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Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House | Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
020 7300 8000
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Ranked #205 of 1,136 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Educational Sites
Owner description: Founded in 1768, this thriving center of artistic excellence is the oldest fine arts institution in Britain, whose exhibitions attract over a million... more » Owner description: Founded in 1768, this thriving center of artistic excellence is the oldest fine arts institution in Britain, whose exhibitions attract over a million people each year. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I had seen various Kiefer works before but never so many in one place.There are generally well displayed so the sense of power and space are strong. You do need some knowledge of German cultural history since the panels are not particularly illuminating (nor is the catalogue.) Some of the reviews have misunderstood some of the buildings portrayed which is... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time visiting the Anselm Kiefer exhibit at this museum. The exhibit is well laid out and flows well. I liked the museum space and loved the restaurant in this museum. The gift shop was good and I was able to get my children interesting gifts. I also found it amazing that the artist had donated 90... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Visited Kiefer exhibition today at R.A.,found the whole experience depressing to say the least. Aside from the colour blue in the early work in Room 1 what followed was dreary earth tones and black. I have seen other Kiefer shows in Germany,the last being in Berlin several years ago and I sincerely rate him as one of the leading living... More

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Florianopolis, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Royal Academy of Arts is a very interesting place to visit. I had the opportunity to see the exibition called Radical Geometry. The artist where from South América and it gave me na idea of what has being done there. The place is worth visiting. You should vist at least once with you enjoy art.

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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited the Dennis Hopper exhibition 'The Lost Album' galleries of black and white photographs taken by the actor between 1961 and 1967. I totally enjoyed being able to move at my own pace and take in some of the images captured by Hopper during this period of his life.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I love to drop by the RA as the courtyard and outside of the building is a treat in itself. You can normally see a free exhibit somewhere in the building like the Pace gallery. However the major exhibits require payment. Recently saw the Dennis Hopper Photography exhibit. If you are a child of the 60's, you will love it.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I've been to a number of exhibitions and events here, it's very up and down... in that the exhibitions can be very interesting or it can be a bit overwhelming and on the other end of spectrum, fall a bit flat. You just have to go and try it out. In the Summer, the courtyard holds events and it's a... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The RA is particularly good at curating an exhibition. This autumn's show is an Anselm Kiefer retrospective and it is stunning in every way, don't miss it.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went to a late night friends' viewing of Anselm Kiefer Paintings and Sculptures. It was a superb exhibition. Very dark and moody but conveyed his early years of living in Germany after WW2 and during reconstruction and all the bad effects the war had on the people. Huge paintings that could only be shown in Galleries, Museums and very large... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is an awe inspiring exhibiton of works. They are on a scale unimaginable, the paintings,books and sculptures alike. I had not seen them before, only as reproductions, so to see them in their intended context was overwhelming. Put together with the aroma of the linseed oil, this made an inspirational experience. I will try to visit again.

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