Following the ongoing closure of the Royal Academy of Arts, the venue has announced changes to its upcoming exhibition programme.

Angelica Kauffman, Self-portrait with the bust of Minerva (around 1784) © Photo: Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur

The Royal Academy of Arts have announced changes to its upcoming exhibition programme due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

While a reopening date for the venue has yet to be confirmed, the Royal Academy of Arts has announced that its Léon Spilliaert exhibition will now remain throughout the Summer until the 20th September.

Meanwhile, the gallery has also announced that Gauguin and the Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection will open when the Royal Academy opens and will run until the 18th October.

The Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition will also be rescheduled to be on display from October this year, with the exact dates yet to be announced. It is the first time in the venue’s history that this exhibition will not be held over the Summer – including the War years.

Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul will be on display at the Royal Academy from the 15th November until the 28th February 2021. This exhibition will concentrate on Tracey Emin’s ongoing fascination with Edvard Munch and his influence on her own work.

The venue has also announced the postponement of its anticipated Marina Abramović exhibition which will now be displayed in the Autumn 2021 and its Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist exhibition that is postponed until sometime in 2021.

Also due to the closure, the Royal Academy has cancelled its Angelica Kauffman and Cezanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings exhibitions – both of which were also set to open this year.

All of the new dates for the exhibitions are pending government advice and could potentially change in coming weeks.


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