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Friends excursions: St Paul’s Cathedral contemporary art

Friends events

Tuesday 7 November 2017
2.30 — 4pm

Booking is now open to Friends of the RA.

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Installation view of Bill Viola Hon RA, 'Martyrs', St. Paul's Cathedral

© Bill Viola Studios

Our guided tour of the contemporary art on display in St Paul’s Cathedral includes Bill Viola’s ‘Martyrs’ and a brand-new water installation arriving in early October.

Throughout history, art in St Paul’s Cathedral has inspired and illuminated the Christian faith for those who visit and provided a focus for reflection, meditation and contemplation. With our expert guide, we explore works including Gerry Judah’s Commemorative Crosses, each over six metres high and installed at the head of the nave, recalling in shape and colour the thousands of white crosses placed in war cemeteries across the world. We examine the 4 Tides paintings by Pablo Genoves, which were commissioned as part of the Cathedral’s commitment to the JustWater 2017 project acknowledging water as essential to life, and as well as Bill Viola’s Martyrs we also learn about its companion piece, Mary. In addition to these contemporary works, the tour will also take in older pieces including Henry Moore’s Mother & Child and William Holman Hunt’s The Light of the World.

This event also takes place on 28 November.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Tuesday 7 November 2017

2.30 — 4pm

St Paul's Cathedral, London EC4M. Meet RA representative on the steps of the West Portico.

£30. Includes entry to St Paul's Cathedral.

Booking is now open to Friends of the RA.

Book now