Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London
Greater London
W1J 0BD
England

Website

www.royalacademy.org.uk/

E-mail

events.lectures@royalacademy.org.uk

Telephone

020 7300 8000

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The Royal Academy of Arts was founded by George III in 1768. Governed by artists to 'promote the arts of design' and was the first institution in Great Britain devoted solely to the promotion of the visual arts. The Royal Academy raised the standing of art, artists and architecture. It has held an annual selling exhibition since its formation and held its first loan exhibition in 1870 of 'Ancient Masters'. It now enjoys an unrivalled reputation as a venue for exhibitions of international importance.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Library, Historic house or home, Museum

Opening hours

Sat-Thurs 10.00-18.00
Fri 10.00-22.00

Admission charges

Varies with each exhibition

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Collection details

Design, Fine Art, Architecture

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Full length portrait of a man wearing Renaissance-era clothes

Giovanni Battista Moroni

  • 25 October 2014 — 25 January 2015 *on now

In Autumn 2014, the Royal Academy of Arts will present the first comprehensive exhibition in the UK to showcase the works of the Bergamo artist Giovanni Battista Moroni.

A contemporary of Titian, and one of the most important painters of the Northern Italian Renaissance, Moroni is widely regarded as one of the greatest portraitists of all time. His genius lay in his ability to capture both the exact likeness, character and inner life of his sitters with a rare penetrating insight.

Depicting members of the society in which he lived, his portraits convey a humanity, particularly in his portrayal of the regular people of Bergamo of his day, and are remarkable for their vitality, directness and immediacy. The exhibition will present Moroni not only as a distinctive portraitist but also in his lesser-known role as a religious painter.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

See website for details on admission charges.

Website

https://tickets.royalacademy.org.uk/performancelist.asp?ShoID=2189

Members in Focus: Mick Rooney RA

  • 30 October 2014 — 23 April 2015 *on now

This exhibition is the first in a new series celebrating the work of our Royal Academicians. Mick Rooney RA describes the selection as ‘the snippets that come out of the everyday’.

Admission

Please check before visiting.

Website

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/members-in-focus-mick-rooney-ra

Sculpture by Allen Jones

Allen Jones RA

  • 13 November 2014 — 25 January 2015 *on now

This autumn the Royal Academy of Arts will present the first major exhibition of Allen Jones’ work in the UK since 1995. As one of the UK’s most influential and celebrated living artists, this will be a long-overdue appraisal of Jones’ comprehensive contribution to British Pop art.

Allen Jones RA will span the artist’s entire career from the 1960s to the present. Comprising over 80 works, the exhibition will feature examples of Jones’ paintings and sculpture, including the iconic furniture works from the late 60s, and new works created especially for this exhibition. Rarely-seen drawings will also be displayed to showcase Jones’ exceptional skills as a draughtsman, and the important influence of the medium of drawing on his practice as a whole.

Moving away from a traditional chronological approach, the works will be grouped into key sequences, to allow connections and common themes to emerge and to promote a comprehensive understanding of Jones’ wide-ranging artistic practice.

Admission

£11.50 (without donation £10). Concessions available. Friends of the RA and under 16s go free.

Website

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/allen-jones-ra

Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne

  • 24 January — 10 April 2015

Peter Paul Rubens has been described as the “prince of painters”. A bold claim? Judge for yourself at this, the first major overview of his work and legacy.

Admission

£16.50 (without donation £15). Concessions available. Friends of the RA and under 16s go free.

Website

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/rubens-and-his-legacy

Premiums: Interim Projects 2015

  • 13 February — 11 March 2015

This annual exhibition provides an opportunity to view new work by emerging artists at a point when their work is still developing, during their three year postgraduate course at the RA Schools, Britain’s first art school. The exhibition includes painting, performance, photography, sculpture, site-specific installation and video.

Website

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/premiums-interim-projects-2015

Richard Diebenkorn

  • 14 March — 7 June 2015

Revered as one of the great post-war masters in his native United States, Richard Diebenkorn is an artist whose staunchly independent career takes us from abstraction to figuration and back again.

Admission

£11.50 (without donation £10). Concessions available. Friends of the RA and under 16s go free.

Website

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/richard-diebenkorn

The Converse x Dazed Emerging Artists Award 2015

  • 18 April — 17 May 2015

A celebration of exciting new talent in the art world, the Converse x Dazed Emerging Artists Award is one of the most prestigious competitions for UK artists at the start of their career. In 2015, we play host to work by the winners in our Burlington Gardens galleries for the very first time.

Website

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/the-converse-dazed-emerging-artists

Summer Exhibition 2015

  • 8 June — 16 August 2015

Now in its 247th year, this exhibition continues the tradition of showcasing work by both emerging and established artists in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. The Summer Exhibition attracts a high volume of entrants annually with over 10,000 entries received in 2013.

Admission

£13.50 (without donation £12). Concessions available. Friends of the RA and under 16s go free.

Website

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/summer-exhibition-2015

RA Schools Show 2015

  • 12 — 28 June 2015

Held in the historic studio spaces of the Schools, the exhibition invites students to show works developed over a three-year period of postgraduate study, providing visitors with a rare opportunity to view and buy exceptional pieces from an aspiring generation of artists.

Website

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/ra-schools-show-2015

Joseph Cornell Wanderlust

  • 4 July — 27 September 2015

From a basement in New York, Joseph Cornell channelled his limitless imagination into some of the most original art of the 20th century. Step into his beguiling world at this landmark exhibition.

Admission

£11.50 (without donation £10). Concessions available. Friends of the RA and under 16s go free.

Website

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/joseph-cornell

Ai Weiwei

  • 19 September — 13 December 2015

In September 2015 the RA welcomes Ai Weiwei, the major artist and cultural phenomenon. His work is visionary, iconoclastic and increasingly political. When he speaks, the world listens.

Admission

£15.50 (without donation £15). Concessions available. Friends of the RA and under 16s go free.

Website

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/ai-weiwei

Jean-Etienne Liotard

  • 24 October 2015 — 31 January 2016

Jean-Etienne Liotard was an artist in great demand at noble courts across Enlightenment Europe. An eccentric and distinctive portraitist, he also made carefully observed scenes of contemporary life in far-flung locales.

Admission

£11.50 (without donation £10). Concessions available. Friends of the RA and under 16s go free.

Website

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/jean-etienne-liotard

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