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.
Ann Christopher RA
Drawing – The Lines of Time
25 February — 29 May 2016
This exhibition presents a new series of drawings, *The Lines of Time*, by the award-winning abstract sculptor Ann Christopher RA.
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.
27 April — 29 May 2016
We present the results of an ideas competition which invited architects to come up with new and creative uses for London’s brownfield sites.
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.
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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.
The London Original Print Fair 2016
5 May — 8 May 2016
Visit London’s longest-running art fair to view and buy works from all periods and styles of printmaking.
Thought of Train of Thought
Terrace Wires: Ron Arad RA
7 July 2016 — 1 January 2017
British sculptor and Royal Academician Ron Arad presents a new public installation in St Pancras International station.
Summer Exhibition 2016
13 June — 21 August 2016
Sponsored by Insight Investment
Held without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition displays works in a variety of mediums and genres by emerging and established contemporary artists.
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
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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