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Taster talk: influential women


  • 18 November 2019, 2 — 2.15pm
  • 16 December 2019, 2 — 2.15pm
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Sir James Gunn RA, Pauline Waiting (detail), 1939.

Oil on canvas. 760mm x 640mm. © The Artist's Estate Photo credit: Royal Academy of Arts, London; photographer: John Hammond..

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

Join us to explore portraits of 20th-century women from a new display of paintings from the RA Collection. Each artwork has been chosen for its ability to represent the sitter as an individual with their own identity and stories to tell. Some of the women represented were friends or relatives of the artist, some were influential public figures and some remain somewhat of a mystery. Discover the people behind the portraits in one of the John Madejski Fine Rooms.

In this series of taster talks, encounter the stories behind the RA’s Collection and its buildings from the perspective of RA staff. Taster talks take place at 2pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

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

This talk will take place in the John Madejski Fine Rooms. Please meet in the Front Hall of Burlington House.

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  • 18 November 2019, 2 — 2.15pm
  • 16 December 2019, 2 — 2.15pm

Meet in Front Hall of Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, no booking required.