We use cookies to improve your experience online. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookies policy.

If your journey to the RA has been disrupted by industrial action, please contact us to exchange your ticket.

Friends previews: Klimt / Schiele

Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna


  • 1 November 2018, 10am — 6pm
  • 2 November 2018, 10am — 6pm
  • 3 November 2018, 10am — 10pm
This event has now ended

See upcoming previews

Part of our

Klimt / Schiele

events programme
Go to exhibition page

We invite Friends of the RA to join us for an exclusive preview of our ‘Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna’ exhibition before it opens to the public.

This new exhibition will offer an intimate insight into the artistic relationship between two ground-breaking artists who shared a mutual admiration for each other’s talents and their divergent yet at times compellingly parallel styles.

Showcasing around 100 portraits, landscapes, nudes and erotic drawings, Klimt/Schiele will present some of the 20th century’s most important works on paper, which due to their delicacy will not be displayed again for many years. Highlights will include Klimt’s sketches for his seminal Beethoven Frieze, and unflinching self-portraits by Schiele. Prepare to encounter these two icons of Modernism at their most raw and revealing.

Join us this autumn for an exclusive preview of what promises to be an extremely popular exhibition, three days before it opens to the public, and explore this extraordinary collaboration with the Albertina Museum in Vienna.

Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London and the Albertina Museum, Vienna.

This event is open to Friends of the RA, RA250 Friends and RA250 Supporters and members of the Academicians’ Room only.

Booking is essential

Tickets for the 1 Nov and 2 Nov are now fully booked.

Klimt/Schiele will be held in our smaller Sackler Galleries and we anticipate our preview days will be extremely popular.

To ensure the best possible experience, Friends are required to book a free timed ticket for both themselves and their guest, whether visiting on the remaining preview days or during the normal run of the exhibition.

If you have already booked

If you have booked tickets for the Friends Previews and can no longer attend, please contact the Ticketing Team on tickets@royalacademy.org.uk or call 020 7300 8090.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 1 November 2018, 10am — 6pm
  • 2 November 2018, 10am — 6pm
  • 3 November 2018, 10am — 10pm

Sackler Wing of Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

Free, booking required. Booking is now only available for 3 Nov.