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Taster talk: Minnie Jane Hardman

Talk

Monday 3 February 2020
2 — 2.15pm

Minnie Jane Hardman, Nude study of a young boy seated, c. 1883-89.

Charcoal. University of Reading Art Collection, OWLS000124-27.

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

Join us to explore a display of drawings by Minnie Jane Hardman (1862-1952), a prize-winning student at the RA Schools in the 1880s. Hardman featured in newspaper articles about “Women in the World of Art” which described her as “among the most promising” of “Lady Artists”.

The drawings by Hardman in this display have been selected from a collection of over 65 works held by the University of Reading Art Collection. They highlight two main areas of study: drawing from the Antique and drawing from life. Hardman’s drawings from life were done outside the Royal Academy because women were not admitted to the life class until 1893.

This talk offers an insight into practice at the RA Schools and the challenges faced by women students in the 19th century.

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

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Monday 3 February 2020

2 — 2.15pm

The Julia and Hans Rausing Hall, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, no booking required