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Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Royal Academy Rosalind Whyte Thursday 31 January 2019

To mark the Academy’s 250th anniversary,Rosalind Whyte looks at some of the artists involved at the very beginning (including the first President, Sir Joshua Reynolds) and brings us right up to date, where amongst its members are a number of contemporary artists such as Tracey Emin and Cornelia Parker.  Along the way, she describes some of the colourful characters connected with the RA and some of the controversies at the institution, as well as at the Summer Exhibition, always central to its role.