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Royal Academy of Arts

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Address: Burlington House Piccadilly | Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, England
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Founded in 1768, this thriving center of artistic excellence is the oldest...

Founded in 1768, this thriving center of artistic excellence is the oldest fine arts institution in Britain, whose exhibitions attract over a million people each year.

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American fall

Such a beautiful building, art well hung. clear descriptions lead the visitor through the period. A joy to go, we look forward to visiting the summer exhibition later this year... read more

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was booked by my daughter who wanted to see the exhibition. After paying roughly £12 each we found this a small exhibition in three small rooms which only took us approx. 45mins to go around and no guide as to where to start, which room first or didn't it matter? I've still no idea.....! Timed entrance tickets booked in... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful building, art well hung. clear descriptions lead the visitor through the period. A joy to go, we look forward to visiting the summer exhibition later this year, one of the highlights of our year.

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this review

Dear Anna, thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you for the Summer Exhibition! Many thanks, Kate More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Travelled up from Brighton with my 16 year old daughter to the USA After the Fall exhibition. We both thought it was quite underwhelming (we go to a lot of exhibitions). A case of the advertising being better than the actual exhibition. There were relatively few paintings in three small rooms. The quality of some of the work exhibited was... More 

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this review

Dear Dave, thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the RA. I'm sorry to hear that you and your daughter were not inspired by the America After the Fall exhibition. It is hard to satisfy all tastes but the RA has a very wide range of exhibitions. I hope that you will both be able to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited both the Russian and the Americans after the Fall exhibitions and them both extremely interesting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited this ad I am a fan of Wood and Hopper but it is a very small exhibition and was quite crowded, despite timed tickets. The RA itself isn't easy to navigate and I had to ask directions to the exhibition. Maybe the crowds made finding any signage difficult. The staff were all helpful and friendly and the wait... More 

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the RA. I'm glad you enjoyed America After the Fall. I think there are some great works in the show. I agree our building can be hard to navigate. We are currently looking at how we can improve our way finding. We are part way through a signage test... More 

Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited both the Russian revolutionary exhibition & the USA after the fall (1930s). I much progress the USA one even though it was small. The Russian one highlighted the lack of real art at that time. Always has reasonable postcards & souvenirs, books etc from the exhibitions. Long walk upstairs but there is a lift to smaller exhibitions. Book... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Royal Academy to see 'Revolution - Russian Art' and was pleased to see that there was an additional show 'America after the Fall' upstairs. The Russian art is superb from propaganda posters to really beautiful pictures. I didn't have time to use the audio and relied on the (rather too small) descriptions. There were some good... More 

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely reviews. I am pleased you were able to see both shows - I agree they make an interesting parallel narrative. I'm sorry you found the galleries to be too busy. We do limit tickets for each time slot, but there is a difficult balance between giving people the opportunity to see the show, whilst ensuring... More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For someone curious about Art but not at all knowledgeable the audio guide made each painting interesting and will help my appreciation of art elsewhere. The subject was made accessible. The restaurant was crowded but the basic lunch I chose was good.

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Irvine, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Academy, which will be 250 years old next year, was established to identify the best artists in Britain and to train aspiring artists. Like most European Art Academies, it went through various stages up until the present. Painter Christopher Le Brun is the current president, the president MUST be an artist. But, the Academy takes as its purpose... More 

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, and for your loyalty in continuing to visit us. It is very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you for our future shows; there are some excellent shows coming over the next few months! Many thanks, Kate More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the experience having finally made it into the RA. Lovely building and interesting exhibitions - but they were incredibly busy.

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