Royal Academy – ‘Spain and the Hispanic World’ is coming soon

Four millenia of Hispanic art and culture

Our first major exhibition of 2023 is opening just eight weeks from now.

Spain and the Hispanic World brings over 150 treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library in New York, to the UK for the first time.

Delve into Spanish and Hispanic art and culture and uncover its masterpieces: from paintings by Goya and Velázquez to dazzling objects from Colonial Latin America.

Spain and the Hispanic World: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library opens on 21 January.

Be one of the first to see our landmark exhibition at your Friends preview days, which are taking place on 18, 19 and 20 January.

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Inside the Hispanic Society Museum & Library
The treasures of the Hispanic Society of America reflect multiple cultures that stretched across millennia and continents, creating artistic fusions. In this article, Xavier Bray visits its atmospheric home in New York.

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More to look forward to

Coming soon: ‘Souls Grown Deep like the Rivers’
Meet the Black artists from the Southeastern US who built a unique art tradition in near isolation from established practices.

Souls Grown Deep like the Rivers: Black Artists from the American South will run from 17 March — 18 June 2023.

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What’s on now

‘Making Modernism’ is here

Our latest exhibition, Making Modernism, is open now. Discover what the Evening Standard has called “A revelatory look at four female artists” who helped to shape Modernism in Germany in the early 1900s: Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kӓthe Kollwitz, Gabriele Münter and Marianne Werefkin.

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William Kentridge in action

Have you seen our five-star William Kentridge exhibition yet? In this short video, watch how the artist found a way to stay entertained while we built his blockbuster show in the Royal Academy Main Galleries – by drawing onto our 400-year-old walls. See what he created here…

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