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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.
Reynolds Room, Burlington House
Join us for a panel discussion exploring the importance of Renaissance costume for the stage and the canvas, with actor Mark Rylance, costume designer Jenny Tiramani and curator Arturo Galansino.
£16. Concessions £7.
Meet in the Main Hall, Burlington House
An interactive slide presentation in BSL about the Moroni exhibition, followed by a visit to the galleries.
£3. Carers and Friends of the RA go free.
Royal Academy of Arts
Jonathan Jones of The Guardian explores the reasons why Giovanni Battista Moroni’s portrait 'The Tailor' is one of the greatest paintings in London.
Free, booking required.
Library Print Room
Curator Annette Wickham talks about designs for First World War 'Dazzle' camouflage.
Free; no booking required
We reconsider Anselm Kiefer’s 1969 book 'Heroic Symbols' which documented a provocative performance art project known as 'Occupations'.
£20. Concessions £10. (incl. exhibition entry)
A panel of speakers reflect on how architects might learn from other disciplines in creating sensory environments.
£10. Concessions £5.
An evening with artist Jonathan Yeo, best known for his portraits of celebrated figures in the arts and politics, including Damien Hirst, Dennis Hopper, Malala Yousafzai and Tony Blair.
£16. Concessions £7. (incl. exhibition entry)
John Madejski Fine Rooms, Burlington House
Join us once a month for coffee and conversation to discuss artworks from our permanent collection.
‘Allen Jones RA’ curator Edith Devaney leads an introductory tour of the first major UK retrospective of the celebrated British Pop artist, Allen Jones.
Free with an exhibition ticket; no booking required
Novelists A. S. Byatt and Lawrence Norfolk venture together into Germany’s dark woods to discover witches, goblins, lost children and treasure.
£20. Concessions £10. (incl. exclusive exhibition entry)
Main Galleries, Burlington House
In this special event, Anselm Kiefer discusses with Sir David Chipperfield RA the ways he has shaped his three successive artist studios.
£32. Concessions £22. (incl. exhibition ticket)
The Saloon, Royal Academy of Arts
Acclaimed novelist Sarah Dunant leads a discussion of her novel 'Blood and Beauty' about Renaissance Italy’s most infamous family: the Borgias.
Keeper's House, Burlington House
A panel of eminent speakers discuss the role of culture in designing and delivering major infrastructure projects.
£6. Concessions £4.
Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1
A variety of speakers make a case for their chosen twentieth-century building as Britain’s greatest.
£12. Concessions £6.
Art historian Francoise Durrance will lead this slide assisted talk, bringing an insight to Anselm Kiefer’s art work and context to his current exhibition.
Join us for a special event as part of a series exploring the creative spaces of artist’s studios, looking at the intersection between art and architecture.
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.
British Academy Room
Join us for an intimate salon exploring Allen Jones’s controversial work ‘Chair’ and its changing status as a piece of fine art, an erotic sculpture and an object of attack.
£18. Concessions £9. (incl. exh entry)
Join us for a special event as part of a series exploring the creative spaces of artist's studios, looking at the intersection between art and architecture.