The museum celebrates Sir Alfred Munnings’ 60-year association with the Royal Academy.
2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Academy. Munnings' career was closely associated with the RA, from his first acceptances for the Summer Exhibition in 1899, to his election as its President in 1944, and the rare honour in 1956 of a retrospective exhibition in his own lifetime.
Paintings exhibited by Munnings at the RA and owned by the museum are interwoven throughout the displays in the Main Rooms. Important letters, artefacts and photographs are displayed which show the range and breadth of Munnings’ influence in his position as its President.
This exhibition is part of RA250, supported by Art Fund.