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Taster talk: RA Schools since 1945


  • 21 January 2019, 5 — 5.15pm
  • 24 January 2019, 2.30 — 2.45pm
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Lesley Hicks, Crystal Palace, Buen Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain, 1989.

Gouache, pastel, ink and watercolour on paper. 285 mm x 386 mm. © Lesley Hicks Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London.

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

Discover how the Schools moved from a curriculum centred on life drawing to the more flexible course of to day through a display of work made by RA Schools students since 1945.

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

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

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 21 January 2019, 5 — 5.15pm
  • 24 January 2019, 2.30 — 2.45pm

The Julia and Hans Rausing Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, no booking required.