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250 Years of the Royal Academy Rosalind Whyte Tuesday 13 November 2018

In 2018 The Royal Academy of Arts celebrates its 250th anniversary, so it is an opportune time to explore its history and role it has played in the development of British art.  The lecture will look at the position of artists in London before and after the formation of the Academy in 1768 and some of the characters involved.  Like any important institution, the Academy has been embroiled in intrigue and controversy over the course of its history and no scandal or outrage will remain unexposed as we trace the life of one of Britain’s most important cultural bodies.

Rosalind Whyte has a BA and MA from Goldsmith College and an MA (distinction) from Birkbeck College.  She is an experienced guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, the Royal Academy and Greenwich.  Rosalind also lectures at the Tate, Dulwich Picture Gallery and to independent arts societies and on cruises.