Royal Academy Announces 2010 Exhibitions

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Vincent Van Gogh, Self Portrait as a Painter, 1887-1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)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
Paul Sandby, Socking Vendor, c.1759. Nottingham City Museums and GalleriesOne 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
Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of Clara Serena Rubens, c. 1616. Sammlungen des Fürsten von und zu Liechtenstein, Vaduz-Wien, inv. no. GE 105 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.

GSK Contemporary

15 Nov-6 Feb 2011
The Royal Academy’s season of experimental contemporary art takes place for the third year running in 2010.

You don’t need to wait until next year to head to the Royal Academy. The brilliant Anish Kapoor exhibition is on now, and this year’s GSK Contemporary opens on 3 December.