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'Genius and Ambition: The Royal Academy of Arts, London 1768-1918'


by Daisuke Kikuchi

Staff Writer

The Tokyo Fuji Art Museum is hosting masterpieces from the Royal Academy of Arts, the famous London gallery and art school founded by George III in 1768. The long list of Royal Academy alumni is impressive and includes prestigious names of British art history such as Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, Joseph Mallord William Turner, John Constable and Sir John Everett Millais.

For this show, around 90 works including paintings, sculptures, sketches, prints and books cover the history of the academy from Turner to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; Sept. 17-Nov. 24.

Tokyo Fuji Art Museum; 492-1 Yanomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo. Hachioji Stn. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,300. Closed Mon. 042-691-4511;