Until 7 June 2015
★★★★★ "Magnificent" – Evening Standard
8 June — 16 August 2015
Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust
4 July — 27 September 2015
Michael Craig-Martin RA: advice for an aspiring artist
Summer Exhibition Preview Party
Richard Diebenkorn: inside the show
Inside the Academy
Redeveloping the Royal Academy
Art Sales at the RA
Courtyard sculpture: Conrad Shawcross RA
Hughie O’Donoghue RA: “painting is archaeology in reverse”
The Royal Academician explains how the nature of memory and a sense of place are driving forces in his latest series of paintings.
Hanging in the corridors of power: when art and politics collide
With Britain’s General Election looming, Tom Jeffreys takes a look at the relationship between art and power – in government art collections and on the campaign trail.
Fiona Rae RA: “I’ve always had an experimental approach to painting”
The Royal Academician explains how turning away from colour has had an invigorating effect on her work.
The month in architecture: April 2015
From the biggest architecture news and the latest prizes to the wackiest new projects, this is a round up of everything you need to know in one handy post.
Three ways art could change Britain
Visual art can shape approaches across public policy. Here are three unlikely areas where art and artists can make a difference.
In the neighbourhood: Exploring Ai Weiwei’s ‘village’ in Beijing
Behind the scenes
10 game-changing art manifestos
Eileen Cooper exhibition tour
‘Hide and Seek’ Explained
Monday 15 June
Our pick of this week’s art events: 16 – 23 May
From David Hockney RA at Annely Juda Fine Art to sculptures by Shawcross and Hepworth in Salisbury, we guide you through the week’s top art events.
Short Story Award: submissions now open
Anish Kapoor RA at Lisson Gallery
The Royal Academician explains how his new paintings in silicone and resin have a close connection to his blockbuster 2009 show at the RA.
Friends Week: 17–23 May
Get ready for our first ever Friends Week – seven days of specially planned events, activities and exclusive tours. See us up close like never before: learn, discover and marvel.
Bryan Kneale RA at Pangolin London
10 minutes with… Michael Landy RA
An Abiding Standard
The Prints of Stanley Anderson RA
25 February — 24 May 2015
A key figure in the revival of line engraving in the 1920s, Stanley Anderson RA (1884–1966) is best known for his series of prints memorialising England’s vanishing rural crafts.
Free RA Tours
Podcast: Tatiana Bilbao
Mexican architect, Tatiana Bilbao, discusses her recent projects and the relationship between people and place throughout her work.
Rebecca Salter RA
Four Visions for the Future of Housing
What might the future hold for housing in the UK? What are the challenges faced now and how can they be overcome? We put these questions to Mæ Architects, Dallas Pierce Quintero, 5th Studio and Sarah Wigglesworth Architects who came up with a range of intriguing visions.
Exploring Stanley Anderson’s London
These videos explore Stanley Anderson’s etchings of London in the 1920s, showing a city in the throes of dramatic change.
Exhibition curator Sarah C. Bancroft on Richard Diebenkorn
Zaha Hadid RA in conversation with Alain Elkann
Should art be more political?
Should art have politics at the forefront of its agenda? Artist Bob and Roberta Smith RA and critic Kelly Grovier go head to head.
Cornelia Parker’s poppies at the Whitworth
A survey of work by Cornelia Parker RA is the opening show at Manchester’s newly renovated Whitworth Gallery – featuring a room hung with the negatives from a poppy factory.
Behind the scenes
A day in the life
Molly Bretton, Access Manager
How can we make art accessible for all our audiences? We chatted to a key member of our learning team about her role.
Very rarely as an artist do you get that real ecstasy of painting – you are always chasing it.
Chantal Joffe RA
House of curiosities
In the studio with Tom Phillips RA
Richard Wilson RA
Become a Friend of the RA
Object of the month: May 2015
JMW Turner's fishing rod
Learn from experts and artists
RAted at the RA Shop
Explore our showcase for emerging British design and artistic talent.
Alan Stanton RA
Artist of the month: May 2015
Frederic Leighton PRA
Painting on the threshold
Ian McKeever RA on Diebenkorn and abstraction
On the Reynolds trail in the RA archive
On the eve of a major exhibition London dedicated to Sir Joshua Reynolds, we delve into the RA’s archive to learn more about the Academy’s founding president.
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