Unlocked: Classicism in 20th Century Sculpture

One-day course

+44 (0)20 7942 2000

The V&A has a rich collection of modern sculpture. This study day evaluates the links between classicism and sculpture from the late 19th century to the 1930s, with a particular focus on the work of Auguste Rodin…

V&A Academy Unlocked days invite you behind the scenes, bringing you face-to-face with the V&A's extraordinary collections.


  • Join us for an expert led object handling session that gives you the rare opportunity to get up close with V&A collections objects

  • Explore highlights of the V&A’s modern sculpture collections on a private tour led by V&A Academy lecturer Justine Hopkins

  • Enjoy an introductory lecture by Justine Hopkins to start the day

This Unlocked Study Day is designed to complement the course 'Classicism, from the Enlightenment to the Modern Age' led by Dr Kathy McLauchlan but you do not need to be enrolled on any online course to join an 'Unlocked' event.

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Portrait of V&A Academy Course Director Dr Kathy McLauchlan

V&A Academy Course Director
Dr Kathy McLauchlan

V&A Academy course director Dr Kathy McLauchlan, art historian and lecturer with the Arts Society, Morley College and Oxford University, will be joined by V&A Academy lecturer Justine Hopkins for this study day.

I enjoyed it all, all parts were excellent! Autumn term Unlocked Participant

Course overview

To see the full programme for this study day, click 'download programme' below.

This Study Day is linked to Kathy McLauchlan's 12-week summer term art history course 'Classicism, from the Enlightenment to the Modern Age'. If you wish to join the online course, please book online by early April 2023. The online course live sessions will be Mondays 17 April – 10 July 2023; watch lecture recordings on demand, available at the end of each day, until Monday 2 September 2023.

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Should you have any questions about this V&A Academy Unlocked event, please email courses@vam.ac.uk

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V&A Academy online courses let you tune in to expert lectures live, or catch up on demand; our in-person Unlocked Study Days invite you to delve deeper into course themes, explore the collection and let you design your own hybrid learning experience

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One-day course: Unlocked: Classicism in 20th Century Sculpture

31 May 2023

£60.00

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Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

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