Enjoy the chance to discover the story of a hunt for love in Greek mythology. Then find out where Cupid can be found in Christchurch Mansion. How was courtship depicted in nineteenth-century painting? Which Pre-Raphaelite sculpted a version of love, and wrote poetry on the subject? There could not be a more appropriate occasion than this Valentine’s evening to find out the answers, and to enjoy a visual delight rich in romance. 

When booking, please use a booking slip (p26 in the Friends’ recent newsletter), and enclose a cheque made out to “FoIM”. For confirmation, please provide your email address or enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. You can also pay by bank transfer to: Friends of the Ipswich Museums, Royal Bank of Scotland, Account Number 11557799, Sort Code 16-22-17. If you pay by this method please use your name as the reference and confirm your booking by emailingcontact@foim.org.uk For more information, email jattenborrow@hotmail.co.uk or send a stamped envelope to Jean Attenborrow, 3 Holly Road, Ipswich, Ipswich IP1 3QN

Earlier Event: December 8
100 Artworks by women