Royal Scottish Academy The Ages of Wonder : The Life School on Tour

Date: Saturday 26 June 2021 – Saturday 22 January 2022
Montrose 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 Montrose Museum will feature Ages of Wonder: The Life School on Tour whilst the trust’s Meffan Museum & Art Gallery will showcase the Ages of Wonder: The Art of Etching 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 Life School on Tour exhibition focuses on the history of the RSA as a teaching institution, and includes anatomical firsts and old master copies, amazing early paintings from the life by the likes of S J Peploe and Robert Brough and contemporary responses by Beth Fisher and George Donald.  A major part of this exhibition are the life studies made by emerging artists during the live life school, held in Ages of Wonder.  Fantastic new drawings by Paul Brady, Pavel Isupov, Kane McLay, Louiza Nomikou, Gabrielle Seguin, Lana Svirejeva-Hopkins and Suzanne Taylor shine a contemporary light on the history of the life school collections.

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, Linlithgow Burgh Halls, Rozelle House Museum & Galleries in Ayr and Dunoon Burgh Hall.

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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 more about The Ages of Wonder: The Art of Etching on Tour over at our Meffan Museum here

From ‘Ages of Wonder: The Life School on Tour’ at Montrose Museum, Beth L Fisher RSA (b.1944) “Burial II” conte and charcoal on paper, 2006

From ‘Ages of Wonder: The Life School on Tour’ at Montrose Museum, Beth L Fisher RSA (b.1944) “Burial II” conte and charcoal on paper, 2006