Exterior View, Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts

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Interior view, Royal Academy of Arts
Rhod Walls, © Fraser Marr

Interior view, Royal Academy of Arts

Exterior View, Royal Academy of Arts
© Fraser Marr

Exterior View, Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House facade, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Interior view, Royal Academy of Arts

Interior view, Royal Academy of Arts

Interior view, Royal Academy of Arts

Interior view, Royal Academy of Arts

Here, the historical meets the contemporary. For more than two centuries, from the earliest stirrings of modernity to the present, this defiantly independent institution has embraced the spirit of debate and become a testing ground for new ideas and artists. Despite its impeccable heritage – or perhaps because of it – the Academy has proven itself time and again to be unafraid of art’s dignified past as it embraces artistic controversy. One of its great exhibitions, the famed Sensation show of 1997, launched an entire generation of daring Young British Artists.
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