In the Age of Giorgione
12 March — 5 June 2016
Trace the development of ideas that changed the course of art in this highly original exploration of the Venetian Renaissance. Bringing together iconic paintings by masters such as Titian and Giorgione, we shed new light on a pivotal yet little-understood moment in the history of art.
William Heath Robinson’s Life of Line
8 March — 3 June 2016
William Heath Robinson, immortalised as the “gadget man”, was an illustrator of enormous range and charm. The RA Library Print Room is proud to showcase his evocative book illustrations that reveal his mastery of black and white line.
RA Family Album
Yinka Shonibare MBE RA
From 16 May 2016
RA Family Album brings together over 160 images that span the Royal Academy’s 248-year history. The juxtaposition of images reveals the rich tapestry of activity which takes place behind these walls.
The Edge of Printing
Art Sales at the RA
27 April — 23 October 2016
Tess Jaray RA presents presents works on paper by selected Royal Academicians, including Rebecca Salter, Anne Desmet and Peter Freeth alongside a number of invited artists.
Ken Howard’s Switzerland
Academicians in Focus
28 April — 23 October 2016
For the fourth in the Academicians in Focus series, we are proud to present a selection of small paintings by Ken Howard RA made during his extensive travels in Switzerland.
Ai Weiwei 360
Experience the show online
20 January — 20 November 2016
Ai Weiwei at the RA was the cultural phenomenon of the year. If you weren’t lucky enough to see the show, this is your chance to experience it online.
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Summer Exhibition 2016
13 June — 21 August 2016
Sponsored by Insight Investment
Richard Wilson, leading British sculptor and Royal Academician, is set to make his mark on a 248-year-old institution, the Summer Exhibition.
Bill Jacklin RA: The Graphic Work 1961 – 2016
3 June — 28 August 2016
In the first ever retrospective of Bill Jacklin RA’s graphic work, etchings from the 1960s are shown alongside newly created monotypes.
Peter Cook RA: Floating Ideas
8 June — 2 October 2016
Visionary architect and educator Sir Peter Cook RA creates an installation in the Architecture Space that evokes a world of architectural possibilities through over 60 drawings submitted to the Summer Exhibitions from the mid-1960s to the present day.
Thought of Train of Thought
Terrace Wires: Ron Arad RA
From 7 July 2016
British sculptor and Royal Academician Ron Arad presents a new public installation in St Pancras International station.
David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life
2 July — 2 October 2016
Sponsored by Cazenove Capital Management
David Hockney returns to the RA with a remarkable new body of work. Embracing portraiture with a renewed creative vigour, he offers an intimate snapshot of the LA art world and the people who have crossed his path over the last two years.
RA Schools Show 2016
23 June — 3 July 2016
The RA Schools Show is the annual exhibition of works by final year students at the historic Royal Academy Schools, the first art school in Britain.
24 September 2016 — 2 January 2017
Sponsored by BNP Paribas
Abstract Expressionism will forever be associated with the energy and vibrancy of 1950s New York. Artists like Pollock, Rothko and de Kooning injected a new sense of confidence in painting, experimenting with improvisation, spontaneity and colour.
Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans
29 October 2016 — 29 January 2017
The theatrical, the satirical and the macabre come together in arresting fashion in the art of James Ensor. Curated by Luc Tuymans, this exhibition will present a truly original body of work, seen through the eyes of one of today’s leading painters.
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