Talks, Tours & Events for Adults

Silent Disco

Silent Disco ball

Friday 2 May

Start the weekend here! Bring your friends, grab some headphones and groove to Bruce Nauman-inspired tunes whilst taking a look at the exhibition.

Places are limited to 50 per 1/2 hour session, with sessions starting on the hour & at 30 minutes past the hour. Soft drinks will be available.


What time? 4-7.30pm
Cost? Free
Ages? 16+
Do I need to book in advance? Yes, places limited, book your tickets via Eventbrite

Eventbrite - Silent Disco



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Tour of ARTIST ROOMS: Bruce Nauman exhbition

Bruce Nauman, VIOLINS, VIOLENCE, SILENCE 1981-2

Thurs 8 May
ad symbolCurator of the exhibition, Clarissa Corfe, will give a tour of the ARTIST ROOMS: Bruce Nauman exhibition and an introduction to his wider practice. This tour will be audio described.

What time? 1-2pm
Cost? Free
Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in

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What's in the Box?

Shoes from the Harris Collection

Thursday 8 May

NEW!
Every month, meet us on the 2nd floor balcony to discover what's in the box! The Harris' Decorative Art Curator will bring out a selection of boxes from the museum store ... there could be some surprises as some of the boxes may not have been opened for some time!

Get an insight into the work of a curator;  help us investiage, condition check and document the treasures contained in the boxes and learn some of the 'tricks of the trade' in storing and repacking the boxes correctly.

What time? 2-4pm
Cost? FREE
Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in

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Egyptian Balcony Tour

Photo of the Egyptian balcony

Saturday 10 May

Your chance to travel to the top of the building and see John Somerscales' impressive friezes that adorn the Egyptian balcony and find out about how they ended up in the Harris!


What time? 1-1.45pm
Cost? £1/50p concessions
Do I need to book in advance? Yes, call 01772 905414 or book your place at the museum shop.
Suitable for?Ages 10+

 

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Lunchtime Talk: Up Close with the Butchers' Guild Banner

Photo of Discover Preston gallery

Wed 14 May

Join our history curator, Emma Heslewood, for a final look at the magnificent Preston Butchers’ Association Guild banner (pictured) in the Discover Preston gallery before it returns to storage in June.


What time? 12.30-12.50pm
Cost? Free
Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in

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Museums at Night @ the Harris

The Harris Museum at night

Friday 16 May

The weekend starts here!
As part of the national Museums at Night festival, between 5pm and 9pm, the Harris will come to life with live music performances, workshops and competitions linked to our exhibitions and collections, plus late-night openings of all of our exhibitions and galleries.

Unwind from the working week with a glass of wine, a beer or one of a selection of Fairtrade coffees and teas in our café whilst enjoying the entertainment.

Line up to be announced nearer the time!

What time? 5-9pm
Cost? Free
Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in
Suitable for? All ages

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Talk by Anthony d'Offay

ARTIST ROOMS: Bruce Nauman logo

Tuesday 20 May

This is a unique opportunity to hear Anthony d’Offay, the founder of ARTIST ROOMS and the most influential London gallerist of the 1980s and 1990s talk about his experiences within the art world and how his generous gift to the nation – in the form of ARTIST ROOMS - came about.

He has represented some of the most significant artists of our time including Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Joseph Beuys as well as Bruce Nauman, whose work is currently on show on the 2nd floor.


 

What time? 5.30pm (drinks) for 6pm
Cost? Free
Do I need to book in advance? Yes, call 01772 905414 or

 Eventbrite - Talk by Anthony d'Offay


This is a unique opportunity to hear Anthony D’Offay, the founder of ARTIST ROOMS and the most influential London gallerist of the 1980s and 1990s talk about his experiences within the art world and how his generous gift to the nation – in the form of ARTIST ROOMS - came about. He has represented some of the most significant artists of our time including Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Joseph Beuys as well as Bruce Nauman, whose work is currently exhibited at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery.

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Lisa Le Feuvre: Nauman and Failure

Bruce Nauman, VIOLINS, VIOLENCE, SILENCE 1981-2

Thurs 22 May

Lisa Le Feuvre, Head of Sculpture Studies at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds will consider Bruce Nauman’s work through the idea of failure, thinking through how his productive use of repetition and error test the boundaries of sculpture.

Using frustrated communication, slips in language and processes of labour, Nauman consistently unpacks assumptions we use to find our place in the world. Taking the exhibition as a starting point, this talk proposes failure as a means to understand perception.

What time? 5.30-7pm
Cost? Free
Do I need to book in advance? Yes, places are limited - book your place now on 01772 905414 or

Eventbrite - Lisa Le Feuvre - Nauman and Failure

 

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What's in the Box?

Shoes from the Harris Collection

Thursday 12 June

NEW!
Every month, meet us on the 2nd floor balcony to discover what's in the box! The Harris' Decorative Art Curator will bring out a selection of boxes from the museum store ... there could be some surprises as some of the boxes may not have been opened for some time!

Get an insight into the work of a curator;  help us investiage, condition check and document the treasures contained in the boxes and learn some of the 'tricks of the trade' in storing and repacking the boxes correctly.

What time? 2-4pm
Cost? FREE
Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in

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This week's events

Arty Explorers
Thur 17th, 10.30am-12.30pm
Ages 5-12
Free, drop in

Family Egyptian Balcony Tour
Sat 26th, 11-11.40am
Ages 7+ with adult
£1/50p call 01772 905414

The Potter's Apprentice
Sat 26th, 1.30-3.30pm
Ages 5-12
Free, drop in

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