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Friends preview: Angelica Kauffman


● Cancelled

  • 24 June 2020, 10am — 6pm
  • 25 June 2020, 10am — 6pm
  • 26 June 2020, 10am — 10pm
This event has now ended

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Angelica Kauffman

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We invite Friends of the RA to join us for an exclusive preview of our exhibition ‘Angelica Kauffman’ before it opens to the public.

Due to the ongoing circumstances surrounding coronavirus, we regret to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel all events advertised for 2020 at this moment. If you have purchased tickets to an event, please contact us on 0207 300 8090 or tickets@royalacademy.org.uk and include your order number to arrange a refund. We aim to reply within 5 working days.

In 18th-century Europe, Angelica Kauffman was a very successful artist in a largely male-dominated field. In this major exhibition, we trace her trajectory from child prodigy to one of Britain’s most sought-after painters.

Angelica Kauffman was one of the most successful women artists of her time and a founding member of the Royal Academy. It was considered socially acceptable for women to paint flowers and landscapes, but she identified herself primarily as a history painter, which was consequently considered unsuitable subject matter for women. In spite of this, Kauffman was a resounding success, both in London and across Europe.

As a Friend of the RA, be the first to experience the exhibition at your exclusive preview days, three days ahead of the public opening.

This event is open to Friends of the RA, RA250 Friends and RA250 Supporters and members of the Academicians’ Room only.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 24 June 2020, 10am — 6pm
  • 25 June 2020, 10am — 6pm
  • 26 June 2020, 10am — 10pm

The Collection Gallery, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, booking required.