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Hi Ana, it will be sometime over the next coupe of months but we can't confirm the date yet – we'll announce it on Twitter, or you can sign up for emails on our exhibition page:
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Royal Academy May 17
Friday is the day to in ! 🌍 Yinka Shonibare RA's 'Cheeky Little Astronomer' combines childlike curiosity with the scientific discovery of astronomers. See what you can find in the explorer
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Royal Academy May 17
Help shape our future as a heritage organisation! We're offering travel bursaries to arts professionals outside of to join us for an afternoon of free learning that will reflect on the RA's biggest transformation -
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Royal Academy May 16
For – here's an artist reaching to a nearby rainbow to collect colour with her brush. It was painted by one of our founders, Angelica Kauffman, in c.1778.
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EveningStandard Arts May 15
This year the show celebrates its 251st birthday 🎨
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Royal Academy May 15
We’d just like to take a moment to appreciate 'Saint Sebastian', our poster boy. Some scholars think he’s a disguised portrait of the male patron’s young lover. We’ll never know, but the result is magnificent.
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Royal Academy May 15
We're halfway through and it's time to – we're hitting up Green Park with the squad 🐮🐢🐓🐱🐧🐕
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Royal Academy May 15
When you accidentally open the front camera on your phone… (aka Tony Bevan RA’s ‘Head and Neck’ (2007) from the .)
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WALDEMAR JANUSZCZAK May 13
'Tis the birthday of Thomas Gainsborough! Hang out the flags! One of very few English painters with magic in his fingers. For me, his Countess Howe (aka Helen Mirren) is his finest female portrait. And the pictures of his daughters make me tremble. Be still my beating heart!
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Royal Academy May 14
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We got so carried away that we forgot to tag , the instigators behind this thread 😇
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Royal Academy May 14
Replying to @royalacademy
Shortly afterwards, Arthur Stockdale Cope picked up the commission and created this regal image of George V which remains.
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Royal Academy May 14
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The outcome from this fallout? Dicksee bought Sims’s painting, cut out the king’s head and set it on fire! Then the remaining painting, with the head cut out, was stored in a boiler room.
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Royal Academy May 14
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So, when Dicksee discovered the king didn’t like Sims’s portrait, he arranged for the painting to be returned to Sims on the condition he never show it again – but Sims wouldn’t comply.
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Royal Academy May 14
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By the time Sims completed his portrait of George V, however, his relationship with the RA and its President, Frank Dicksee, had deteriorated. (Here’s Frank Dicksee)
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Royal Academy May 14
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It’s by Arthur Stockdale Cope but Cope wasn’t the RA’s first choice – that was Charles Sims, Keeper of the RA and the man behind this landscape
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Royal Academy May 14
There’s a behind this elegant portrait of George V... 🤭
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RA Architecture May 13
HUGE congratulations to Boonserm Premthada from Bangkok Project Studio who is the winner of the 2019 Royal Academy Dorfman Award!!
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RA Architecture May 13
TONIGHT we kick off Architecture Awards Week 2019 with presentations from all the Royal Academy Dorfman Award finalists in front of an international jury! Head to Instagram to watch the live stream of the winner announcement after 8pm
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Liz White May 12
Feeling uplifted by . The balance and coming together of things.
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Royal Academy May 13
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Find out more about the women who fought the odds to be a part of our history – and the ones helping to secure our future:
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