Royal Scottish Academy The Ages of Wonder : The Art of Etching on Tour

Date: Saturday 19 June 2021 – Saturday 15 January 2022
The Meffan Museum and Art Gallery

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ANGUSalive looks forward to welcoming you back to our Museums and Galleries. In partnership with the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture (RSA), with support from Museums Galleries Scotland, ANGUSalive’s Meffan Museum & Art Gallery will showcase Ages of Wonder: The Art of Etching on Tour whilst the trust’s Montrose Museum will feature Ages of Wonder: The Life School on Tour.

This is first time these exhibitions have gone on show in Angus and will also be the last chance for many to see these critically acclaimed exhibitions in the finale of this exceptional national tour. 

The Art of Etching on Tour tells the story of fine art printmaking in Scotland, from the 18th Century work of Alexander Runciman to the best printmakers of the present day. The exhibition combines work from the RSA collections, with the new prints created during Ages of Wonder by artists Delia Baillie, Kate Downie, Stuart Duffin, Paul Furneaux, Jessica Harrison, Marion Smith and Frances Walker. The exhibition juxtaposes these newly commissioned prints with masterpieces from the likes of Rembrandt, David Wilkie, Ian Fleming and Elizabeth Blackadder. 

The Royal Scottish Academy was established in 1826 and remains Scotland’s longest established artist-run society. Enabling new audiences the chance to enjoy a part of Ages of Wonder is at the heart of the Royal Scottish Academy’s vision as a national institution and ANGUSalive is delighted to support this vision and create a space for Angus residents and visitors to enjoy these culturally significant works. This exhibition has previously exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, the Maclaurin Art Gallery in Ayr, Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum and Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries. 

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“Stunning…Ages of Wonder leads us through the many and diverse ways in which the Academy in its long history has championed and still champions the cause of the visual arts in Scotland”  ★★★★★ The Scotsman                  

“A landmark exhibition” The Herald

Supported by: Museums Galleries Scotland

You can find out about The Ages of Wonder: The Life School on Tour exhibition over at our Montrose Museum here

From ‘Ages of Wonder: The Art of Etching on Tour’ at the Meffan Museum & Art Gallery, Ian Fleming RSA (1906-94) “Gethsemane” line engraving on paper, 1931

From ‘Ages of Wonder: The Art of Etching on Tour’ at the Meffan Museum & Art Gallery, Ian Fleming RSA (1906-94) “Gethsemane” line engraving on paper, 1931