Saturday Social at the Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy is open late every Friday until 10pm (last admission 9.30pm)
21 July 2012
10am – 10pm
To celebrate both the Summer Exhibition
and the opening of From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism
at the Royal Academy we are staging a special day of activities. Watch musical entertainment in the courtyard and film screenings about the work of major Impressionist painters, or collect an art detective trail to complete as a family.
Learn about the work of famous Impressionists such as Manet, Renoir and Monet and listen to specialist talks and films about their lives, practices and inspirations.
Live Music, 10am-1pm
To celebrate the opening of 'From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism' at the Royal Academy, enjoy live classical music in the courtyard, between 10am and 1pm.
Sensational Colour Workshop, 11am-2pm
Budding young artists and their parents/carers can get involved and take part by exploring moods and feelings through a vibrant multimedia drawing workshop.
Families can also collect an art detective
trail to complete as a family in both exhibitions, Summer Exhibition 2012 and 'From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism - Paintings from the Clark'.
- Free entry but places are limited so please book in advance here
Docent Tour of the John Madejski Fine Rooms, 11.30am
Find out more about the Royal Academy on a free tour of the John Madejski Fine Rooms. Tours last for an hour and focus on selected works from the RA Collection and also give an insight into the history of the Royal Academy and Burlington House.
- Free, no booking required, places are first come first served on the day. Purchase of an exhibition ticket is necessary. Meeting point: John Madejski Fine Rooms entrance.
Summer Exhibition 2012 1 and 3pm
From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism - Paintings from the Clark 2 and 3.30pm
In both the 'Summer Exhibition' and 'From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism' the spotlight tours will provide an introduction to the exhibition and explore the thoughts and techniques behind the works.
- Free, no booking required, places are first come first served on the day. Purchase of an exhibition ticket is necessary. Meeting point: Exhibition entrance.
In collaboration with ZCZ Films
we will be screening the series 'The Impressionists: Painting and Revolution' from 4pm throughout the afternoon, exploring the revolutionary achievements of the Impressionists, through the stories of some of Art’s most famous painters. Each episode is one hour long.
Free entry but places are limited so please book in advance:
Episode One - Monet, Renoir & Pissarro Book Now
Episode Two - Monet, Renoir & Pissarro Book Now
Episode Three - Degas, Caillebotte, Morisot, Cassatt & Gauguin Book Now
Episode Four - Seurat, Monet & Van Gogh Book Now
Saturday Social Evening Offer
Join us during the evening for special offers for both 'Summer Exhibition 2012' and 'From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism - Paintings from the Clark'.
Click here for more information and to book
Live Jazz and DJ, 6.30-10pm
As part of our evening activities enjoy a live Jazz performance in the courtyard by Tom Hannah
and an eclectic selection of music from a DJ in the Friends’ room all evening from 6.30pm.
- Free, no booking required, places are first come first served