Sitters, Symbols and Status: Dogs in Art

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Sitters, Symbols and Status: Dogs in Art

Sitters, Symbols and Status: Dogs in Art
Dates Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 April 2023
Times 14.00–16.00 BST
Location Online (Zoom Webinar)
Speaker Clare Ford-Wille

Since antiquity, dogs have enjoyed an enduring presence in paintings, sculptures, tapestries and architecture. But what meanings might their inclusion bring to an artwork? They appear in many guises – as symbols of fidelity, working dogs, companions and playthings. Their status can vary too, from sizeable animals playing a key role, to small but amusing details.  

To accompany our new exhibition, Portraits of Dogs: From Gainsborough to Hockney, discover both the traditional and unexpected ways in which artists have portrayed dogs in order to convey messages to the viewer.  

Read the full course description here. 

Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five-minute break and Q&A session with the tutor. Tickets are for all dates of this course. Ticketholders will be emailed the Zoom link, Webinar ID and Passcode 24 hours in advance of the first course session, which should be retained for accessing both sessions.  

Course Recording: This course will be recorded. Within 48 hours of each course session, ticket holders will be emailed a link to view the recording, which will be available for two weeks.  


Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
25/04/2023 14:00 16:00

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Course (Standard) £40
Online Course (Concession) £37
Online Course (Members) £35
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