The Healing Power Of Art Tuesday May 17th, 8pm @ Cookham Festival
Dr James Fox: The Healing Power of Art: We are, it seems, finally emerging from one of the gravest crises in centuries — a crisis that has killed millions of people, decimated the world’s economies, and changed our lives in fundamental ways. In this uplifting talk, Cambridge art historian James Fox argues that art has the power to help us come to terms with such disasters, and perhaps even recover from them. He will illustrate his talk with some of history’s greatest artworks — including a selection of paintings by Cookham’s very own Stanley Spencer.
James Fox is a Cambridge art historian, writer, public speaker, curator and award-winning, BAFTA-nominated, broadcaster. James fell in love with art at the age of six and hasn't looked back since. The first person in his family to go to university, he graduated with a starred first in History of Art at the University of Cambridge in 2004. After completing an MPhil and PhD in the subject, as well as stints at Harvard and Yale, James took up a Fellowship in Cambridge in 2011. He specialises in modern art, British art, and the cultural history of colour. He is currently Director of Studies in History of Art at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Director of Education at the Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park in Canada, and President of the Friends of the Stanley Spencer Gallery.
Licensed Bar available at the venue.
Event Details: Doors Open at 7:30 PM, Performance starts at 8:00 PM
Tickets: £12.50 + booking fee from website www.cookhamfestival.co.uk and available at the door if places are still available
Pinder Hall, Lower Rd, Cookham, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 9EH
Tue 17 May