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Royal Academy of Arts

Venue Display
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London W1J0BD
United Kingdom
Venue Type: Gallery

Neighborhood:
other (outside main areas)



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> CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
April 28th - October 23rd Ken Howard’s Switzerland: Academicians in Focus
Ken Howard RA
 
April 27th - May 29th Urban Jigsaw
 
April 27th - October 23rd The Edge of Printing
 
March 12th - June 5th In the Age of Giorgione
Giorgione
 
March 8th - June 3rd William Heath Robinson’s Life of Line
William Heath Robinson
 
February 25th - May 29th Drawing – The Lines of Time
Ann Christopher RA
 
> UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Jul, 2016 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life
David Hockney
 
Jun, 2016 RA Schools Show 2016
 
Jun, 2016 Summer Exhibition 2016
 
Jun, 2016 Floating Ideas
Peter Cook RA
 
Jun, 2016 The Graphic Work 1961 – 2016
Bill Jacklin RA
 
> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/
GALLERY TYPE:  
Contemporary
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DESCRIPTION

The Royal Academy of Arts has a unique position in being an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artists and architects whose purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate.

History
The Academy was founded by George III in 1768. The 34 founding Members were a group of prominent artists and architects including Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir William Chambers who were determined to achieve professional standing for British art and architecture. They also wanted to provide a venue for exhibitions that would be open to the public; and to establish a school of art through which their skills and knowledge could be passed to future generations of practitioners.

The Academy today continues to aspire, in the words of its eighteenth-century founders, ‘to promote the arts of design’, that is: to present a broad range of visual art to the widest possible audience; to stimulate debate, understanding and creation through education; and to provide a focus for the interests of artists and art-lovers. The Academy has held an annual Summer Exhibition of works for sale since its formation and its first loan exhibition was held in 1870. The Academy now enjoys an unrivalled reputation as a venue for exhibitions of international importance.


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