Spring on the Page

Leap into the new season with this Members-only tour of the National Art Library, exploring how changing seasons have helped inspire artists and poets through the ages.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • National Art Library

  • For Members

  • Tickets cost £15.00

    Includes refreshments.

Past Event
Spring on the Page photo

How do we know when spring has sprung? It certainly has been hard to define recently! Join us at the National Art Library to discover how artists have responded to changing seasons throughout history, from a medieval book of hours to vibrant private press panoramas of the 1960s. Consider Joseph Paxton’s lavishly illustrated ‘Paxton’s Flower Garden’ alongside ‘Game Board Symmetries’, where small sections of classic game boards have been used to create beautiful blossoms on the page, as well as spring fashions from the ‘Gazette du bon ton’ of the 1910s and Liberty catalogues of the 1930s. You’ll also enjoy a tour of the NAL, one of the four largest art libraries in the world.