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The RSA Sir William Gillies Bequest Lecture 2017

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.


This event is part of of a programme celebrating the Ages of Wonder exhibtion.


Ages of Wonder: Scotland's Art 1540 to Now,
collected by the Royal Scottish Academy
4 November 2017 - 7 January 2018

Ages of Wonder builds on the moment in 1910 when the Royal Scottish Academy transferred a number of significant works to the National Collection, securing exhibiting rights within the building shared by the two institutions today. The Academy had been a force behind the establishment of a national collection and NGS and RSA had previously coexisted in what is now the National Gallery of Scotland. Ages of Wonder reunites RSA works transferred to NGS with a selection of those remaining in the Academy’s Nationally Significant Collection and those collected by the Academy up to the present day.

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

For more information on the exhibtion and associated events:

http://www.royalscottishacademy.org/exhibitions/ages-of-wonder

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


Image detail: Yield Brother, Kenny Hunter RSA

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