Jasper Johns: 'Something Resembling Truth'
23 September — 10 December 2017
Matisse in the Studio
Until 12 November 2017
Jasper Johns: a beginner’s guide
Matisse’s studio: “an interior world of his own making”
Introducing 2018 at the Royal Academy
Building the Pompidou with Renzo Piano
Jean-Michel Basquiat: downtown stray to international star
Etching: The Infernal Method
Until 19 February 2018
Four art biographies to read this autumn
Jasper Johns: “Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it.”
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
The Mycological Twist: the artist’s studio 2.0
10 art exhibitions to see in September
Read our recommendations for exhibitions to see this month – from outsider Art to ancient warriors.
Free student ticket offer
Eileen Cooper RA
Henri Matisse in 60 seconds
Shop like Matisse
Second Nature: The Art of Charles Tunnicliffe RA
Until 8 October 2017
El Anatsui Hon RA: ‘Benchmarks’
Until 20 April 2018
Make Your Mark on A New Royal Academy of Arts
Dalí / Duchamp
7 October 2017 — 3 January 2018
RA Editions: Allen Jones, 'Plein Air'
David Hockney: “I’ve never been mainstream. Just be yourself”
To celebrate David Hockney’s 80th birthday, filmmaker Bruno Wollheim has released 80 previously unseen short films made with the artist. Watch three of them here.
How to read it: Henry Tuke’s A Bathing Group
As Tate Britain’s ‘Queer British Art’ marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality, we take a look at the work of Henry Tuke from the RA collection, on display in the show.
Introduction to ‘Second Nature: The Art of Charles Tunnicliffe RA’
How to read it: Charles Tunnicliffe’s Chinese Geese
The act of drawing is at the heart of everything I do. It is the most intimate of processes and at its best reveals both the hand and mind of the artist to the viewer.
Rebecca Salter RA
Missed this year's Summer Exhibition?
Here's a dash around the show, coordinated by Eileen Cooper RA.
The Interpretation of Movement (a 9:8 in blue)
Terrace Wires: Conrad Shawcross RA
Tess Jaray RA
Conrad Shawcross: "I used to work as an extra in films"
In the latest in our 'As I see it' series, sculptor Conrad Shawcross tells us why Brexit might change the meaning of his new St. Pancras installation, what it means to be the youngest Academician – and why artists should never work in pubs.
RA250 stories: building a bridge that’s a sculpture
Behind the scenes
Francis Kéré on his Serpentine Pavilion: “I dream of work in the UK. It’s the place to build”
Three years after his tunnel of straws inspired audiences in the RA's Sensing Spaces show, architect Diébédo Francis Kéré is back in the UK as the designer of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion. We caught up to hear about his new creation.
Make at home
Make a paint-splattering spinning top
Learn how to make a spinning top that will spin and spin, splattering paint to create multiple masterpieces!
Exploring watercolour with Christopher Le Brun PRA
Learn from experts and artists
Missed a talk at the RA?
Odd couples: Artists you never knew were friends
Charles I: King and Collector
27 January — 15 April 2018
Discover the legendary art collection of Charles I. For the first time since the 17th century, a landmark exhibition at the RA will bring together the astounding treasures that changed the taste of the nation.
Art Sales: Fred Cuming RA
David Hockney RA's SUMO: A Bigger Book
The exhibition is the thing that excites me – it’s the moment that the work really comes alive.
Visit the RA shop
Very rarely as an artist do you get that real ecstasy of painting – you are always chasing it.
Chantal Joffe RA
Keep looking at your own work. Keep looking at the world, trying to reconcile the two things. Cherish your fellow travellers. Don’t give up.
How to… make a wood engraving, with Anne Desmet
Anne Desmet RA demonstrates each step in creating a wood engraving, from tracing the original drawing through to printing a first proof.
Mayfair & St James's interactive gallery map
Richard Wilson RA
Discover works from the RA's Collections
Alan Stanton RA
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