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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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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.
Reynolds Room, Royal Academy of Arts
Discover Charles Stewart’s illustrations with exhibition curator Amanda Doran and former editorial director of the Folio Society, Sue Bradbury.
Free, booking required.
Curator Arturo Galansino considers the artistic legacy of Peter Paul Rubens in this introductory lunchtime lecture.
Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1
In the first event in our season on ‘The Future of Housing’, our panel considers the effects and implications of the UK’s housing crisis.
£12. Concessions £6.
What are the characteristics of places where people enjoy living? How can we apply them in the future? Our panel explores.
Reynolds Room, Burlington House
Join feminist and academic Professor Germaine Greer, disability rights advocate Dr Tom Shakespeare, artist Grayson Perry and Professor Mary Beard to find out what role visual art plays in creating and communicating body image.
£32. Concessions £19. (incl. exhibition entry)
Tennant Gallery, Burlington House
Guest curator Amanda Doran introduces the exhibition ‘Charles Stewart: Black and White Gothic’.
Free; no booking required
Professor Lord Richard Harries of Pentregarth, former Bishop of Oxford, speaks to Tim Marlow, Director of Artistic Programmes at the RA about the way modern and contemporary art responds to the visual narratives of Christianity.
£16. Concessions £7. (incl. exhibition entry)
Nico Van Hout, curator at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, explores the thread of Rubens’s influence through art history.
This exceptional event features a short story reading by one of the greatest living writers, Julian Barnes, who has selected a story that subtly responds to the themes presented in the exhibition ‘Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne’.
£16. Concessions £7 (incl. exhibition entry).
Meet in the Main Hall, Burlington House
A lecture about the ‘Rubens’ exhibition for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing visitors.
An event for blind and visually impaired visitors – an audio described tour of ‘Rubens and His Legacy’, followed by a multi-sensory handling session.
Award-winning and best-selling novelist Sebastian Faulks CBE reads a short story selected in response to ‘Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne’.
Independent art historian and curator MaryAnne Stevens explores the impact of Rubens on the Impressionists.