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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, Royal Academy of Arts
Curator Arturo Galansino considers the artistic legacy of Peter Paul Rubens in this introductory lunchtime lecture.
Free, booking required.
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.
When housing works well and we create places where people enjoy living, what are the positives for them and for society? 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)
Where to build new homes is perhaps the most hotly contested issue of the whole housing debate. Our panel offer some fresh perspectives on this perennial question.
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.
Nico Van Hout, curator at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, explores the thread of Rubens’s influence through art history.
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.
Free, no booking required.
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.
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.
An event for blind and visually impaired visitors – an audio described tour of ‘Rubens and His Legacy’, followed by a multi-sensory handling session.
Practitioners from different disciplines come together in lively and creative dialogues.
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
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’.
Reynolds Room, Burlington House.
Explore what it’s like to be a woman in today’s art world, with an inter-generational panel discussion that includes Royal Academicians Cathie Pilkington and Eileen Cooper as they consider their own experiences of how they forged their careers.
£10. Concessions £5.
Independent art historian and curator MaryAnne Stevens explores the impact of Rubens on the Impressionists.
The first event in a new series reconsidering forgotten or overlooked figures in the history of architecture.
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.
A lecture by the founder of MVRDV, one of world’s most innovative architectural practices.
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.
The housing crisis has fundamentally challenged the idea that we should all aspire to own where we live. Our panel discusses these new realities.
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!
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.
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.