Now celebrating 250 years, the Royal Academy – Britain's first art school – has recently expanded its campus, bringing in new free displays. Housed in the extravagantly Palladian Burlington House, the RA's biggest event is the Summer Exhibition, which draws from works entered by the public as well its Royal Academicians.
|Venue name:||Royal Academy of Arts||Contact:|
Burlington House, Piccadilly
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10am-6pm; Fri 10am-10pm|
|Transport:||Tube: Piccadilly Circus|
|Price:||Some exhibitions free, ticketed exhibitions vary|
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The Royal Academy is staging an exhibition celebrating the work of architect of museums, Renzo Piano. His designs include buildings such as The Shard, The Pompidou Centre in Paris and The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.Architecture Saturday September 15 2018 - Sunday January 20 2019
This exhibition marks 250 years since Captain James Cook set off to discover this part of the world, finding Tahiti, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia and numerous archipelagos. Featuring work from Oceania from throughout history to the present day featuring...Saturday September 29 2018 - Monday December 10 2018
Klimt and Schiele were both working in Vienna in the early 1900s and saw the world changing around them. Both known for their particular drawing and painting styles, as well as controversial for their very sexually explicit nudes, they were friends and...Painting Sunday November 4 2018 - Sunday February 3 2019
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I have been to the RA a couple of times now and I can safely say that they are really good at pulling you in! I stayed away from the Ai Wei Wei exhibition (I am not interested in anything that makes an obvious political statement) but I couldn't say no to seeing Painting the Modern Garden - Monet to Matisse. This exhibition brought together not only some of Monet's famous Japanese bridge over water lilies paintings but also his large paintings of water lilies in the pond being his last works. Finally seeing some of these together in one room was personally a dream come true. It also brought together the works of other Impressionists of the time, i.e. Matisse, Kandinsky and paintings of English and Scandinavian gardens. Altogether you got to see a lot of different interpretations as well as aesthetics. However to get there, I had to become a Friend of the RA which incidentally, is not cheap and does not include the Audio Guide :( Disaster averted, I turned on Apple Music and listened to French classics to block out the white noise. It worked quite well I have to say!
The Rubens exhibition at the Royal Academy of the Arts was absolutely fantastic!
I advise every art lover to visit the exhibitions. The gallery is near Piccadilly Circus in the very heart of London.
As this is advertised as a free gallery i went along to check it out...there were 3 or 4 paintings on a wall behind a stairwell that were free to view, all the exhibitions were £20 or more. This shouldn't be listed as a free gallery at all.