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Friends previews: The New RA

Preview

  • 16 May 2018, 12 — 6pm
  • 17 May 2018, 10am — 6pm
  • 18 May 2018, 10am — 10pm

Become a Friend

We invite Friends of the RA and members of the Academicians’ Room to join us for an exclusive preview of the new RA three days ahead of the public opening.

This month, we celebrate the opening of the new RA with an unforgettable opening week – with priority access, creative celebrations and events. Friends can join us, with a family guest, for an exclusive preview of our new spaces from Wednesday 16 May.

Drop in and explore our new spaces and displays, including current projects by RA Schools students, Invisible Landscapes in our new architecture studio and treasures from the RA collection in The Great Tradition.

Plus, discover new places to unwind, connect with art and catch-up over a drink – with extended opening hours on Friday evening. No booking required.

Wednesday 16 May, 12pm-6pm
Thursday 17 May, 10am-6pm
Friday 18 May, 10am-10pm

More opening week events

Friends previews of Tacita Dean’s LANDSCAPE
Book your time slot for your first look at Royal Academician Tacita Dean’s LANDSCAPE, in our brand-new Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries. Book now

Wednesday 16 May, 12pm-6pm
Thursday 17 May, 10am-6pm
Friday 18 May, 10am-10pm

Join the Art Party
Share your experience with more friends and family at our Art Party Weekend, with free workshops, tours, displays, late night performances and DJs the whole family can enjoy. No booking required.

Saturday 19 May, 10am-10pm
Sunday 20 May, 10am-6pm

Whichever way you choose to celebrate with us, we look forward to welcoming you to the new RA!

Friends previews of the New RA are open to Friends of the RA, RA250 Friends, RA250 Supporters and members of the Academicians’ Room only.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 16 May 2018, 12 — 6pm
  • 17 May 2018, 10am — 6pm
  • 18 May 2018, 10am — 10pm

Burlington House and Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, no booking required.