Spain and the Hispanic World

The Linnean Society and The Royal Academy of Arts

Coffee · Lecture · Lunch · Exhibition

24th January 2023

Explore the powerful story of Spanish and Hispanic art from the ancient world to the early 20th century. The exhibition offers us the chance to discuss masterpieces by El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez and Goya, as well as to trace the various cultures and religions – from Celtic to Islamic, Jewish and Christian – that form the fabric of Hispanic culture. The rich diversity of cultural and religious roots is matched by the enormous variety of media presented; we will see sculptures, paintings, sculptures, silk textiles, ceramics, lustreware, silver work, precious jewellery, maps, drawings, illuminated manuscripts and stunning decorative lacquerware from Latin America. A highlight of the exhibition will be seeing Sorolla’s large-scale study for his monumental series of 14 paintings, Vision of Spain.

The lecture by Dr Richard Stemp will prepare you for the exhibition so that you can make the most of your time in the gallery and gain the greatest insight into the works. Please join us for lunch afterwards in the Royal Academy’s restaurant Jose Pizarro in the beautiful Senate room.

Order of Events

10.15 Coffee at the Linnean Society, Burlington House (on left within courtyard gateway)

11.00 Lecture for Artemisia Members at the Linnean Society by Dr Richard Stemp

12.30 Lunch at Jose Pizarro at the RA

14.00/14.30 Exhibition at the Royal Academy: Spain and the Hispanic World


Coffee                                                                    Complimentary

Lecture                                                                  £28.83

Lunch (2 courses, wine and coffee)          £45.06


Please note you must purchase your own tickets to the exhibition from the Royal Academy website. This allows you to choose the time you want to enter and to use any discounts or memberships you may have.
Royal Academy Exhibition tickets

If you would like further information please email me on [email protected] or call 01379 871800.