A NEW HOME FOR ART & IDEAS
Run by artists since 1768, we’re celebrating 250 years by opening up like never before. Step inside a new home for art and ideas.
Congratulations to our new President
The Royal Academy is delighted to announce that Rebecca Salter has been elected the first female President in our 251-year history.Meet Rebecca
ExhibitionsDaily 10am–6pmFriday 10am–10pmCafés and shopsOpen early and late; hours vary.All opening times
Entry is free – some exhibitions and events will be charged separately.Free
Burlington House Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD
6 Burlington Gardens London, W1S 3ET
Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits
From youthful self-portraits to sombre self-reflections, this emotive exhibition reveals Freud’s personal and artistic development.
Picasso and Paper
Opens 25 January 2020
Opens 23 February 2020
New courses and classes
Browse and book our 2020 courses and classes
RA Schools Postgraduate Programme
Applications close 16 December
Executive Master in Cultural Leadership
Now accepting applications
Need inspiration? Here's just a taste of the art and architecture that's on offer around the new RA.
The new RA has even more places to meet, eat and drink. Stop for a quick coffee, a lazy lunch or dinner and drinks.
Home to the UK’s longest established art school, the RA has always had making at its heart. Come and try an art class or workshop, or find inspiration to create at home.
Run by artists, we’re a platform for independent points of view about art and culture, and we’d love to exchange ideas with you.
Introducing Lucian Freud
More art, more ideas
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Some thoughts on painting, by Lucian Freud
Read Freud in his own words; a painter driven by obsession who found the process of painting "infectious".
Hope is powerful. Let’s not squander it
Dr Jane Goodall lays down five reasons why we should remain optimistic about the future.
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