Henri Matisse's The Rose Marble Table

London’s Royal Academy of Arts (RA) has released details of its 2017 galleries programme; highlights will include an exploration of Soviet Russia and a Henri Matisse exhibition.

2017 will mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, and the RA will begin the year with an exploration of the fertile artistic landscape of early Soviet Russia.

The exhibition, titled Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932, will cover events such as the toppling of the Tsars and the era of Stalin.

Work by the artists who lived through this tumultuous period, including Kandinsky, Chagall and Malevich, will be on display alongside photographs, propaganda, porcelain and everyday objects from the period. This exhibition will run from 11th February to 17th April.

Following this will be the opening of America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s, which will be open in the RA’s Sackler Wing. America after the Fall will present a number of artistic responses to the Great Depression of the 30s.

Artists featuring will include Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper and Grant Wood, and groups will have the chance to see the iconic American Gothic by Wood outside of the USA for the first time.

From August through to November, these same galleries will offer a window into the studio of Henri Matisse, filled with objects from across the globe that reportedly sparked his creativity and animated his workspace.

This exhibition will showcase the artist’s personal collection of artwork, as well as the paintings, drawings and sculptures it inspired.

Further 2017 highlights at the Royal Academy will be the annual Summer Festival – details to be announced nearer the time – and an exhibition dedicated to the works of 20th century artist Jasper Johns.

Group bookings

GTOs planning a trip to the Royal Academy of Arts will receive up to 20 per cent discount on exhibition tickets, and talks costing £5 per person.

Private guided tours and catering deals, including afternoon tea, lunches, and hot and cold drinks are also available.

To make a booking, call 020-7300 8027, or visit www.royalacademy.org.uk for further information.

Pictured: Henri Matisse's The Rose Marble Table. (Photo credit: Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York,Scala, Florence, Succession).