Jasper Johns: 'Something Resembling Truth'
Until 10 December 2017
The first comprehensive survey of the artist's work to be held in the UK in 40 years, revealing six decades of curiosity and experimentation.
Dalí / Duchamp
7 October 2017 — 3 January 2018
Take another look at two artistic giants who shared a surprising friendship: father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador Dalí.
11 December 2017 — 11 March 2018
Explore the past, present and future of making art from life as technological evolutions open up new ways of making and seeing.
Make Your Mark on A New Royal Academy of Arts
As the RA approaches its 250th anniversary, we're transforming our building to open up new spaces for exhibitions, learning and debate. Make Your Mark on A New Royal Academy of Arts by naming a statue, adopting a work or simply making a donation.
RA250 limited edition memberships
All the usual benefits of being a member of the RA, plus exclusive extras to celebrate our 250th birthday.
See Jasper Johns and Dalí / Duchamp for free
Apply to study in the RA Schools
Free student ticket offer
Discounted off-peak tickets for Jasper Johns
Charles I: King and Collector
27 January – 15 April 2018
Discover the astounding treasures in the king's legendary art collection, brought together for the first time since the 17th century when he changed the tastes of the nation.
El Anatsui Hon RA: Benchmarks
Until 20 April 2018
See the artist's new limited-edition prints in the Academicians’ Room.
Etching: The Infernal Method
Until 19 February 2018
Curated by Norman Ackroyd RA, this selection of works for sale celebrates the diversity of contemporary etching practice.
The Interpretation of Movement (a 9:8 in blue)
Terrace Wires: Conrad Shawcross RA
See sculptor and Royal Academician Conrad Shawcross's new public installation – his largest mechanical work to date – in St Pancras International station.
The story of female life models at the RA
As we prepare to open our 'From Life' exhibition, we look at the historic role of the female nude life model.
Video: inside Matisse in the Studio
Missed the exhibition? Explore the show with these videos instead.
10 art exhibitions to see in November
Recommendations for shows to see across the UK this month.
Jasper Johns: 10 works to know
A closer look at 10 key works from across the artist's career.
Family how-to: use melted crayons to decorate a flag
Melt and grate crayons in our take on Jasper Johns’s encaustic paintings.
Six secrets from Matisse's studio
If you just missed this autumn's Matisse in the Studio exhibition, here's another chance to explore the artist's workspace.
As I see it: Rebecca Salter
The new Keeper of the RA Schools talks artistic dogs, learning Japanese and proving your teachers wrong.
Video: Henri Matisse in 60 seconds
Missed this autumn's Matisse in the Studio exhibition? Get up to speed on the artist's life and work with our Artistic Director Tim Marlow.
Jasper Johns: “Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it.”
In this long read, art historian Barbara Rose explores the complex transformations of objects and images throughout the artist's work.
Matisse’s studio: “an interior world of his own making”
Missed this autumn's Matisse in the Studio exhibition? Matisse scholar Nicholas Watkins will get you up to speed in this long read.
Jasper Johns: a beginner’s guide
For those unfamiliar with the artist whose work is currently in our main galleries, here are six facts to get you started.
Dalí and Duchamp: a curious camaraderie
In this long read, curator Dawn Ades explores four aspects of the artists' enduring affinity for each other’s work.
Odd couples: artists you never knew were friends
We take a look at the friendship between those two great masters of modern art, plus five other artist pairs you may never have guessed.
Family how-to: collage Matisse magnets
Forage for some autumnal inspiration, then get cutting and sticking to create moveable magnetic cut-outs that you can put on the front of your fridge.
Video – Jasper Johns in 60 seconds
Our Artistic Director Tim Marlow gives a quick introduction to one of the 20th century’s great artistic innovators.
Quiz: who said it – Dalí, Duchamp or celeb?
Do you know your Dalí from your Duchamp? How about your Duchamp from your Donald Trump or Madonna?
Video: Salvador Dalí in 60 seconds
A quick introduction to the Spanish surrealist superstar from our Artistic Director Tim Marlow.
Missed a talk at the RA?
Catch up on events at the RA with these audio recordings.
New programme of short courses and classes
Explore subjects ranging from life drawing to the history of portraiture, led by expert tutors and practising artists.
Event: an evening of short stories with Pin Drop and Lisa Dwan
The critically acclaimed actress joins us on Friday 1 December to read from Samuel Beckett's short prose collection ‘Foirades/Fizzles’, published in collaboration with Jasper Johns in 1972.
RA Art Tours Worldwide
These expert-led small group tours focus on the art, architecture and archaeology of some of the world’s most fascinating destinations.
Free tours of the RA
Discover our art, architecture and history in these special, one-hour tours which include the historic John Madejski Fine Rooms.
Buy works by Anthony Eyton RA
A selection of paintings by Anthony Eyton RA are available to buy through Art Sales, and currently on display in our Keeper's House.
Visit our online shop
Browse our range of artistic products designed and inspired by Royal Academicians, from Grayson Perry and Yinka Shonibare to David Hockney and Zaha Hadid.
Shop prints, canvases and framed reproductions from our collection
Browse more than 600 images to find the perfect work for your own walls, or a gift for a friend.
Become part of our private members' room
Expect artworks by Royal Academicians on display, an exceptional food menu and an exciting programme of events, including our Friday night DJ sessions.