Until 14 December 2014
"Be prepared to be swept off your feet" (The Times)
In the latest of our single artist shows, Anselm Kiefer takes over our Main Galleries.
Giovanni Battista Moroni
Described by The Guardian as "the kind of obscure genius it’s a delight to discover", Moroni was an artist ahead of his time.
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A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.
Joshua Reynolds PRA
Allen Jones RA
Painting and sculpture intermingle in this long-overdue focus on one of Britain’s most celebrated and provocative artists.
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.
How to read an Anselm Kiefer
Rich in both material and meaning, the powerful paintings of the German artist reward repeated viewing. We take a deeper look at 'Black Flakes', one of the works in the show.
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'.
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Friends of the RA
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Anthony Eyton RA and the bell ringers of Spitalfields
The Academician’s lifelong artistic engagement with the East End neighbourhood now includes the bell ringers of its iconic Hawksmoor church.
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.
2015 at the RA
From Rubens to Ai Weiwei
Director of Artistic Programmes, Tim Marlow, shows us what's in store for the year ahead.
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.
Behind the mask: Gillian Wearing RA
Shortlisted for a major European art award, the Royal Academician tells us about her recent work on show in The Hague.
A Renaissance Christmas at the RA
Take a cue from our Giovanni Battista Moroni exhibition and join us for an evening fusing Christmas merriment with the opulence of the Renaissance.
Explore the John Madejski Fine Rooms rehang
Some of the John Madejski Fine Rooms have recently been rehung with works from the Royal Academy’s Collection and can be seen on one of our free tours.
Tracey Emin RA: “It’s like being at art school again”
The Royal Academician describes tackling the medium of bronze as her major new exhibition opens in London.
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Architecture at the RA
Meaning in materials: The story behind our new event series
How the use of unconventional materials in our 'Sensing Spaces' show inspired a debate about the essential building blocks of architecture.
Interview: William Tucker RA
As a new exhibition of his work opens in London, the US-based Academician reflects on an artistic discovery that moulded his approach to sculpture.
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
Conrad Shawcross RA on ‘The ADA Project’
The Royal Academician discusses his robot installation inspired by Ada Lovelace.
10 minutes with... Frank Bowling RA
The Royal Academician on his recent work, what the RA means to him and getting "hooked on painting".
Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne
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.
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.
Anselm Kiefer’s heroic symbols
As part of our series on Provocations in Art we reconsider Anselm Kiefer’s 1969 book 'Heroic Symbols' which documented a provocative performance art project known as 'Occupations'.
Q&A: Cultural historian Robert Hewison on Effie Gray
Ahead of a special event at the RA, one of our panellists tells us about the figures behind a 19th-century love triangle that scandalised the art world.
The Academy is a great binder of all these artists and architects with totally different points of view.
Barbara Rae RA
Allen Jones RA
"I'm a painter who sculpts."
The Royal Academy’s showcase for emerging British design and artistic talent.
Francis Kéré’s straws travel to Sierra Leone
The story of how straws from our 'Sensing Spaces' exhibition travelled to Swawou Layout Foundation Primary School for Girls, Sierra Leone.
David Chipperfield RA
"Buildings that are intimately connected to context and function."
The artists who join [the RA] do so because they have done something remarkable in art.
Anthony Green 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
Artist of the Month
Inspired by nature, John Constable RA brought landscape art into the public eye at a time when portraiture and historical subjects were much more widely esteemed.
10 minutes with... Cathie Pilkington RA
“I'm trying to find ways of translating the physicality of sculpture into two dimensions.”
One of the joys of being an RA is meeting people I’ve held in high regard for ages.
Eric Parry RA
Object of the month
Originally cast in 1776 from the corpse of a smuggler fresh from execution, 'Smugglerius' was commissioned to improve the teaching of anatomy in the RA Schools.
These are some of the finest galleries in Europe, and particularly suitable for sculpture.
Bryan Kneale RA
Tacita Dean RA
"Everything comes to me by chance. It’s very important for me not to know where I’m going."
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