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Curator led tour of Making Modernism at the Royal Academy


9-10 am, 9 December 2022


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Join UK Friends of NMWA at the Royal Academy of Arts before public opening hours for an early morning view with curator’s introduction of Making Modernism.

This is the first major UK exhibition devoted to pioneering women working in Germany in the early 1900s: Paula Modersohn-Becker, Käthe Kollwitz, Gabriele Münter and Marianne Werefkin. Bringing together 65 works, many never seen in the UK before, Making Modernism foregrounds the individuality of each female artist whilst shining a spotlight on the strong affinities between them.

The exhibition reframes subjects such as self-portraiture, still-life, the female body, depictions of childhood, landscapes and urban scenes through the experiences and perspectives of these ground-breaking artists who – although less familiar than their male counterparts, were no less central to the development of radical new approaches to art in Europe.

Entrance to the exhibtion is at 9 am, please arrive by 8.50 am.

Price: Patrons – free; Friends – £20; guests – £30

Image: Paula Modersohn-Becker, Still-life with Goldfish Bowl, 1906. Oil on cardboard. 50.5 x 74 cm. Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal. Photo: Antje Zeis-Loi, Medienzentrum Wuppertal.

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Royal Academy


9-10 am