The Permanent Collection on display in the John Madejski Fine Rooms
Dream, Draw, Work: Architectural Drawings by Norman Shaw RA
30 May - 14 September 2014
Tennant Gallery and Architecture SpaceAdmission
Admission with a valid Royal Academy Exhibition ticket or £3 General Admission ticket. Friends visit free.Opening times
Please note: We will be closed on 4 June from 1pm and all day on 23 June
Shaw designed great country houses like Cragside in Northumberland (now National Trust), rebuilt the area around London's Piccadilly Circus and created gracious renovations like the addition to the Royal Academy of the restaurant and new galleries. With a fascinating array of drawings surviving from Shaw's office in the Royal Academy's own collections - from working drawings to dazzling perspectives - this exhibition explores the materials, draughtsmanship and design practices of Shaw and his small but brilliant staff. An additional display in the Architecture Space explores Shaw's work in London and at the Royal Academy. Supported by Lowell Libson Ltd. and the Collections and Library Supporters Circle. >More...A talk by Neil Bingham, curator of the exhibition
Tuesday 3rd June, 3.00-3.30pm. Tennant Gallery. Free with an exhibition ticket; no booking requiredFree Gallery Tours
See highlights from the Royal Academy's collection, find out more about the history of the institution and explore its home, Burlington House, on a free guided tour of the John Madejski Fine Rooms.
Current displays include paintings from the 1950s to 1980s by Carel Weight, Frederick Gore, Ruskin Spear and Richard Eurich. There is also a chance to see W.P. Frith's Private View at the Royal Academy 1881 (on loan from the Pope Family Trust) alongside works by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, G.F. Watts and Briton Riviere. >More ...