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Saturday 4th March 2017: A visit to Newport to see the Feibusch murals in Newport Civic Centre, followed by a visit to the Museum:

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March 4, 2017
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February 17, 2018

Barbara Bartl, the Museums Officer for Collections at Newport Museum and Art Gallery,  gave us a guided tour of these superb murals. Hans Feibusch (1898 – 1998) was a German painter and sculptor of Jewish heritage who lived and worked in Britain from 1933 until his death. A series of 12 murals by Feibusch, each over 20 feet (6.1 m), around the central hall of Newport Civic Centre, tell the history of Newport. They were commissioned by Newport Corporation in 1960 and painted during the period 1961-4. 31 members  met at the Civic Centre at 10.30am. Many of the group had not seen the murals before and were struck by the size and colour. Barbara  gave us an interesting detailed talk about Feibusch and the murals and it was based on an interview that former curator of art, Roger Cucksy had with the artist.

 

 

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