Music Mixes With Art At The RA Latin Takeover

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Royal Academy of Arts.

Annenberg Courtyard, Burlington House. Photo Benedict Johnson.

Annenberg Courtyard, Burlington House. Photo Benedict Johnson.

If you can’t afford a proper getaway during the next Bank Holiday weekend, then get a taste of Latin America at The Royal Academy of Arts instead.

On Friday 22 August, the prestigious London arts institute hosts a Latin Takeover connected to its current exhibition Radical Geometry, which showcases innovative 20th century South American art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros collection.

Latin music, art and tasty cocktails mix together during this vibrant celebration. Kick the evening off with a mojito in the outside courtyard of Burlington House and listen to Brazilian Grammy Award-winning musician Zeu Azevedo. Once you’ve soaked up the vibes, it’s time to step inside the galleries and enjoy the exhibition. Immerse yourself in a world of colour, light and movement.

Visitors can take an artistic journey to South America through Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela. Explore the artistic environment of these Latin countries during the 20th century, see how the artists reacted to socio-political situations within their nations, and compare this to the contemporary art tendencies of Europe and North America.

Many of the artworks on show have never been displayed in the UK before so this is a real treat. And if you don’t feel sufficiently sated after browsing the exhibition, the bar has a whole Latin America-inspired menu to choose from.

Latin Takeover at the RA takes place on Friday 22 August from 6.30-10pm at the Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly W1J 0BD. Tickets are £14.50, including a mojito cocktail, live music and entrance to the exhibition.

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