Royal Academy

Royal Academy
an honorary academy in London (founded in 1768) intended to cultivate painting and sculpture and architecture in Britain
Hypernyms: ↑academy, ↑honorary society

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a society founded in 1768 by George III of England for the establishment of a school of design and the holding of an annual exhibition of the works of living artists.

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Royal Academy noun
1. An academy of fine arts in London, founded in 1768, to which members and associates are elected (in very limited number)
2. A teaching, degree-giving academy of music in London
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the ˌRoyal Aˈcademy 7 [Royal Academy] (also the ˌRoyal Academy of ˈArts) noun singular
a British organization whose members are famous artists. Its building in London contains an art school and space for exhibitions.
The Royal Academy was formed in 1768 to encourage the arts of painting, sculpture and architecture in Britain. Its first president was Joshua Reynolds. The Academy’s buildings at ↑Burlington House, London, contain an art school and a number of galleries, where a popular exhibition is held every summer showing work sent in by the public. Members of the Academy, who are important artists, can put the letters RA after their names.
See also ↑Royal College of Art, See also ↑Royal Scottish Academy, See also ↑Royal Society of Arts

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