Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Royal Scottish Academy exhibition: Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art, 1540 to Now

Work by John Duncan titled, Ivory, Apes and Peacocks
 Royal Scottish Academy building on The Mound, Edinburgh
 4th November 2017 - 7th January 2018

Dr Tom Normand, Senior Lecturer in the School of Art History, has been involved in the production and curation of the exhibition ‘Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art, 1540 to Now’.

Featuring over 400 objects many of which
have rarely been seen in public

A thematic review of the various collections held by the academy, the exhibition has been some three years in the planning. It promises to be a major review of the Scottish art world featuring over 400 objects many of which have rarely been seen in public. The exhibition will include over 450 works by over 270 artists and architects, from the masterpiece ‘The Adoration of the Magi’ painted by Jacopo Bassano of 1540, to recent Diploma Works by Callum Innes and Alison Watt, and works commissioned for and during the exhibition by Calum Colvin, Kenny Hunter and Richard Murphy

To complement the exhibition Dr Normand has edited a book of original essays on the academy and its history. This publication, featuring new essays from academics, scholars, curators and artists, will be a significant contribution to scholarship on Scotland’s visual culture. Dr Normand is an Honorary Member of the Royal Scottish Academy.

For further details:

Exhibition supported by: Museums Galleries Scotland, The Morton Charitable Trust, The Pilgrim Trust
Sponsored by: Lyon & Turnbull

In addition:

The RSA Sir William Gillies Bequest Lecture 2017 
Friday, 3 November 2017 15:00 to 16:30pm 
Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
The Mound
Tickets free but must be booked BOOK HERE 

This symposium will be a rare opportunity to hear a discussion by the Presidents of all four British national academies: the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Academy in London, the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin and the Royal Ulster Academy in Belfast, on collecting and how this is reflected within the various institutions.

Joining the discussion will be David R. Brigham, President of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, to which the RSA’s second President, John Watson Gordon, was awarded Honorary Membership and which is the oldest academy in America.

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