, the Royal Academy of Artsan important British society of artists, whose members use the letters RA after their names. It has a school for artists, and it organizes manyexhibitions (=public shows of paintings etc), including its well-known Summer Exhibition, which takes place every year and shows new paintings by British artists, including work by ordinary people who are not professional artists.
2the building in Piccadilly, central London, where the Royal Academy's exhibitions take place
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