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The Royal Academy today announced its exhibition schedule for 2010.
Kicking off with potential blockbuster The Real Van Gogh, the programme encompasses everything from 18th-century watercolours to experimental contemporary art.
Among the shows we’ve got to look forward to are:
The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and his Letters
23 Jan-18 Apr
A landmark Van Gogh exhibition, featuring 65 paintings, 30 drawings and more than 35 letters and sketches.
Paul Sandby: Picturing Britain
13 Mar-13 Jun
One of the leading figures of 18th-century art, Paul Sandby is considered the father of English watercolour painting.
Summer Exhibition 2010
14 Jun-22 Aug
The annual Summer Exhibition – the world’s largest open submission show – takes place for the 242nd time in 2010.
Sargent and the Sea
10 Jul-26 Sep
John Sargent Singer (1856-1925) is known for his glamorous society portraits. This show features lesser-known beach scenes and dramatic seascapes.
The Liechtenstein Collection
25 Sep-12 Dec
A unique opportunity to see the riches of the Princes of Liechtenstein, who own one of the world’s greatest private collections, including important works by Rubens.
Pioneering Painters: Glasgow Boys 1880-1900
30 Oct-23 Jan 2011
This show brings together the work of the Glasgow Boys, a revolutionary group of around 20 young painters working in Glasgow at the end of the 19th century.
15 Nov-6 Feb 2011
The Royal Academy’s season of experimental contemporary art takes place for the third year running in 2010.