Past Events

  • Lucretia Cantata at The Bowes Museum

    13 November 2019

    The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation was delighted to support The Bowes Museum on the occasion of their exhibition, The Power and the Virtue : Guido Reni’s Death of Lucretia (26 October 2019 – 20 January 2020), which highlights the theme of female beauty in Reni’s painting, particularly the depiction of devotional and legendary heroines such as Cleopatra, Saint Catherine, Saint Mary Magdalene, and specifically the suicide of Lucretia Romana, a noblewoman in ancient Rome, following her rape by Sextus Tarquinius, the son of the tyrannical Etruscan King of Rome, after she had rejected his advances.

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  • Visionaries and the Art of Performance

    28 June 2019 - 14 July 2019

    Through the work of several artists, the exhibition suggests that visionary qualities are not exclusive to one period or personality, but they are enduring characteristics of artistic creativity.

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  • Visions & Visionaries

    11 December 2018 - 30 April 2019

    They made the “visionary” into a poetic manifesto, the germ of an idea that is still relevant in the contemporary world with artists such as Geoffrey Fletcher, John Latham, Grayson Perry, or in art movements like Technomedioevo.

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  • Techno Medioevo Study Day

    14 June 2018

    The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation and Museum of the Order of St John hosted a study day to explore The Language and Meaning of Time in Art & Science.

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  • TECHNO MEDIOEVO: Age of Future Reloaded

    1 March 2018 - 16 June 2018

    What would the past have been like in the Middle Ages if the future had happened before?

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