Sir James Guthrie PSRA and the Invention of the Scottish Academy

  • Tuesday, 17th January 2017, 6.30-8.30pm
  • £12 per ticket, Friends and guests (includes a complimentary glass of wine)

Please enter via the back door of the Academy building - Hawthornden Lecture Theatre (Scottish National Gallery)


In 1910 the Royal Scottish Academy was given its present building on the Mound. In return, the National Galleries of Scotland were gifted a portion of the Academy’s collection to enhance the foundation stock of the national collection. The President of the RSA at this significant moment in Scotland’s art history was the eminent artist James Guthrie (1859 - 1930), often associated with the Glasgow Boys. Dr Tom Normand, Senior Lecturer in History of Art, University of St Andrews, will talk about Guthrie as a painter and as President of the RSA, as well as about his part in the development of the National Galleries of Scotland under its first Director, James Caw.

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