past exhibitions

Hibernus, an exhibition featuring the multidisciplinary work of RCA members, curated around the theme of “Winter”, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, December 2014, click here for more information.

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Prints Today, an exhibition that highlights the work of twenty-two outstanding RCA Printmakers from Quebec and Ontario. John B. Aird Gallery Toronto, 2012 and Stewart Hall Gallery, Pointe-Claire, QC, 2013

Self-Portrait Project, self-portraits by 120 RCA members from across CanadaMusée d’art contemporain de Baie St-Paul, 2011

Haut en Couleurs, recent works on canvas by 38 Quebec members of RCA, Villa Bagatelle, Québec, 2010

Québec on Paper/Québec sur papier, Selected Québec members of the RCA/Sélection de membres du Québec de L’Académie, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, 2006

The Political is Personal: A First Nations Perspective, a six month exhibition in the suites of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario at Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON, 2003.

RCA 120th Anniversary Exhibition and  Millennium, Arts2000, a national juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian visual arts included 280 works in 14 disciplines, by Academicians and non members, Gallery Stratford, Stratford ON 2000

Playing Cards of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, an exhibition of work by 55 RCA Members, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON  1999

Traces of Land, Traces of People: Contemporary Images of Ontario, curated by Clara Hargittay, was presented in the suites of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario at Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON, 2000

Kaleidoscope, an exhibition by Quebec members of the RCA was presented in celebration of the 118th Annual General Assembly (AGA). Palais Montcalm, Québec City, 1998

Earthworks, an exhibition of works by Ontario Academicians, curated by Blanche Lemco van Ginkel RCA and assisted by Jerzy Kolacz RCA and Ann Roberts RCA, celebrated the earth in painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography and architecture at the John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON 1998

RCA Prairie Region Exhibition, organized curated by Don DeGrow and organized by Prairie Region members, in cooperation with the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The exhibition traveled to venues including Triangle Gallery, Calgary; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (where the exhibition was expanded to include works by 50 RCA members living on Vancouver Island), and the Frederick Horseman Varley Art Gallery, Markham, Ontario. 1997 -99

Remembering John Cresswell Parkin held at Academy House paid tribute to John C. Parkin, RCA president of the Academy from 1970 to 1980, and his contribution to architecture in Canada.

Print ’91 held at Academy House was an exhibition and sale that featured the works of 57 Academicians in print media. 1991

Creative Spark ’86, an exhibition of the art of industrial designers that included members and non-members. 1986

To found a National Gallery: The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts 1880-1913, in celebration of the Centenary of the founding of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and the National Gallery of Canada, was curated by Charles Hill, exhibited at the National Gallery in Ottawa, and subsequently traveled to Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Montréal. 1980

Exhibitions Outside of Canada

The RCA has organized many exhibitions outside of Canada. Among them were:

Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886

The World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893

The New York World’s Fair, 1939

Canadian Designers, International Touring Exhibition, celebrated the 115th year of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1995, traveled to France, Hungary, Germany and Scotland.

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