Study day
Artists in the Museum: drawing encounters

Friday 15 June 2018,
09.00–17.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Tickets £30
Members/Concessions £20
Full-time students £10

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
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A study day of lectures and discussion by academics, curators and contemporary artists looking at artists in the British Museum, both past and present.

Rodin was not the first artist to draw inspiration from the British Museum’s collection, nor was he the last. In this study day, leading academics, curators and artists will examine the long history of encounters between artists and objects in the British Museum. Drawing on key themes from the exhibition Rodin and the art of ancient Greece, this day will explore the historic and continuing relevance of the British Museum for artists.

The day will open with an exclusive private view of the exhibition and close with drawing sessions in the Museum’s galleries, led by the Royal Drawing School. It will include a series of talks that will look at the importance of the British Museum for numerous artists, and raise important questions about the role of contemporary drawing in museums today.

Organised in association with the Royal Drawing School and University of the Arts, London.

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Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), Study of the Parthenon south frieze cavalcade. Graphite and pen and ink, before 1870. © Musée Rodin. Photo: Jean de Calan.