The Image of Motherhood


Sunday 26 March | 11am - 12.30pm | Tate Britain


The cult of motherhood has been celebrated for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians worshipped the mother goddess Isis; the Greeks and Romans venerated the mother of the gods Cybele; the Early Christian's honoured the Virgin Mary. Out of this, Mothering Sunday was born. On this tour we will discuss images of maternity from the 17th century to today through the sensational collection at Tate Britain. Starting with the mysterious Cholmondeley Ladies we'll move through history to see works by George Romney, Ford Maddox Brown, Hamo Thorneycroft and Barbara Hepworth and discuss ways in which they have each responded to this universally loved subject. 

If you'd like to give this tour to your mother as a Mother's Day present, please let us know and we'll make up a bespoke voucher for you. 

THIS TOUR HAS NOW SOLD OUT.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PUT ONTO A WAITING LIST PLEASE EMAIL CATHERINE ON C.CATOR@ARTHISTORYUK.COM AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE YOU.  CATHERINE MCCORMACK WILL ALSO BE RUNNING OUR 'UNVEILING FEMINISM' TOUR AT TATE MODERN ON FRIDAY 12 MAY IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS TOUR INSTEAD.

 

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MH, Editor of Country Life Magazine (National Gallery)



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