Royal Academy of Arts

Explore free displays and top exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts on Piccadilly.

The Royal Academy was founded in 1768 by artists and architects and is still dedicated to their original aim of promoting the appreciation, understanding and practice of art in all its forms.
What can I see at the Royal Academy of Arts?

Enjoy some of the finest temporary and touring art exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, from ancient sculpture to contemporary masterpieces. The Academy’s permanent collection spans 250 years of British Art with works from the likes of John Constable, J.M.W. Turner and David Hockney. It is also home to the annual Summer Exhibition.

What is the Summer Exhibition?

The Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open submission exhibition where anyone can enter their work to be considered for inclusion. Works from emerging artists sit alongside pieces from established names with former exhibitions including new works from artists such as Tracy Emin and Bruce Nauman.

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, UK
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