Jasper Johns: 'Something Resembling Truth'
23 September — 10 December 2017
Matisse in the Studio
Until 12 November 2017
Second Nature: The Art of Charles Tunnicliffe RA
Until 8 October 2017
Dalí / Duchamp
7 October 2017 — 3 January 2018
The Mycological Twist: the artist’s studio 2.0
Jasper Johns: a beginner’s guide
In autumn 2017 we celebrate the work of pioneering American artist Jasper Johns. For those unfamiliar with the artist, here are six facts to help you delve into a fascinating career.
Introduction to ‘Second Nature: The Art of Charles Tunnicliffe RA’
Matisse’s studio: “an interior world of his own making”
10 art exhibitions to see in September
Read our recommendations for exhibitions to see this month – from outsider Art to ancient warriors.
10-week art history and theory course
My art agenda: Emma Stibbon RA
Jasper Johns: “Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it.”
El Anatsui Hon RA: ‘Benchmarks’
Until 20 April 2018
Feminist, socialist, embroiderer: the untold story of May Morris
Introducing 2018 at the Royal Academy
Building the Pompidou with Renzo Piano
As Renzo Piano celebrates his 80th birthday, fellow architect Richard Rogers looks back at working together on one of the 20th century’s most iconic buildings.
Jean-Michel Basquiat: downtown stray to international star
Etching: The Infernal Method
Until 19 February 2018
Four art biographies to read this autumn
Sonia Boyce: “If we can go to Mars, we can send more kids to art school”
The artists behind your favourite childhood books
How much do you know about the illustrators who brought your favourite childhood characters to life?
Family how-to: make a colour wheel
Free student ticket offer
Without those hours of standing painting, scraping off, moving backwards and forward, picking up one piece, putting down another piece, squeezing out more paint, it doesn’t happen.
Eileen Cooper RA
Henri Matisse in 60 seconds
Shop like Matisse
Make Your Mark on A New Royal Academy of Arts
RA Editions: Allen Jones, 'Plein Air'
How to read it: Charles Tunnicliffe’s Chinese Geese
Odd couples: Artists you never knew were friends
The Interpretation of Movement (a 9:8 in blue)
Terrace Wires: Conrad Shawcross RA
There is only one rule for aspiring artists. That is, only become one if you have absolutely no choice, if your drive is so strong that nothing else could be contemplated. If you think in terms of worldly success, forget it. The rewards are in the doing and in the breadth of art.
Tess Jaray RA
RA250 stories: building a bridge that’s a sculpture
Behind the scenes
Exploring watercolour with Christopher Le Brun PRA
Learn from experts and artists
Missed a talk at the RA?
Art Sales: Fred Cuming RA
David Hockney RA's SUMO: A Bigger Book
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Very rarely as an artist do you get that real ecstasy of painting – you are always chasing it.
Chantal Joffe RA
Mayfair & St James's interactive gallery map
The moment just before a work is finished, it’s finished. You want a bit of nervous twitching, a bit of tension, in the sculpture.
Richard Wilson RA
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Alan Stanton RA
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