The Passion of Christ in Art

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The Passion of Christ in Art

The Passion of Christ in Art

Dates: Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April 2022
Times: 18.00–20.00 BST
Location: Online (Zoom)
Tutor: Dr Richard Stemp

Description: From Palm Sunday until Easter, a week later, the story of Christ’s Passion is one of the most dramatic sequences of any religious narrative – and indeed, of any story, fact or fiction. Packed into the space of eight days from the Entry into Jerusalem, until the Resurrection, is a remarkable combination of devotion and betrayal, love, loss, defeat and death – followed by miraculous new life.

All of this is depicted in works of art that are part of the Wallace Collection’s breathtaking array of paintings, sculptures, manuscript cuttings, ivories and even jewellery. In this course, during Easter week, we’ll examine them all in detail. We’ll distinguish the different elements of the story, explore the ways in which each was interpreted, and discuss the wider implications for art and faith. You’ll also discover the intricacy and subtlety of a selection of the Wallace Collection’s smaller artworks through the use of high-resolution photography – an advantage of online learning being that no one will get in the way!


Please read the full course description here.


Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit

Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five-minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

Tickets are for both 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 one week only.


Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
12/04/2022 18:00 20:00

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Course (Standard) £35
Online Course (Concession) £32
Online Course (Member) £30
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