A late night with the arty crowd or painting alone into the small hours – with four female pioneers of Modernism in our galleries, it’s time to find out which one you are…
Get to know Fanny Eaton, a Jamaican woman who became a popular artist’s model in Victorian England and featured in many Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces.
With William Kentridge filling our Main Galleries with his immersive, spectacular work, here we take a closer look at 10 artworks by the visionary South African artist.
A dynamic influence in artistic circles, the Russian-born painter devised a haunting idiosyncratic style of her own
If you spotted the Royal Academy’s starring role in Netflix’s biggest series, you might be wondering what was fact and what was fiction. Thankfully, our Librarian Adam Waterton is here to debunk some myths and answer our Bridgerton questions.
We’ve filled our galleries with Whistler, Klimt, and Rossetti’s paintings of women wearing white gowns, but what started this trend in the 1860s? Professor Lara Feigel explores the literary origins of this aesthetic moment.
From a noh theatre festival to centuries-old arts and crafts, via the best of East Asia’s doughnuts, Rebecca Salter PRA’s route round the capital includes cultural and culinary treats.
If you have ever struggled for the acceptance and glory you obviously deserve, take heart from this story of John Constable RA’s decades-long struggle to become a member of the Royal Academy of Arts.
Yinka Shonibare RA invited the renowned Brixton-based reggae poet Linton Kwesi Johnson to bring his powerful words to the Summer Exhibition. Caleb Azumah Nelson sits down with him to discuss the poetry of resistance.
We enlisted art historian and founder of @ablackhistoryofart, Alayo Akinkugbe, to uncover five gems in this year’s show that capture Yinka Shonibare RA’s vision to ‘Reclaim Magic’.
Poet Sasha Dugdale reflects on Laura Knight RA’s evocative Gypsy portraits ahead of a major retrospective of the artist’s work in Milton Keynes.
From giant worms in Bexhill to Bronze-Age carvings in Yorkshire, there is so much art to see outside this summer.
Psychiatrist Sue Stuart-Smith on how the seasons affect us all.
From Virgil’s ‘Georgics’ to T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’, novelist Ali Smith explores the spirit of spring in poetry