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Royal Academy of Arts

The storied London institution has fostered the understanding, appreciation, and practice of art for more than 250 years.

Empowering Emerging Artists

Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts, also known, as the RA, was founded through a personal act of King George III in 1768 on the petition of 36 architects and artists committed to displaying, teaching, and appreciating the arts. Today, it is home to Britain's oldest art academy, the RA Schools. Each year, the RA Schools offers 17 emerging artists placement in its immersive, three-year postgraduate curriculum. 

Additionally, the Royal Academy of Arts hosts dynamic exhibitions that feature works ranging from the ancient to the contemporary and it houses an expansive collection of British art. Every year, the Summer Exhibition, the largest open-submission exhibition in the world, features emerging artists' works across all mediums. In 2018, the RA unveiled the "New RA" in honor of its 250th anniversary. The New RA links the previously separated Piccadilly and Burlington Gardens galleries, creating an expanded campus with increased space for our galleries, exhibitions, classes, and collection.

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Exhibition - From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism (2012)