What to see this week: gallery open­ings

Country Life Every Week - - Athena -

A new per­ma­nent gallery ded­i­cated to the work of John Piper (1903–92) has opened at the River and Row­ing Mu­seum (01491 415600; www.rrm.co.uk) in his for­mer home town of Hen­ley-on-thames, Ox­ford­shire. It re­flects the full di­ver­sity of his artis­tic out­put, in­clud­ing paint­ing, stained glass and ce­ram­ics, and com­bines a per­ma­nent dis­play with a turnover of loans from in­sti­tu­tions and pri­vate col­lec­tions.

On Jan­uary 13, the Es­torick Col­lec­tion of Mod­ern Ital­ian Art, Canon­bury Square, Lon­don N1 (www.es­torick­col­lec­tion.com; 020–7704 9522), also re­opens af­ter a five­month re­fur­bish­ment.

John Piper's back­drop to the Ken­ton The­atre’s pro­duc­tion of Beauty and the Beast

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