International Women's Day 2020: women with influence
Saturday 29 February - Sunday 8 March 2020
Royal Academy of Arts
Various events, booking required
Join us for a week-long programme featuring panel discussions and a film screening, as well as workshops and courses. From patrons to historians, we celebrate the influential women working to support art and artists.
In this programme of events to mark International Women’s Day 2020, we examine the impact women have had on the arts historically and today. Join us to explore how women are influencing future women of the art world through mentoring, visibility, promotion and access.
Within the programme we'll also be asking if it is the responsibility of women in influential positions to actively support and represent women in the arts. Where are we now and what more can be done to inspire and engage the next generation of women within the art world?
Film screening: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict + Q&A
As part of our International Women’s Day 2020 programme, we present a screening of ‘Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict’ followed by a talk by Art Historian and Broadcaster, Jacky Klein.
This weekend course will look at the significant contribution of women patrons in the arts, highlighting their enormous, oft-overlooked impact in shaping our approach and appreciation of art.
We hear from three influential women currently working in contemporary art as they discuss what they are doing to inspire positivity and support artists and women of the future.
Join us for a fresh take on the work of Eileen Gray and consider the ways in which her legacy has influenced our perspectives on the work of women architects.
Celebrate International Women’s Day in this workshop about women who call the shots in the art world. Led by RA schools students, make your own extendable sculptures inspired by body artist Rebecca Horn and learn about some of the women who helped shape her career.
In this talk we look back at pioneering women students of the RA Schools in the 19th century and consider their significance for later generations.
Angelica Kauffman and Mary Moser became founder members of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1768 - the highest possible accolade for artists at the time. Join us to explore both artists’ achievements and influence on the following generations of artists.
Free tours of Burlington Gardens and Burlington House
Discover the art and history of the Royal Academy during these free 30-minute tours in celebration of International Women’s Day.