Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art 1540 to Now I RSA

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The Mound,
Edinburgh

Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art 1540 to Now is the largest collections exhibition ever mounted by the Royal Scottish Academy and the first time in its history that the entire RSA building has been devoted to the display of its collections. The exhibition will feature work by hundreds of artists collected by the Academy, including some of the all-time greats of Scottish art such as (deep breath) John Byrne, Sir Henry Raeburn, Alison Watt, Anne Redpath, S. J. Peploe, Christine Borland, Ade Adesina, Calum Colvin, Elizabeth Blackadder, Sandy Moffat, Joyce Cairns, William McTaggart, Barbara Rae, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and James Guthrie. The extensive programme includes live artist practice under the tutelage of professional artists, a studio installation by Calum Colvin and life drawing and printmaking classes. In 1910 the RSA transferred significant works to the National Collection, while retaining exhibition rights. The exhibition will for the first time since then unite these works with a selection of those remaining in the Academy Collection and others collected up to the present. They range from ‘The Adoration of the Kings’ (1540) by Jacopo Bassano to a newly commissioned sculpture of James Guthrie by Kenny Hunter.

Tickets are £5/£4, 

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