Until 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.
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.
Our 250th anniversary celebrations aren't limited to London. Arts institutions across the country are joining us to take a look back at our history and celebrate the artists and architects who have shaped the RA – and many other galleries and museums in the UK. Discover the RA where you are.
#LifeDrawingLive with Jonathan Yeo
Become part of a 250-year tradition of life drawing at the Royal Academy by joining our first ever live-streamed life class, led by renowned portraitist Jonathan Yeo. We'll be going live on Thursday 25 January, from 7.30-9pm.
Submit your artwork to the 2018 Summer Exhibition
Grayson Perry and his Summer Exhibition committee want to see your art! Enter your work to the world's largest open-submission exhibition – deadline 14 February.
Announcing The New RA
On 19 May 2018, we'll unveil a transformed cultural campus with new free displays for art and architecture. Here's what to expect.
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.
A picture says a thousand words
Start exploring our Collection with an image, and continue through moods, mediums, colours or styles. Or, be inspired by an artist’s favourites in one of our online audio tours.
Free student ticket offer
Submit your short story
El Anatsui Hon RA: Benchmarks
Until 20 April 2018
See the artist's new limited-edition prints in the Academicians’ Room.
Introducing a new beta site for our Collection
We're excited to present you a new way to explore our Collection online – take a look.
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.
360 video: Jonathan Yeo's self-portrait made in virtual reality
As part of our From Life exhibition project, painter Jonathan Yeo has been depicting his own body in VR. Explore his studio and the process behind his work in this 360 degree video.
Missed a talk at the RA?
Catch up on events at the RA with these audio recordings.
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.
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.
RA250 limited edition memberships
All the usual benefits of being a member of the RA, plus exclusive extras to celebrate our 250th birthday.
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.