Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts
Royal Academy of Arts map location

Royal Academy of Arts address and telephone

Address:
Royal Academy of Arts is located at: Burlington House, Piccadilly,
London W1J 0BD
England
Telephone:
You can contact Royal Academy of Arts on Work +44 (0) 207 300 8090
Website:
The Royal Academy of Arts website can be visited at www.royalacademy.org.uk

Royal Academy of Arts opening times and ticket price

Opening hours:
Royal Academy of Arts is open to the public from: 10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun); 10 AM to 10 PM (Fri); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Visiting hours are subject to change, and may not apply on public holidays. Always reconfirm whether it’s open to visitors before making plans to visit Royal Academy of Arts
Time required:
A typical visit to Royal Academy of Arts lasts 1 hour (approx)

How to get to Royal Academy of Arts

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Craig’s London blog> Read Craig’s review of the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts

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The Royal Academy of Arts occupies Burlington House – one of the few remaining Piccadilly mansions. It was built for the Earl of Burlington in 1768, and sold to the British Government in 1854. It was then leased to the Royal Academy and became the country’s very first art school.

The Royal Academy

The Royal Academy is made up of eighty academics, elected to one of the following three disciplines: painting, sculpture or architecture. Each member is also obliged to donate a piece of their own work to the collection, so the walls are swelled with works by Turner, Gainsborough, Chambers and West.

Summer Exhibition

The Summer Exhibition has been held at the Royal Academy of Arts every year since 1769. This annual event is staged in June, July and August, and is open to all aspiring artists. Everyone is free to submit a picture, and the best get hung upon the gallery walls.

 
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  • TomK – “The summer exhibition is always worth a visit, I try and go every year. Unlike a normal gallery there's always a great mix of stuff. You've got your portraits and landscapes, bowls of fruit, modern stuff and abstract stuff.. And they usually lump them all together in the same room as well. So if you dont like one painting you can have a look at the one 6 inches away which will probably be totally different. Naturally, with some it being done by amateurs a lot of it is a bit ropey, and its hard to see how some of them got past the judges. But for every lousy one there is usually two good ones. Half of the famous artists these days cant paint for toffee, and its nice to see that normal everyday people still do the traditional stuff well.”

If you like Royal Academy of Arts, then you might also like…

> Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld has one of Europe’s finest collections of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.
> Tate Britain Tate Britain shows British art from the 16th-century onwards. See J W Turner and David Hockney.
> National Portrait Gallery Pictures, paintings and statues of monarchs, including British stars of stage and screen.
> Wallace Collection The Wallace Collection is one of London’s best galleries, with works by Rembrandt, Rubens and Titian.
 

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