Royal Academy of Arts Burlington Gardens
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Time Out says
Posted: Mon Aug 6 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 Burlington Gardens 6 Burlington Gardens
What's on at Royal Academy of Arts Burlington Gardens
Film and video, Contemporary art
Since 1987, Moscow-based art collective AES+F have been leaders of the contemporary Russian scene, with star appearances at a handful of Venice Biennales. This will be their first UK museum show, and will see the group showcasing a trio of video inst...
Painting, Contemporary art
2013 may have seen our interest in pop art reach fever pitch, but there's still more on the horizon with this retrospective show of pop-indebted work from the '60s onwards by this British painter.
Work by 16 postgraduate students in their second year at the Royal Academy Schools features a diverse range of disciplines including painting, photography, performance art and sculpture.