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Royal Academy of Arts 2018 Exhibitions

The Royal Academy have announced their exhibition programme for 2018 which will feature a celebration of the 250th anniversary of its Summer Exhibition and Charles I: King and Collector, a landmark exhibition that will reunite one of the most extraordinary and influential art collections ever assembled.

From Life

The Sackler Wing of Galleries and Tennant Gallery

11 December 2017 – 11 March 2018

In December, the Royal Academy of Arts will present From Life, a special exhibition project that will examine what making art from life has meant to artists throughout history and how the practice is evolving as technology opens up new ways of creating and visualising artwork.

Charles I: King and Collector

Main Galleries

27 January – 15 April 2018

In January 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts, in partnership with Royal Collection Trust, will present Charles I: King and Collector, a landmark exhibition that will reunite one of the most extraordinary and influential art collections ever assembled. Charles I: King and Collector will reunite around 150 of the most important works for the first time since the seventeenth century, providing an unprecedented opportunity to experience the collection that changed the appreciation of art in England.

Tacita Dean: LANDSCAPE

The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries

Dates to be announced

In 2018, the internationally renowned visual artist and Royal Academician will explore ‘landscape’ in its broadest sense: intimate collections of natural found objects, a mountainous blackboard drawing and a series of cloudscapes in chalk on slate created especially for the Royal Academy’s spaces.

The London Original Print Fair 2018

Main Galleries

3 – 6 May 2018

As the world’s longest running specialist fair dedicated to prints, The London Original Print Fair 2018 will welcome exhibitors from around the world, covering all periods of printmaking from Old Masters through to contemporary artists.

Summer Exhibition 2018

Main Galleries and The Sackler Wing of Galleries

12 June – 19 August 2018

The Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2018, and, to mark this auspicious occasion, the exhibition will be coordinated by Grayson Perry RA. As the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show, it provides a unique platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their works to an international audience, comprising a range of media from painting to printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture and film.

The Great Spectacle: 250 Years of the Summer Exhibition

The John Madejski Fine Rooms, Weston Rooms, Galleries I and II

12 June – 19 August 2018

The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition is the world’s longest running annual display of contemporary art. It has been held each year without interruption since 1769 at a succession of locations ranging from Pall Mall to Piccadilly. Staged to coincide with the 250th Summer Exhibition in 2018.

Renzo Piano*

The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries

15 September 2018 – 20 January 2019

In autumn 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a solo exhibition of the internationally renowned architect Renzo Piano Hon RA (b. 1937). It will be the first annual architecture exhibition in the newly refurbished galleries in Burlington Gardens and Piano’s first survey in London for almost 30 years.

Oceania*

Main Galleries

29 September – 10 December 2018

In September 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts will present Oceania, the first major survey of Oceanic art to be held in the United Kingdom. This ambitious exhibition will celebrate the art of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, encompassing the vast South Pacific region from New Guinea to Easter Island, Hawaii to New Zealand.

Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna

The Sackler Wing of Galleries

4 November 2018 – 3 February 2019

2018 marks the centenary of the deaths of two celebrated figures of twentieth century art: Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) and Egon Schiele (1890–1918). Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna, will be the first exhibition in the United Kingdom to focus exclusively upon the fundamental importance of drawing in the relationship between Austria’s two most famous artists.

For more information , visit the Royal Academy website here

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