Gauguin and the Impressionists
Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection
7 August — 18 October 2020
Denmark’s Ordrupgaard Collection is a treasure trove of important Impressionist works. This year, we showcase 60 of its works by painters such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Morisot, Degas and Gauguin – many of which have never been seen in the UK.
To maintain safe social distancing in our galleries, we are only able to offer around 15% of our usual tickets. Friends of the RA have priority for these slots which must be pre-booked in advance.
★ Everyone (including Friends) must book tickets for a timed slot online or by phone.
★ This exhibition has reduced capacity, so we may ask you to move on more quickly if the galleries become busy.
★ Please be aware: if you plan on visiting the Summer Exhibition that the lift nearest these exhibitions is out of order. Alternative routes are available but will add 10-15 minutes to your journey through the building.
★ From Tuesday 6 October, the RA will be open Mon–Sun: 10am–6pm.
★ All ticket holders can visit our free displays.
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The Ordrupgaard Collection outside Copenhagen reads like a 19th-century roll-call of Impressionist masters who reshaped Western art. It was assembled by a wealthy Danish couple with the help of an early champion of Impressionism and French writer, Théodore Duret.
This exhibition is a unique opportunity to view the Ordrupgaard Collection’s treasure trove of Impressionist works, from Monet and Degas, to pre-Impressionist artists like Corot and Courbet, as well as artists associated with the Barbizon School such as Dupré and Daubigny.
The exhibition closes with a series of works by Paul Gauguin, which span his career, from Brittany to Tahiti, and chart the development of his highly personal use of colour and simplified forms.
Exhibition organised by Ordrupgaard, Copenhagen and the Royal Academy of Arts.
7 August — 18 October 2020
Weds–Sun 11am – 5pm
The RA will be open Mon–Sun: 10am–6pm from Tuesday 6 October.
£17 (without donation £15). Concessions available. Under-16s go free with a fee-paying adult. Everyone (including Friends) must book tickets for a timed slot online or by phone.
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Gauguin and the Impressionists catalogue
If you’re unable to visit, you can still explore our beautifully illustrated catalogues. Gauguin and the Impressionists illustrates 60 works from the Ordrupgaard Collection in Copenhagen, representing the very best of French painting from Ingres to Matisse.