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Last Friday Art for Lunch

See below for dates / 1.15-1.45pm / Free / Meet at Gallery Reception

Join one of our volunteer guides for an informative talk on an artist, object or aspect of the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection.


Treasures from the Cook Islands

Discover more about the people, practices and material culture of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific ocean, through objects in the Sainsbury Collection.


An Eclectic Collection

A ceramic figure from Mexico, a sculpture from Cambodia and a painting from Francis Bacon. Displayed near each other yet spanning centuries, these three works will act as a starting point to explore the eclectic nature of the Sainsbury Collection.

Aircraft Hangar or an Iconic Piece of Modern Architecture?

The lightweight construction of the Sainsbury Centre owes much to its architect, Sir Norman Foster’s, love of aircraft and flying. Hear how Foster, along with Sir Robert and Lisa sainsbury, created this innovative museum building.

Please note this will be a walking tour. 

Thinking About Frink

Starting with Birdman, a bronze sculpture, this talk will explore recurring imagery and ideas in the work of Suffolk-born sculptor, Dame Elisabeth Frink.






Male Figure (‘Fishermen’s god’).

Polynesia, Cook islands, Rarotonga.

Late 18th/early 19th century. Robert and Lisa sainsbury Collection, UEA 189


28 July / The Bodhisattva in Buddhism and Art

29 September / Treasures from the Cook Islands

27 October / An Eclectic Collection

24 November / Aircraft Hangar or an Iconic Piece of Modern Architecture?

26 January / Thinking About Frink

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