Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA)

Founded in 1880 the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) received royal assent from Queen Victoria with Lucius O’Brien as their first President. Their objectives were: ‘First – the institution of a National Gallery at the seat of Government; Second – the holding of Exhibitions in the principal cities of the Dominion; and Third – the establishment of Schools of Art and Design.’ As Academicians joined they donated an example of their work to the National Gallery of Canada. (Official: RCA/ARC) / (Wikipedia: RCA)