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Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts was formed in 1768 as a centre not only to appreciate and reflect on the history and evolution of art, but also to discuss how it is practiced. It was Britain’s very first art school and retains the position of being a privately funded independent body. Through its many exhibitions, educational courses and other activities, it strives to promote every aspect of art in its many forms.

Throughout the course of the year there are a vast range of events held where leading artists from the contemporary scene display their work. A wide ranging collection of books and works of art are readily available on display and for research purposes. This includes those from the 18th century from figures such as George Romney, Lord Leighton and Dame Laura Knight.

Burlington House

Tel: 020 7300 8000
Opening Times: Open Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun, 10am-6pm; Fri, 10am-10pm

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    Bill Viola/Michelangelo

    Until Sunday 31st March 2019

    This exhibition explores the affinities between Bill Viola and Michelangelo, and is conceived as an immersive journey through the cycle of life. You'll see a selection of Michelangelo's most poignant works, including those from Windsor such as his drawings of the Crucifixion, as well as Michelangelo's only marble sculpture in the UK, the Virgin and Child with the Infant St John (the 'Taddei Tondo'). From Viola, we feature 12 major installations spanning his entire career, including the extraordinary Tristan's Ascension (The Sound of a Mountain Under a Waterfall), a five-metre-high projection depicting the ascent of the soul after death.

    FREEd 2
    • 2 x Adult: Free
    • 0 x Child: Free
    • 0 x OAP: Free
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