The changing face of childhood: a curator-led tour

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Thursday, 24 May 2018
13:00-14:00 | Royal Albert Memorial Museum
RAMM Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery Queen St Exeter EX4 3RX

As part of Exeter Art Week, join a tour of RAMM’s Childhood exhibition, followed by cake and refreshments.

The exhibition focuses on the changing face of childhood from the 17th to 20th century explored through RAMM’s fine art collection. Discover the evolution of childhood portraiture as we examine works by James Gandy and Richard Cosway, where children are as depicted as miniature adults. Later 19th-century family portraiture by James Leakey reveals a shift in focus, characterised by tender relationships with an emphasis upon the child as an individual.

A key painting of this exhibition will be Age of Innocence by Joshua Reynold’s, one of the most famous painters of the 18th century. This work is on loan from Plymouth City Museum as part of their ‘Art on Tour’ loan programme whilst the museum is closed for redevelopment.