Royal Academy – Get ready for a year of great art

Art too good to miss

From groundbreaking performance art to radical works on paper by the likes of Van Gogh and Renoir, there’s plenty to get excited about at the RA in 2023.

Visit every exhibition for free, whenever you like, with your Friends membership, and enjoy them first on members’ only preview days.

See in the new year with a five-star exhibition devoted to the pioneering women artists who helped to revolutionise art in the early 20th century.

Making Modernism: Paula Modersohn-Becker, Käthe Kollwitz, Gabriele Münter and Marianne Werefkin must close 12 February 2023.

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2023 exhibitions

Starting off the year

Spain and the Hispanic World: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library
Discover masterpieces by Goya, Velázquez, El Greco and Sorolla, as well as sculptures, silk textiles, ceramics, precious jewellery, and much more from the deepest and broadest collection of Spanish art outside of Spain.

Opens 21 January 2023

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Souls Grown Deep like the Rivers: Black Artists from the American South
Meet the Black artists from the Southeastern United States who created some of the most spectacular and ingenious works of the last century.

17 March — 18 June 2023

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Coming soon

Summer Exhibition 2023
Run without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open-submission art show.

13 June — 20 August 2023. Booking opens for Friends 9 January 2023

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Herzog & de Meuron
Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron is at the cutting edge of contemporary design. Discover the latest buildings and the inner workings of their practice.

14 July — 15 October 2023

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Marina Abramović
Marina Abramović is one of the most important performance artists in the world. See the artist’s first ever UK exhibition spanning her life’s work – including live re-performances of iconic works within the galleries.

23 September — 10 December 2023

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Impressionists on Paper: Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec
Degas, Cézanne, Renoir, Van Gogh. We all know their paintings, but it’s their radical works on paper we put the spotlight on in this groundbreaking exhibition.

25 November 2023 — 10 March 2024

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