The diversity of our exhibitions programme sets us apart. From ancient sculptures to modern-day masterpieces and large-scale installations, we are the original home of the blockbuster.
Between 2010-13, five of the world’s top ten exhibitions with the highest daily attendance were held at the RA, including David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture, The Real Van Gogh and Anish Kapoor RA. In 2015, nearly 400,000 visitors came to see Ai Weiwei. Recent blockbusters have included Painting the Modern Garden, Abstract Expressionism and Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932.
As well as the household names, we love to help you discover your new favourite artists. The Sackler Wing and our Burlington Gardens galleries provide the perfect space to do this, from American abstract artist Richard Diebenkorn, to the undiscovered Renaissance genius Giovanni Battista Moroni.
Academicians play an important role in our exhibitions, from setting the programme to presenting their own work.