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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.
Live art – a medium that grew out of opposition to the art market – now takes pride of place at this year’s Frieze London art fair.
RA Magazine’s Sam Phillips picks 20 of the best Frieze week openings and events.
From the Turner Prize shortlist at Tate Britain to the inaugural exhibition at White Rainbow Gallery, dedicated to Japanese art.
From C.R.W. Nevinson's images of the First World War at Osborne Samuel London, to a new body of work from Kai Althoff at Michael Werner.
From fifteenth century China at the British Museum to Raqs Media Collective's new exhibition at Frith Street Gallery.
A remarkable look into how a chance encounter in 1988 liberated the Academician's painting practice.
Academicians from Antony Gormley to Bill Woodrow are on display in Sotheby's annual sculpture show at Chatsworth House.
A quick look at some of the new titles which draw on the connection between art and the written word.
From two very different exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth to coastline prints by Norman Ackroyd RA at Mall Galleries.
Sam Phillips investigates the six degrees of separation between J.M.W. Turner RA and Hilla Becher's architectural photography.
From an exhibition of the late works of JMW Turner RA at Tate Britain to 1930s fashion photography from Horst P. Horst.
From the beginnings of colour photography in Russia to the powerful and poetic portraits of artist Celia Paul.
From a survey of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh at Glasgow's Hunterian to the last days of shows from Sean Scully RA, Phyllida Barlow RA and more.
From marking the centenary of World War I at the Imperial War Museum to Salisbury Cathedral, where John Maine RA's sculptures are set around the grounds.
The vibrant colours and traditional textiles of Mexico have weaved their way into the painter's recent 'Rebozo' series.
From Dottori's Futurist landscapes at the Estorick Collection to Raven Row, where dancers perform the pioneering works of Yvonne Rainer.
From a showcase of Mayfair galleries to the blurred lines of painting and photography by Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke.
From Quentin Blake's whimsical illustrations to Matthew Barney's surreal films.
Chair of the Friends Board of Trustees Denise Wilson talks to Sam Phillips about her role at the Academy.
From the NPG's annual BP Portrait Award to Academician Fred Cuming's serene seascapes.
Two shows shine a new light on the Dutch modern master's work.
As students from the RA Schools prepare for their final show, what are their feelings about leaving after three intensive years of study? Some of them discuss the issues they face with Schools tutor Brian Grif...
From 'the Picasso of India' to Royal Academician Richard Wilson at the Whitstable Biennale.
From Lucian Freud’s superb collection of Frank Auerbach works to a survey of recent American abstract art.
Continuing our series on artists’ epiphanies, Sam Phillips visits the Welsh beach that transformed Setch's art.
From everyday design to the painterly abstraction of Richard Smith's works on paper.
Liam Scarlett’s contemporary ballet ‘Sweet Violets’ puts Walter Sickert RA’s fascination with murder centre stage.
From the latest Artangel commission to the history of British comics.
From experimental films to Turner's seascapes, everything worth seeing in the world of art this week.
We visited the Valerie Snobeck exhibition at Simon Lee Gallery, where a new series of the American artist’s ‘peels’ are on display.
From the early works of Alan Davie RA to Pop-inspired sculpture, everything worth seeing in the world of art this week.
From Lorna Simpson's photographic explorations of gender and race to hallucinogenic visions of deserts and streetscapes; everything worth seeing this week.
From the political cartoons of Abdul Raheem Yassir to Venetian Old Masters; everything worth seeing in the world of art this week.
From '60s performance art to scenes of everyday life in New York; everything worth seeing in the world of art this week.
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.
From Seventies abstract art to a pop-up print shop in Mayfair: everything worth seeing this week.
From found objects to Neo-Gothic interiors: everything worth seeing this week.
From iconic sunflowers to architectural installations: everything worth seeing this week.
'Hiker Meat', Venice in Walthamstow and collage at the Whitechapel: everything worth seeing this week.
From 100 works on paper to Asian art in London: everything worth seeing this week.
From Tate Liverpool's new Duveen commission to the World Press Photo Exhibition: everything worth seeing this week.
From photographic portraits to artists' museums: everything worth seeing this week.