16 – 25 May 2012
To mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Royal Academy of Arts presents a series of intimate salons exploring representations of Her Majesty and women in power through film, the visual arts, literature, theatre, fashion, and the press.
These exclusive events are generally very popular, so early booking is recommended.
£24 / £12 reductions (students, jobseekers and people with disabilities) including refreshments.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Inspired by the NPG’s exhibition 'The Queen: Art and Image', curator Paul Moorhouse and artists Thomas Struth, Chris Levine and Hew Locke explore how images of The Queen both reflect and influence fresh perspectives of royalty.
Monday 21 May 2012
Historian Philip Mansel, Beatrice Behlen (Museum of London), photographer Hugo Burnand, and Jennifer Scott (Royal Collection) probe the depiction of monarchical power in photography and the media.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
Author Sue Townsend, actress Diana Quick, and producer/director Marion Milne reveal how they evoked Queen Elizabeth II in literature, the theatre, and on television.
Thursday 24 May 2012
Royal milliner Frederick Fox, curators Austin Mutti-Mewse, Rosemary Harden and Amy de la Haye, and writer Alison Jane Reid explore how The Queen’s fashion choices sustain her public image and status.
Friday 25 May 2012
Diane Abbott MP discusses the depiction of women in power in film, television, and the media.