The Royal Academy of Arts: сreative enlightenment

The Royal Academy of Arts: сreative enlightenment

The Royal Academy of Arts, or as it is often abbreviated, the RA, was founded in 1768 by a group of artists headed by portrait painter Joshua Reynolds. Under Reynolds, the academy functioned as a school aimed at teaching drawing, painting, and sculpture to young artists.

The RA's gallery space holds a wonderful collection of historic pieces of art dating to classical Greece, as well as temporary exhibits of art by new and emerging artists. The permanent galleries hold traditional works by former members such as Gainsborough and Reynolds, while the modern art exhibits are anything but traditional, and in recent years have stretched into conceptual art installations rather than more traditional painting and sculpture.

What you learn:
The Academy owns numerous plaster casts of ancient sculptures, you wil see the original antique sculpture in the RA Collection is the Draped Female Figure, attributed to Timotheus and created c. 375-350 BC. Also there will be the largest work in the Collection is a series of three murals by Sir James Thornhill, copying an earlier work by Raphael.

Opening times
Mon: closed
Tues–Sun: 10am–6pm

The average duration of the tour is 3 hours.

Additional exhibitions and expositions:
You can visit temporary exhibitions if tickets and time are available. 

*Additionally, we provide comfortable transport with a professional driver for your comfort. 
**We can meet you at the hotel or at a pre-arranged place. 
***The tour is individual, so we focus on your wishes and preferences. 

You will be accompanied by professional guides, art historians and curators, depending on the tour and excursion. 

We take care of your comfort and guarantee a lot of impressions.