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Celebrating the Royal Academy: Its 250th Anniversary 1768-2018 Pamela Campbell-Johnston Tuesday 13 November 2018

Britain’s oldest fine art institution celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2018. The Royal Academy has an illustrious history that spans from the mid 18th century through to the 21st Century. The fully illustrated talk explores a selection of its ground-breaking temporary loan exhibitions and considers its role and impact on the art scene both on British soil and overseas. The impressive roll-call of artists over the past 250 years include household names such as Reynolds, Constable, Turner, Munnings and, more recently Hockney, Paolozzi, Foster, Craig-Martin and Gormley.