24 September 2016 — 2 January 2017
Lead sponsor BNP Paribas
Exploring an unparalleled period in American art, this long-awaited exhibition reveals the full breadth of a movement that will forever be associated with the boundless creative energy of 1950s New York.
David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life
2 July — 2 October 2016
Sponsored by Cazenove Capital Management
Booking is essential for both Friends and visitors. Some same-day tickets may be available to book at the RA.
Flowing Lines of Grace
Drawing Drapery in the Late Nineteenth Century
26 July — 7 October 2016
The classical revival in British art and sculpture during the second half of the nineteenth century fuelled the widespread fascination for all things antique.
John Gibson RA
A British Sculptor in Rome
8 September — 18 December 2016
To mark the 150th anniversary since his death, this exhibition reexamines the sculpture of John Gibson RA.
Art Sales at the RA
7 September 2016 — 20 February 2017
Eileen Cooper RA presents, Surface Cutting, a diverse collection of works for sale by Royal Academicians including Grayson Perry, Eileen Cooper, Vanessa Jackson and Stephen Chambers alongside a number of invited artists.
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.
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Ken Howard’s Switzerland
Academicians in Focus
28 April — 30 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932
11 February — 17 April 2017
One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution, this powerful exhibition explores one of the most momentous periods in modern world history through the lens of its groundbreaking art.
America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s
25 February — 4 June 2017
2009-2017 Season supported by JTI
The art of 1930s America tells the story of a nation in flux: from the cities of the East Coast to the industrial heartland of the mid-West, from the farmlands of Texas to the beaches of California. Artists responded to rapid social change and economic anxiety with some of the 20th century’s most powerful art - brought together now in this once-in-a-generation show.
A Project by Ordinary Architecture
15 October 2016 — 15 January 2017
This Autumn the RA has commissioned Ordinary Architecture to create a series of interventions around Burlington House that offer an intriguing contemporary counterpoint to the ‘origin myths’ of architecture.
Premiums: Interim Projects 2017
27 January — 5 February 2017
‘Premiums: Interim Projects’ features the work of artists at the midpoint of their studies at the RA Schools. This annual exhibition provides an opportunity to see up-to-the-minute work by emerging artists at a time when their practice is still developing.
Summer Exhibition 2017
12 June — 20 August 2017
Sponsored by Insight Investment
Now in its 249th year, the Summer Exhibition provides a unique platform for emerging and established artists.
RA Schools Show 2017
22 June — 2 July 2017
With its roots in RA heritage but its focus firmly fixed on the here and now, the RA Schools Show is a highlight of the contemporary art calendar.
Matisse in the Studio
5 August — 12 November 2017
Step into the studio of Henri Matisse, brimming with the artist’s treasured objects. Focusing exclusively on their important role in his work for the first time, we will reveal how this eclectic collection took on new life in his transcendent art.
23 September — 10 December 2017
In 1949, Jasper Johns arrives in New York City from South Carolina, seeking somewhere he’ll find art and artists. Six decades of continually evolving, technically brilliant, groundbreaking work later, he is considered one of our greatest living artists.
Dalí / Duchamp
7 October 2017 — 7 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.
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