Bury St Edmunds: Mary Beale Exhibition at Moyse’s Hall and Tour of the Guildhall

Wednesday 17 November 2021, (day; Event 212)

Mary Beale was the most significant British female portrait painter of the seventeenth century.  Moyse’s Hall is celebrating its collection of her portraits, one of the largest of any public institution in the country, with the addition of portraits from elsewhere and the only surviving account book kept by her husband who, unusually for the conventions of the times, was her business manager.  Art Friends Cambridgeshire has made a grant to enable this to be lent to the exhibition by the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

A light lunch will be followed by a visit to Bury’s medieval Guildhall, where a guide will introduce us to one of the most important civic buildings of medieval England.

  • In aid of: Art Friends Cambridgeshire Grant Fund
  • Transport: own. Detailed instructions with ticket.
  • Start time and meeting point: 11.00 am at Moyse’s Hall, IP33 1DX
  • Tickets: Members £40, non-members £45, includes morning coffee and light lunch
  • Allocation date and payment: Monday, 25 October 2021, 12 noon. You will be notified whether or not your application has been successful and if so, will then be sent instructions on how to pay.
  • Priority will be given to members of Art Friends Cambridgeshire

To apply for a place or to contact the Organiser, please click here.