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Taster talk: the Sappho of sculpture

Talk

  • 18 February 2019, 1.15 — 1.30pm
  • 27 February 2019, 1.15 — 1.30pm
  • 15 May 2019, 1.15 — 1.30pm
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After Angelica Kauffman RA (1741 - 1807), Portrait of Mrs Anne Damer with emblems of Fame and Sculpture (detail), (ca. 1740 - after 1817).

Stipple engraving. 95 mm x 77 mm. Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London..

Drop in for a free 15-minute talk to unearth the hidden stories of the Royal Academy.

Hear about the life and work of sculptor, author and bluestocking Anne Seymour Damer (1749 – 1828) who showed 32 works at the Royal Academy as an honorary exhibitor between 1784 and 1818. Her career in a male-dominated field, cross-dressing and relationships with women, gave her a reputation as a ‘Sapphist’. How might re-examining this overlooked artist relate to a wider ‘queering’ of art history?

In this series of taster talks, encounter the stories behind the RA’s remarkable Collection and buildings from the RA staff’s insider perspective.

Meet in the Front Hall of Burlington House. The talk will take place in The Library.

Taster talks are free and last 15 minutes. Ask a member of the team on site for further information.

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  • 18 February 2019, 1.15 — 1.30pm
  • 27 February 2019, 1.15 — 1.30pm
  • 15 May 2019, 1.15 — 1.30pm

The Library, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, no booking required