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From its foundation in 1768 the Royal Academy of Arts has provided a voice for art and artists. We are an independent charity led by eminent artists and architects—the Royal Academicians—and we pursue our mission through exhibitions, education and debate.
As the RA prepares for 'Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album', Honorary Royal Academician Ed Ruscha reflects on his friendship with the legendary actor, director and photographer in 1960s Los Angeles and beyond.
Artist John Carter RA explains how his work resonates with Buenos Aires artists in ‘Radical Geometry’.
Cornelia Parker RA explains what's different about this year's Summer Exhibition and the inspiration behind her 'Black and White' themed room.
As the exhibition comes to an end this weekend, curator Arturo Galansino selects his favourite works in the show.
How does the RA ensure the works of art it borrows remain in exemplary condition? Eleanor Mills charts the conservation challenges of bringing the woodcut prints in ‘Renaissance Impressions’ to the UK.
This summer the RA presents an exhibition of some of the most exciting geometric abstract art ever made.
As the RA prepares for an exhibition of 20th Century geometric abstraction in Latin America, a recent show in Buenos Aires reveals its legacy lives on.
Great news for families and young people! As of early June 2014, we are extending our offer of free admission to all exhibitions here at the RA to children aged 15 and under.
In the second of our behind-the-scenes videos about the RA Summer Exhibition 2014, we take a look at the judging process and speak to the exhibition's coordinator Hughie O'Donoghue RA.
In the first of our behind-the-scenes videos about the RA Summer Exhibition 2014, we speak to some of the artists submitting their work.
A group of sculptures by Lynn Chadwick RA (1914 - 2003) has been installed in the Royal Academy's Annenberg Courtyard, as part of celebrations to make the centenary of his birth.
Meet some of the RA Schools students exhibiting in this year's 'Premiums: Interim Projects'
Fragrance designer Jo Malone has a nose for architecture as well as scent, as we discovered on a visit Kengo Kuma’s aromatic installation in our ‘Sensing Spaces’ exhibition.
Certain exhibitions are especially rewarding to put together, and 'Norman Stevens ARA: Selected Prints' is definitely one of them. Not only has the project had close input from the artist’s family and friends,...
London plays host to some giants of the art world over the next year. The Chairman of the RA’s Exhibition Committee, Stephen Farthing RA, picks his top five upcoming shows and celebrates innovations born of gr...
Two new exhibitions of war art provide grave testament to the extent of human tragedy in world conflict.