"The picture hung in the Academy"
Royal Academy of Arts, London (19th century)
Public DomainRoyal Academy of Arts, London (19th century) - Credit: William Shipley

The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is based at Burlington House on London's Piccadilly. It is a privately-funded institution whose function is to support and foster the visual arts.

Amongst its many activities are the regular hosting of temporary-loan exhibitions, and an annual summer exhibition of new art. Traditionally, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is an important event in London's cultural calendar.


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