Audio described tour and handling session – ‘The Making of an Artist: The Great Tradition’ in the Collections Gallery

Join The Royal Academy for an audio described tour of the display, followed by refreshments and a handling session. This is an event for blind and partially sighted visitors.

Does great art begin with studying nature, or studying the great art of the past? What constitutes great art? Curated by the Royal Academy’s President Christopher Le Brun, this gallery presents artworks that tell the stories of people who founded the RA in 1768, their ideas about art and how those ideas changed over the following 50 years. Join the Royal Academy for this early morning audio described tour to explore masterpieces including Michelangelo’s Taddei Tondo and Giampetrino’s copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Following the exhibition tour attendees will be invited to participate in an interactive object handling session where artist educator Harry Baxter will explain the historical and evolving teaching practices of the RA Schools.

Learn more about this event on the Royal Academy’s web.

Booking contact number 020 7300 8090 Booking contact email [email protected]


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