Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’
23 September — 10 December 2017
“One hopes for something resembling truth, some sense of life, even of grace, to flicker, at least in the work.” Jasper Johns, 2008.
Dalí / Duchamp
7 October 2017 — 3 January 2018
Take another look at two artistic giants: father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador Dalí. This is the first exhibition to throw light on their surprising relationship and its influence on the work of both artists.
Second Nature: The Art of Charles Tunnicliffe RA
11 July — 8 October 2017
See the natural world through the eyes of Charles Tunnicliffe RA, one of the best-known wildlife illustrators of the 20th century.
Richard Deacon RA Selects
From 31 July 2017
The sculptures in this display have all been selected by Richard Deacon RA.
Fred Cuming RA
Academicians in Focus
29 March — 16 October 2017
Senior Academician Fred Cuming RA’s work is characterised by his exploration of dramatic light and shadow within the natural landscape. Reflecting upon the presence of man and society within nature, Cuming continues to work with passion and energy into his 80s. For this exhibition, he has produced a number of new paintings that are being shown for the first time.
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Etching: The Infernal Method
Art Sales at the RA
15 September 2017 — 19 February 2018
We are proud to present the latest exhibition from the Royal Academy’s Art Sales programme; ‘Etching: The Infernal Method’, curated by Norman Ackroyd RA.
11 December 2017 — 11 March 2018
Looking to the past, present and future of one of the cornerstones of artistic process, we ask what it means to make art from life, and how the practice is evolving as technology opens up new ways of making and seeing.
Charles I: King and Collector
27 January — 15 April 2018
Supported by BNY Mellon, Anniversary Partner of the Royal Academy of Arts
Discover the legendary art collection of Charles I. For the first time since the 17th century, this landmark exhibition will bring together the astounding treasures that changed the taste of the nation.
Dates to be announced
Leading artist Tacita Dean is the first to take over our new galleries with pioneering, poetic work.
The Interpretation of Movement (a 9:8 in blue)
Terrace Wires: Conrad Shawcross RA
From 22 June 2017
Sculptor and Royal Academician Conrad Shawcross presents a new public installation in St Pancras International station
Premiums: Interim Projects 2018
28 March — 29 April 2018
‘Premiums’ is a testing ground for artists from the Royal Academy Schools. At the half-way point of their studies, they present their work in this annual exhibition.
RA Schools Show 2018
6 June — 1 July 2018
Our annual degree show celebrates the 17 artists who have reached the end of their studies in the Royal Academy Schools. In this group show, they exhibit new work developed through an intensive three years of artistic progression.
Summer Exhibition 2018
12 June — 19 August 2018
Sponsored by Insight Investment
In our 250th year, Grayson Perry RA takes the helm to coordinate the world’s longest-running and largest open-submission show: the Summer Exhibition.
The Great Spectacle
250 Years of the Summer Exhibition
12 June — 19 August 2018
The Great Spectacle tells the story of 250 years of Summer Exhibitions, the world’s longest running annual display of contemporary art.
15 September 2018 — 20 January 2019
From the Pompidou Centre in Paris to New York’s Whitney Museum, the buildings of Renzo Piano have enriched cities across the globe. We mark 50 years of his pioneering work with a celebration of the unique vision behind Piano’s architecture.
29 September — 10 December 2018
Marking 250 years since Cook’s voyage to the South Pacific, we celebrate the dazzling and diverse art of the region of Oceania, from the historic to the contemporary.
Klimt / Schiele
Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna
4 November 2018 — 3 February 2019
See rare and fragile drawings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, offering intimate insights into their enigmatic relationship and differing creative processes. This extraordinary collaboration with the Albertina in Vienna marks the centenary of both artists’ deaths.
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