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London

Royal Academy of Arts

Venue Display
Royal Academy of Arts
50-52 Piccadilly
Burlington House
London W1J 0BD
United Kingdom
Venue Type: Gallery

Neighborhood:
mayfair



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> CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
October 11th - February 1st, 2015 100 Buildings 100 Years: Views of British Architecture since 1914
 
September 27th - December 14th Retrospective Exhibition
Anselm Kiefer
 
> UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Oct, 2014 Solo Exhibition
Giovanni Battista Moroni
 
> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/
EMAIL:  
natasha.bennett@royalacademy.org.uk
OPEN HOURS:  
Sat-Thu 10-6; Fri 10-10
PHONE:  
+44 (0)20 7300 8000
GALLERY TYPE:  
Contemporary
COST:  
Call for information
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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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