Charles I: King and Collector
27 January — 15 April 2018
Supported by BNY Mellon, Anniversary Partner of the Royal Academy of Arts, and Royal Collection Trust.
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.
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.
Richard Deacon RA Selects
From 31 July 2017
The sculptures in this display have all been selected by Richard Deacon RA.
Chris Orr RA: The Miserable Lives of Fabulous Artists
Academicians in Focus
2 February — 9 August 2018
Our ‘Academicians in Focus’ programme continues with a display presenting unique new works on paper by Chris Orr RA, from his series ‘The Miserable Lives of Fabulous Artists’.
20 November 2017 — 30 March 2018
The renowned equestrian sculpture by GF Watts RA returns to the RA courtyard 113 years after it was first displayed in the Royal Academy’s courtyard in 1904, with a new bronze cast at the foundry of Pangolin Editions.
Works of Feeling: Pre-Raphaelite Book Illustration
2 January — 27 April 2018
A display of Victorian wood-engravings in the Royal Academy Print Room, featuring Pre-Raphaelite artists including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt.
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Basil Beattie RA: A Passage of Time
Art Sales at the RA
23 February — 23 April 2018
We are proud to present the latest exhibition from the Royal Academy’s Art Sales programme; ‘A Passage of Time’, by Basil Beattie RA.
19 May — 12 August 2018
Leading artist Tacita Dean is the first to take over our new galleries with pioneering, poetic work.
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.
London Original Print Fair 2018
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
3 May — 6 May 2018
Visit the London Original Print Fair – London’s favourite boutique art fair.
RA Schools Show 2018
8 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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