On Friday 27th May, over 70 alumni and their guests enjoyed a private viewing of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts' new exhibition, 'Court on Canvas: Tennis in Art'.
The Barber's Director, Professor Ann Sumner - herself a keen tennis player – gave a brief talk about key pieces in the exhibition before alumni and their guests took time to explore the exhibition. Alumni also enjoyed drinks and nibbles and had the chance to buy a copy of the book accompanying the exhibition, signed by Professor Sumner.
The exhibition is the first ever to explore the subject of lawn tennis in art and brings together paintings, drawings and sculpture inspeired by the game, including Sir John Lavery's iconic The Tennis Party. It runs until 18 September 2011. For full details, please visit the Barber Institute's website: www.barber.org.uk.