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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.
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Reynolds Room, Burlington House
Explore what it’s like to be a woman in today’s art world with an inter-generational panel discussion.
£10. Concessions £5.
Reynolds Room, Royal Academy of Arts
Independent art historian and curator MaryAnne Stevens explores the impact of Rubens on the Impressionists.
Free, booking required.
Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1
The first event in a new series reconsidering forgotten or overlooked figures in the history of architecture. In association with Docomomo.
£12. Concessions £6.
Exhibition curator Sarah C. Bancroft explores Richard Diebenkorn’s consuming attention to detail and improvisational process that led to his magnificent compositions.
£14. Concessions £7. (incl. exhibition entry)
Prior to the lecture by Tatiana Bilbao, join us at an informal roundtable discussion about housing in Mexico.
Free. Registration required.
Discover the stunning concrete compositions of Mexican architect, Tatiana Bilbao.
Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant discusses the life and work of artist Richard Diebenkorn, her father.
Curator Edith Devaney explores the RA’s exhibition of Richard Diebenkorn, giving an overview of his career and considers why one of America’s most celebrated 20th century artists hasn’t been shown to a UK audience for more than 20 years.
Artist Whitney McVeigh and curator Eiko Honda discuss an excerpt of McVeigh’s film-based artwork that asks women at the end of their life to talk about their experience and memories of birth.
This panel discussion invites St Christopher’s Hospice patients, staff and RA artist educators to explore the importance of art in providing a sense of legacy when facing death.
Keeper's House, Burlington House
Contributors to the exhibition ‘Four Visions for the Future of Housing’ put forward their ideas and answer questions from the audience.
Free, no booking required.
A lecture by the founder of MVRDV, one of world’s most innovative architectural practices.
Professor Robert Meyrick and Dr Harry Heuser, co-curators of the RA’s ‘Stanley Anderson’ exhibition, introduce this artist who is best known for his series of prints memorialising England’s vanishing rural crafts.
Free with an exhibition ticket; no booking required
The housing crisis has fundamentally challenged the idea that we should all aspire to own where we live. Our panel discusses these new realities.
Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, W1
Professor and surgeon Iain Hutchison tells us about his ‘Saving Faces Art Project’, which charts the physical and emotional journey of patients undergoing facial surgery, and his work with BP National Portrait award winner Mark Gilbert.
Free. Pre booking essential.
John Madejski Fine Rooms, Burlington House
Join us once a month for coffee and conversation to discuss artworks from our permanent collection.
£3. Carers and Friends of the RA go free.
Join us for an event in celebration of LOPF’s 30th anniversary, featuring guest speaker Bob and Roberta Smith RA who will be discussing: why prints are not just for hanging in frames but also for putting in windows!
£16. Concessions £7. (incl. exhibition entry)
Professor Robert Meyrick, co-curator of the RA’s exhibition of Stanley Anderson, reassesses the work of this now marginalised printmaker and Royal Academician.
How can we design homes that are great places to live? Our panel explore a variety of ideas and propositions.
The Keeper's House, Burlington House
Meet in the Saloon
Join the Costa First Novel prize-winning author Emma Healey as she leads this book club on her gripping debut novel ‘Elizabeth is Missing’, a part-mystery and heartbreaking reflection on memory, identity, and aging.
Renowned artist Frank Auerbach joins Tim Marlow, the RA’s Director of Artistic Programmes, to discuss what drives him, and why he paints every day of the year.
At this event we invite disabled artists and creative people at risk of exclusion from the art world to share their practice in a warm and welcoming environment.