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Gauguin and the Impressionists

Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection

Denmark’s Ordrupgaard Collection is a treasure trove of important Impressionist works. This year, we showcase 60 of its works by painters such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Morisot, Degas and Gauguin – many of which have never been seen in the UK.

Essential information

This exhibition will open to Friends of the RA on 5 and 6 August, followed by the public on 7 August.
Everyone (including Friends) must book tickets for a timed slot online or by phone.
This exhibition has reduced capacity, so we may ask you to move on more quickly if the galleries become busy.
The galleries close at 5pm.
All ticket holders can visit our free displays.
Read our full information about visiting and staying safe.
Tickets can be transferred or refunded up to the day – call 0207 300 8090.

The Ordrupgaard Collection outside Copenhagen reads like a 19th-century roll-call of Impressionist masters who reshaped Western art. It was assembled by a wealthy Danish couple with the help of an early champion of Impressionism and French writer, Théodore Duret.

This exhibition is a unique opportunity to view the Ordrupgaard Collection’s treasure trove of Impressionist works, from Monet and Degas, to pre-Impressionist artists like Corot and Courbet, as well as artists associated with the Barbizon School such as Dupré and Daubigny.

The exhibition closes with a series of works by Paul Gauguin, which span his career, from Brittany to Tahiti, and chart the development of his highly personal use of colour and simplified forms.

Exhibition organised by Ordrupgaard, Copenhagen and the Royal Academy of Arts.



August 7, 2020
October 18, 2020
£15 - £17


Royal Academy of Arts
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