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Monumental women

Excursion

● Fully booked

Friday 14 September 2018
2 — 3.30pm

Booking for Friends of the RA opens on Tuesday 22 May 2018 at 10am.

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Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square by Gillian Wearing RA

Friends visit iconic monuments dedicated to or by women in this specially curated walking tour, from the heart of the West End to the Thames.

Artist and art historian Peta Taylor leads a tour of some of London’s finest monuments. Using Gillian Wearing RA’s new statue of Millicent Fawcett (unveiled in Parliament Square in spring 2018) as inspiration, we’ll be taking in sculptures made by and to celebrate remarkable women.

Light fittings, forks and spoons, racing cups, presentation plates, medals and jewellery were all identified in 1898 by the London Women’s Institute as the kinds of commissions that women sculptors might expect to receive. On this tour for Friends, we hear all about the societal restrictions women sculptors faced and overcame in producing monumental public art.

Discover remarkable works by sculptors including Barbara Hepworth, Elisabeth Frink, Maggi Hambling and Gillian Wearing as well as the Edith Cavell monument by Sir George Frampton and Arthur George Walker’s monument to Florence Nightingale.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Friday 14 September 2018

2 — 3.30pm

Meet outside the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens entrance

£28

Booking for Friends of the RA opens on Tuesday 22 May 2018 at 10am.