Royal Academy Takeover

The Welcome - Briton RiviereTemporary exhibition
Saturday 30 June 2018 to Sunday 24 February 2019

This year Salford Museum & Art Gallery and Ordsall Hall are bringing the Royal Academy to Salford to help celebrate their 250th anniversary.

Founded in 1768, the Royal Academy of Arts exists to promote art and artists. Led by world leading practicing artists and architects, they do this through exhibitions including their annual summer show, education and debate. Royal Academicians are voted in by their peers and make up some of the greatest names in painting, printmaking, sculpture and architecture.

Did you know that we hold many magnificent works by Royal Academicians in Salford's collections? Some of which have not been on public display for a number of years.

'The Royal Academy Takeover: The Exhibition' will pick out the hidden gems from the collections, complemented by loans from other institutions. You will be able to see household names including L.S Lowry, David Hockney and Edward Burne-Jones, while we introduce you to some lesser known Royal Academicians from the collections. The exhibition, over both our venues, unites traditional landscape and portraiture with modern art; includes war artists from World War II; and show prints, drawings and sculpture.

Please note the Royal Academy Takeover at Ordsall Hall will be on display from Sunday 20 May to Sunday 7 October 2018. Find out more.

This project, with Art Fund support, forms part of  RA250 UK: Exhibitions and events around the UK  to celebrate 250 years of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Also look out for...

'The Royal Academy Highlight Trail' will pick out Royal Academicians featured in our permanent exhibitions, including paintings in the Victorian Gallery and ceramics in the Pilkington's Lancastrian Pottery exhibition.

Available June-December 2018.

Image credit: The Welcome - Briton Riviere

Salford Summer Show: The Open [1]

Temporary exhibition
Saturday 21 July to Sunday 11 November 2018

Call for entries for the first Salford Open!

An exciting opportunity open to all artists living, working, studying or born in Salford to show their work as part of this exhibition. All work will be selected on merit and can be in any medium. There will also be a selection of prizes. Find out more.

RA 250, Art Fund