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News from the Academy
From the appointment of new Academicians to the latest updates on the Academy’s redevelopment plans, this is where you’ll find all our news announcements.
We have an exciting array of exhibitions coming up this year. Find out more about our future programme of exhibitions, including Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne, Richard Diebenkorn and Ai Weiwei here.
Works of art being hung at the Summer Exhibition 2014.
Photo: Benedict Johnson.
Summer Exhibition 2015
The Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show. Now in its 247th year, this exhibition continues the tradition of showcasing work by both emerging and established artists in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film.
This year, the exhibition is being coordinated by the leading British artist and influential teacher, Michael Craig-Martin RA.
Photograph by Rose Mandel. Courtesy and Copyright Rose Mandel Archive, Oakland, California. All Rights Reserved.
In March 2015 the Royal Academy of Arts will present a survey of Richard Diebenkorn’s figurative and abstract works to a UK audience for the first time in almost twenty-five years. Celebrated as a post-war Master in his native United States, the exhibition will serve as an opportunity to discover the importance of Diebenkorn (1922-1993) within the canon of American painting.
Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Brueghel the Elder,Pan and Syrinx,c.1617.
Oil on panel. 40 x 61 cm. Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, inv. GK 1229. Photo: Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister/Ute Brunzel.
Exhibition organised by the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts), Brussels.
Rubens and His Legacy
The first major exhibition in the UK to examine Rubens’ influence on art history, in an exploration of the artistic legacy of Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640). The exhibition will bring together masterpieces by Rubens and the artists who were inspired by him, during his lifetime and up until the twentieth century, including Van Dyck, Watteau, Turner and Delacroix, as well as Manet, Cézanne, Renoir, Klimt and Picasso.
RA awarded £1 million grant for Clore Learning Centre
The Royal Academy of Arts has been awarded a grant of £1 million from the Clore Duffield
Foundation for the new Clore Learning Centre, which forms part of the major redevelopment to transform Burlington Gardens and enable the RA to share and interpret its heritage for a broad 21st century audience.
The Royal Academy of Arts is proud to be involved for the first time this year in the historic Lord Mayor’s Show. Participants from the Royal Academy’s Learning programme will join RA staff and volunteers to take part in the magnificent Lord Mayor’s procession as it makes its way through London on Saturday 8 November. The float incorporates the artwork (pictured above) of Tony Allan, a learning disabled artist.
RA announces free access to exhibitions for under 16s
The Royal Academy of Arts today announced the introduction of a new policy offering free access to all exhibitions for young people under the age of 16. As part of the Royal Academy’s commitment to nurturing young artists of the future, the RA is extending its current offer of free exhibition entry for children under 12 to include young adults under 16 years old.
RA collaborates with BBC Arts in major partnership to celebrate the Summer Exhibition
This summer, the Royal Academy of Arts is collaborating with BBC Arts in a major partnership to celebrate the Summer Exhibition 2014. This will comprise coverage on BBC Arts Online, a BBC Two programme and an exhibition of works by the finalists from The One Show Summer Art Competition 2014.
RA takes part in Bicester Village's fifth annual British Designer's Collective Boutique in partnership with the British Fashion Council
For the first time the Royal Academy of Arts will feature work by artists from RA Editions at the British Designers’ Collective at Bicester Village from 21 May – 17 August 2014. Now in its fifth year, the Collective teams up with the British Fashion Council to showcase rising design talent in a dedicated pop-up boutique.
The RA announces an artists exchange programme between the RA Schools, The Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and practising artists in Hong Kong
The Royal Academy of Arts announced today the establishment of a three-year artist-in-residence exchange programme between Hong Kong, Beijing and London. The programme has been developed by Arts in Heritage Research Limited, Hong Kong (AHR), the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Royal Academy of Arts, London (RA).
Stephen Chambers: The Big Country and Other Stories at Pera Museum, Istanbul
In May 2014 the Pera Museum, Istanbul, will exhibit The Big Country and Other Stories by the Royal Academician Stephen Chambers. This is the first time that the Royal Academy of Arts, London, has collaborated with the Pera Museum to curate an exhibition of work by a Royal Academician.
The RA exhibits courtyard installation of sculpture by Lynn Chadwick RA
The Royal Academy of Arts, in collaboration with Blain Southern gallery, London, presents a major installation in the RA Courtyard of four large-scale sculptures by Lynn Chadwick RA (1914 - 2003) to celebrate the centenary of his birth.
The Royal Academy of Arts elects the architect Louisa Hutton and sculptor Rebecca Warren as new Royal Academicians; the artist El Anatsui and architect Peter Zumthor as Honorary Academicians; the theatre director Nicholas Hytner and author Svetlana Alpers as Honorary Fellows; and the artist Michael Landy RA as the new Eranda Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy Schools.
We have dedicated press viewings for every exhibition. After the press view, our galleries remain open to all AICA, NUJ and CIoJ card holders until two weeks before the exhibition closing date. We also offer discretionary access to working journalists who are covering our exhibitions, get in touch to find out more.
Filming and photography
As a working art institution we can’t always accommodate every request for filming and photography, but we’re always happy to hear from you if you’d like to arrange a shoot here. Filming and photography are always allowed on press viewings of exhibitions and we can also arrange out of hours access for crews (although you’ll need to avoid filming while we’re open to the public).
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