Preview – The Private Life of the Royal Academy

Royal Academy
Photo by Mike Peel.

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts.

This documentary, filmed over a five year period, looks at how the organisation is run, and how it deals with the balance between traditional artworks and new styles that are emerging. Among the issues appearing are the RA’s first female artist’s exhibition.

The Private Life of the Royal Academy is on BBC Two at 21.00.

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