Welcome to The Arts Society Truro

We are an art appreciation and conservation society affiliated to The Arts Society an international Society with over 98,000 members worldwide. 

We have regular lectures about a wide variety of the arts, music, and design subjects, given by outstanding experts who are carefully chosen by The Arts Society.  We also hold Discovery Days on subjects of special interest, organise visits and tours, and do conservation work in the Royal Cornwall Museum.

We feel keenly about young people being involved in art, in all its forms, and give support to local schools and colleges, who have a rich heritage of successfully developing Cornish students’ involvement in art.

Above all, we aim to have fun and learn at the same time!  We are a small and friendly Society and welcome new members at any time; we also enjoy meeting those who can only join us from time to time.

We hope you will enjoy looking through our activities, and that you will join us one day soon – we look forward to seeing you.


Wednesday 11 Dec

1700 years of the Three Kings

From the earliest days of Christianity, the story of the Three Kings has fascinated story-tellers and artists alike.
This lecture traces the ways in which artists across the centuries have chosen to represent the Magi; from smudgy images in the catacombs of Rome, through the exotic beauty of the mediaeval period to the minimalist Christmas cards of our own day.

Who really were Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar? Where did they come from? Why do their names still feature on doorposts in Germany and Austria? What do they have to do with Ravenna and Cologne? And what is their relationship with old age, middle age and youth?

Almost 100 images in this illustrated lecture will provide some of the answers to the questions…


Venue: Mylor Theatre at Truro College

Discover rare and interesting objects, places and people in
the South West

A new book from The Arts Society is the fourth in a series celebrating 50 years of
The Arts Society.  

The South West corner of the UK is renowned for its beautiful landscape, and its cultural heritage. 
This new book is special in that it shares the unknown nooks and crannies of the South West  - our hidden treasures! 
Chosen by members of the Arts Society, the treasures range from ancient monuments, to interiors of special buildings, to art as part of the landscape.

The book is £5.00 and you can purchase it at one of our lectures.

Please press the 'NEWS' to view cover of this book.