Royal Academy of Arts
Statue and exterior
Royal Academy of Arts
Time Out says
Tue Nov 27 2012
Britain's first art school was founded in 1768 and moved to the extravagantly Palladian Burlington House a century later. It is now best known for the galleries. Expect to pay for blockbusters (like 2008's popular 'From Russia' show) in the Sackler Wing or main galleries, while shows in the John Madejski Fine Rooms are drawn from the RA's holdings – ranging from Constable to Hockney – and are free. The Royal Academy's biggest event is the Summer Exhibition, which for more than two centuries has drawn from works entered by the public as well its Royal Academicians. The nozzles of the courtyard fountain are layed out to match the position of the stars and planets on the night in 1723 when Sir Joshua Reynolds, artist and RA Founding President, was born.
Royal Academy of Arts Piccadilly
What's on at Royal Academy of Arts
The RA brings the first major survey of Australian art in over 50 years to London, with art spanning 180 years of Australian history. Featuring a diverse range of aboriginal, modernist and contemporary art, the exhibition explores the impact of the landscape...
The 19th century French satirist's work acts a vivid history of the socio-political fabric of his time. As well as political cartoons, his work also involved painting, sculpture and printmaking which garnered him many devoted fans, including Baudelaire,...
Examining Mexico's creatively fertile inter-war period through the art of Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco amongst others, this exhibition aims to shed unprecedented light on Mexican art. A handful of European artists who were influenced by Mexican...
This year’s exhibition of graduating RA students is sure to be a crowd puller, not least for a chance to see the students who have already achieved fame like Charlie Billingham and Eddie Peake but to see what the other 15 students have been doing for...
Richard Rogers has been one of the most influential modern British architects, and this show aims to explore his thinking whilst highlighting his ongoing contribution to the British landscape.
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- Rating: 4/5
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For its annual, open-submission ‘Summer Exhibition’, the Royal Academy sticks to the simple formula of exhibiting well-known artists alongside unknowns. It’s a winning idea. And when the majority of works are for sale – ranging from the reasonable to...
An exhibition dedicated to the wide ranging work of this popular British architect, featuring his building designs alongside illustrative work for wine bottles, pottery and stage sets.