“...it is clear to see that the revival of Spencer House has been a triumph, no less than its restoration, and not only for the house itself, but for London at large. The city is so much the richer for it.”
Joseph Friedman, 2011.
This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the restoration of Spencer House. The State Rooms opened to the public in 1991 following an extensive restoration project which took ten years to complete. To celebrate the anniversary we have organised a series of events including the Benjamin West lectures series and the special display about the artist.
Display sheds new light on the “American Raphael”
Milkmaids in St James’s Park: Benjamin West at Spencer House
Until 29 January 2017
Our current exhibition showcases the work of Benjamin West, a central figure in the development of neo-classical painting. Central to the exhibition is West’s Milkmaids in St. James’s Park, Westminster Abbey Beyond (ca. 1801, oil on panel, Paul Mellon Fund), which is on special loan to the Rothschild Foundation from the Yale Center for British Art.
Evaporations: Milkmaids in St. James’s Park No More, a lecture by
Dr Lars Kokkonen, Assistant Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Yale Center for British Art
14 November at 6.30pm followed by drinks
State Rooms will be open to the public
Tickets £10.00 per person (plus £1 booking fee)
THIS LECTURE IS NOW SOLD OUT