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Royal Academy of Arts

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

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September 24th - January 2nd, 2017 Abstract Expressionism
Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline, Lee Krasner, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, David Smith, Clyfford Still
September 8th - December 18th A British Sculptor in Rome
John Gibson
July 26th - October 7th Flowing Lines of Grace
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tameda, George Frederic Watts
July 2nd - October 2nd 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life
David Hockney
June 8th - October 2nd Floating Ideas
Peter Cook RA
April 28th - October 23rd Ken Howard’s Switzerland: Academicians in Focus
Ken Howard RA
April 27th - October 23rd The Edge of Printing
Oct, 2016 Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans
James Ensor
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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.

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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