Rubens to Sickert: The Study of Drawing is the latest exhibition by Museums Partnership Reading. It celebrates the history of drawing and its teaching at both a local and national level.

The exhibition is available for visitors to explore and enjoy in the Sir John Madejeski Art Gallery.

Below, discover stories from the exhibition's artworks, artists and collectors that can be viewed and enjoyed online.

Introducing Rubens to Sickert

In this blog, Dr Naomi Lebens, Curator of the University of Reading Art Collections, explores the historic connection between the teaching of drawing and the University of Reading, and reflects on the life of the collection and collector at its heart: J. Anthony Betts, former Head of the School of Art at the University of Reading.

Read Introducing Rubens to Sickert.

Rubens to Sickert: an online exhibition by the University of Reading Art Collections

From the 24th April, you can discover an online version of Rubens to Sickert that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home!

Explore Rubens to Sickert online.

Discover the exclusive exhibition catalogue

For the perfect accompaniment to the exhibition, be sure to take a look at the Rubens to Sickert exhibition catalogue, edited by the curator of the exhibition, Dr Naomi Lebens.

At 128 pages, the catalogue presents a complete overview of the exhibition's astonishing range of master artworks, combining interpretation with imagery.

Until the exhibition opens on the 18th May, you can purchase the Rubens to Sickert catalogue on the Reading Museum online shop for the discounted price of just £8.