Sunday, 27 April 2014

Modern Christian art to go on show at the Brontë Parsonage

A new exhibition of 10 works from the Methodist Church Collection of Modern Christian Art will be held at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth, from May 2.

Artists and Faith has been curated by Leeds University Research Associate Nick Cass and will bring together works by modern British artists Patrick Heron, Graham Sutherland, Elizabeth Frink and Maggie Hambling.

This will be the first time work from this collection has been shown in an historic literary house setting.


The exhibition raises questions about spirituality and social conscience and explores the connections between the Brontës and Methodism.

Professor Ann Sumner, executive director of The Brontë Society said: “This summer our visitors will have the opportunity to view these outstanding paintings by major modern British artists from this little known collection, within the unique setting of the Parsonage.

“We are delighted to be working with the Methodist Church in partnership for this exhibition as well as the University of Leeds."

This exhibition is part of Art in Yorkshire 2014 and The Brontë Society’s programme to celebrate 120 years since it was founded throughout 2014.

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Artists of Faith will be on display at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth, from May 2 to July 30.

2 comments:

  1. This was an interesting exhibition but staged in a setting - the Bronte Parsonage Museum - which was somewhat incongruous. The museum's aim is to present the Brontes, their lives and work, and although the Branwell side of the family had some connections with Methodism, Charlotte and Emily Bronte were scathing in their portrayals of the sect.

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  2. This work is characterized by the shocking manner of painting. It traced the hand of a true master. Its exhibition will attract many art lovers.

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