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.
The Real and Imagined Cityscapes of Post-war Britain
18 February — 29 May 2017
‘Futures Found’ explores the contrasts between the ambitions for Britain’s new post-war cityscapes and the varied futures that were subsequently created. Through six case studies, proposed by guest curators, the *Futures Found* display will present the parallel and often conflicting narratives that developed around the selected projects, reflecting the multilayered contexts that have emerged over time.
Anthony Green RA
The Life and Death of Miss Dupont
18 January — 30 April 2017
The paintings of Anthony Green RA are immediately recognisable from their characteristic irregular shapes and the artist’s acutely personal subject matter. They are a fixture in the Academy’s ‘Summer Exhibition’, where Green has exhibited for 50 years.
Gary Hume RA: Prints Pictures
Art sales at the RA
16 February — 24 April 2017
The RA is proud to present the latest in a series of exhibitions from the Royal Academy’s Art Sales programme, celebrating the limited-edition prints of Gary Hume RA.
Olwyn Bowey RA
Academicians in Focus
3 November 2016 — 27 March 2017
The Royal Academy is delighted to present an intimate display of recent work by Senior Academician Olwyn Bowey as part of the ‘Academicians in Focus’ series.
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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.
Life Room: Anatomy of A Doll
1 April — 14 April 2017
Cathie Pilkington’s latest project fills the Academy’s Life Room with reappropriations of the doll and calls into question the figurative tradition in art.
London Original Print Fair 2017
4 May — 7 May 2017
Visit the London Original Print Fair – London’s favourite boutique art fair.
Summer Exhibition 2017
13 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 — 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.
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