Giovanni Battista Moroni
Until 25 January 2015
Described by The Guardian as "the kind of obscure genius it’s a delight to discover", Moroni was an artist ahead of his time.
Allen Jones RA
Until 25 January 2015
Painting and sculpture intermingle in this long-overdue focus on one of Britain’s most celebrated and provocative artists.
Summer Exhibition 2015
Would you like to exhibit at the RA? Entry opens in January 2015 for the world's largest open-submission art show.Find out more
Artist of the month: December 2014
Sandra Blow RA
Sandra Blow RA created “thrilling harmonies” with bold colours and abstract compositions inspired by the Kent countryside and trips to Rome and St Ives.
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.
Fine Rooms Tours
Discover the art, architecture and history of the RA in these special, one-hour tours that include the historic John Madejski Fine Rooms.Find out more
Object of the month: December 2014
Sir John Arnesby Brown RA, ‘The Raincloud’, 1915
Working out of doors, Sir John Arnesby Brown RA used dynamic brushstrokes and a palette knife to capture bovine energy and the drama of dark, thundery clouds.
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.
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.Read 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.
A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.
Joshua Reynolds PRA
10 minutes with… Phillip King PPRA
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.
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.
Why Moroni should be as famous as Titian
As visitors to the RA discover the work of Giovanni Battista Moroni, James Hall looks at the particular genius of this overlooked Renaissance portraitist – and why he lost out to the likes of Titian.
Grace Woodward: can a feminist love Allen Jones?
The presenter, fashion commentator, stylist and feminist explains why she identifies with Allen Jones's controversial works and picks a few of her favourites.
A tailor meets 'The Tailor'
We ask a Savile Row tailor to give us an insider's perspective on Giovanni Battista Moroni's iconic portrait 'The Tailor'.
Art and Artists
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.
Anselm Kiefer: A beginner's guide
Kiefer is one of the most important artists of the last 50 years. But this year’s exhibition is his first major retrospective in the UK. For those new to his work, here are six key facts to get you started on a journey of discovery.
Allen Jones on reinventing art
Allen Jones RA has been at the centre of artistic battles between abstraction and figuration, painting and sculpture, design and fine art. Martin Gayford meets the influential Pop artist.
One of the joys of being an RA is meeting people I’ve held in high regard for ages.
Eric Parry RA
Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne
24 January — 10 April 2015
This unmissable exhibition will bring together masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens with major works by great artists who were influenced by him in the generations that followed.
100 Buildings 100 Years: Views of British Architecture since 1914
Organised in conjunction with the Twentieth Century Society, this exhibition showcases the extraordinary and often surprising variety of the last hundred years of British architecture.
The Academy is a great binder of all these artists and architects with totally different points of view.
Barbara Rae RA
Friends of the RA
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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
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.
The Royal Academy’s showcase for emerging British design and artistic talent.
These are some of the finest galleries in Europe, and particularly suitable for sculpture.
Bryan Kneale RA
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
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."
The most extraordinary moment of being elected was signing the Rolls and suddenly seeing the name George Stubbs there too.
Mali Morris RA
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.
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