Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne
Until 10 April 2015
This unmissable exhibition brings together masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens with major works by great artists who were influenced by him in the generations that followed.
14 March – 7 June 2015
Revered as one of the great post-war masters in his native United States, Richard Diebenkorn is an artist whose staunchly independent career takes us from abstraction to figuration and back again.
Premiums: Interim Projects 2015
13 February — 11 March 2015
This annual exhibition provides an opportunity to view new work by emerging artists at a point when their work is still developing, during their three year postgraduate course at the RA Schools, Britain’s first art school.
Chantal Joffe RA at Jerwood Gallery
We speak to painter Chantal Joffe RA in her new exhibition at Jerwood Gallery in Hastings.
An Abiding Standard
The Prints of Stanley Anderson RA
A key figure in the revival of line engraving in the 1920s, Stanley Anderson RA (1884–1966) is best known for his series of prints memorialising England’s vanishing rural crafts.
Our pick of this week's art events
20 – 26 February
From sublime salt prints at Tate Britain to homoerotic film stills at Chisenhale Gallery.
International Women's Day
Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Royal Academy, where you can enjoy a variety of events that explore inter-generational perspectives on women in the arts.
The story behind John Singer Sargent RA’s ‘Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose’
With an exhibition of paintings by John Singer Sargent at the National Portrait Gallery, we take a look at one of this Royal Academician’s most famous works.
Four Visions for the Future of Housing
What might the future hold for housing in the UK? What are the challenges faced now and how can they be overcome? We put these questions to Mæ Architects, Dallas Pierce Quintero, 5th Studio and Sarah Wigglesworth Architects who came up with a range of intriguing visions.
10 minutes with… Alan Stanton RA
Each month, we have a quick chat with one of our Academicians to find out what they’re up to and what the RA means to them.
Free RA Tours
Discover the art, architecture and history of the RA in these special, one-hour tours that include the historic John Madejski Fine Rooms.
Become a Friend of the RA
Become a Friend of the RA today and enjoy a year of free entry to our exhibitions, including Rubens, Diebenkorn, and Ai Weiwei. Friends can bring a family guest for free, enjoy all day access to the Keeper’s House and much more.
Object of the month: February 2015
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema RA, 'Miss Anna Alma-Tadema', 1883
A trip to Pompeii in Italy ignited a preoccupation with Classicism that spanned Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema RA’s career.
Baroque 'n' roll: Rubens and his enduring artistic legacy
From his battle scenes to royal portraits, landscapes and altarpieces, Rubens’s extraordinary output occupies a uniquely heroic position in the history of art. Waldemar Januszczak argues that art was one thing before him – and another thing after.
A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.
Joshua Reynolds PRA
Exploring the future of housing
This spring, the RA presents a season of debates, talks and an exhibition on the future of housing – sure to be a hot topic in election year.
Artist of the month: February 2015
The unusual life of an illustrator so preoccupied with the past.
Remembering Ivor Abrahams RA
Past President of the RA Phillip King pays tribute to his friend and colleague Ivor Abrahams RA, who has died aged 79.
I have wanted to be an architect since before I knew what an architect was. But I enjoy submitting work to the Summer Exhibition and having it shown in the painting galleries.
Will Alsop RA
Learn from experts and artists in 2015
Whether you’re a writer, sketcher, art enthusiast or architecture buff, discover our new range of courses and classes.
When Morris met Warhol
The Arts and Crafts pioneer and the American Pop artist may seem an unlikely pairing, but artist Jeremy Deller draws out some intriguing links ahead of his show at Modern Art Oxford.
RAted at the RA Shop
The Royal Academy’s showcase for emerging British design and artistic talent.
Connecting 20th-century Scottish artists to a golden Russian cigarette case in six steps
RA Magazine editor Sam Phillips investigates the six degrees of separation between an Edinburgh garden and the influence of Pop art on Communist Russia.
One of the joys of being an RA is meeting people I’ve held in high regard for ages.
Eric Parry RA
There shall be an Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures and Designs, which shall be open to all Artists of distinguished Merit.
Our 'Instrument of Foundation,' 1768
Art Sales at the RA
From limited edition prints to unique works. Browse the works available, including Georg Baselitz Hon RA, Humphrey Ocean RA, Tracey Emin RA and more.
In the studio: a glimpse into Ai Weiwei’s world
Part two in a series of blogs telling the story of how our forthcoming Ai Weiwei exhibition – the latest in our sequence of major single artist shows – is being put together across 10 months, by teams across three continents.
The Converse x Dazed Emerging Artists Award 2015
18 April — 17 May 2015
A celebration of exciting new talent in the art world, the Converse x Dazed Emerging Artists Award is one of the most prestigious competitions for UK artists at the start of their career. In 2015, we play host to work by the winners in our Burlington Gardens galleries for the very first time.
Painting the mystery
Ben Luke takes a look at the latest work from Christopher Le Brun PRA, whose paintings embrace the transcendent powers of abstraction.
These are some of the finest galleries in Europe, and particularly suitable for sculpture.
Bryan Kneale RA
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Inside the Academy
The RA Schools
A school of contemporary fine art, right at the heart of the RA.
Tacita Dean RA
"Everything comes to me by chance. It’s very important for me not to know where I’m going."
Friends of the RA
RA Art Tours Worldwide
These expert-led small-group tours, created by travel specialists Cox & Kings, focus on the art, architecture and archaeology of some of the world’s most fascinating destinations.