From its foundation in 1768 the Royal Academy of Arts has provided a voice for art and artists. We are an independent charity led by eminent artists and architects—the Royal Academicians—and we pursue our mission through exhibitions, education and debate.
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Join us for an evening salon with renowned interior designer Douglas Mackie at his stunning private residence. Patrons will receive an exclusive insight into his diverse collection of antiques, paintings and textiles.
Free, booking required. Benjamin West Patrons only.
The General Assembly Room and Slaughter Rooms, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly
Patrons will be the first to hear the plans for the RA’s significant new collections display, which will be curated by President Christopher Le Brun with design by international museographer, Adrien Gardère.
£20. Patrons only.
The Weston Rooms, the Norman Shaw Staircase and the Architecture Space, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Please join us for a special tour of ‘Premiums: Interim Projects’.
Free, booking required. Schools Patrons only.
Tottenham Court Road Station
Join us for a special private tour of Tottenham Court Road tube station, with architects Hawkins/Brown and Crossrail’s art programme manager providing an exclusive insight into the architecture, engineering and art at this vibrant station.
Free, booking required. Architecture Patrons only.
The Sackler Wing, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Patrons are invited for a drinks reception and talk with Richard Deacon RA, who was elected as an Academician in 1998 in the category of sculpture, and the RA’s Head of Collections, Maurice Davies.
Serpentine Galleries, London
Join us for this very special private viewing and curator’s tour of rarely seen paintings and drawings by the pioneering and visionary architect, Zaha Hadid (1950-2016).
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
RA Patrons have the first opportunity to see our new Main Galleries exhibition; ‘Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932’
Free, booking required. Patrons only.
Join us for Patrons Dining Club to celebrate the opening of ‘Revolution: Russian Art 1917 -1932’. Continue the conversation with fellow art-lovers and discuss one of the most momentous periods in modern world history.
£70. Includes three-course meal with wine. Patrons only.
Patrons are invited to visit Royal Academician Anthony Whishaw in his Kensington studio. This morning visit will be a unique opportunity to see the artist’s work in progress and explore the place he has called home since 1957.
£10. Patrons only.
We invite RA Patrons to celebrate the formal opening of ‘Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932’.
RA Patrons have the chance to preview ‘Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932’ before the exhibition opens to the public.
Thompson Square Studios, 54 Thompson Street, 3rd Floor, New York City
Join Felipe Castelblanco, 2014 Starr Fellow and Director of Mote 078 Gallery, for a second screening of multimedia works.
RA Patrons have the first opportunity to see ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’.
Join us for Patrons Dining Club to celebrate the opening of ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’. Continue the conversation and discuss the exhibition with fellow art-lovers.
Sackler Wing, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
We invite RA Patrons to celebrate the formal opening of ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’.
Sackler Wing, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
RA Patrons have the chance to preview ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’ before the exhibition opens to the public. Join us for a private curator led tour of this remarkable exhibition and a light breakfast.
Benjamin West Group Patrons are invited to a private tour of ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’. Hosted by Lady Barbara Judge, the evening will include a glamorous drinks reception in the John Madejski Fine rooms.
£20. Benjamin West Patrons only.
UBS, 5 Broadgate, EC2M 2QS
Please join us for a tour of the UBS art collection in the new UBS London HQ 5 Broadgate, designed by architect Ken Shuttleworth.
Free, booking required. Young Patrons only.
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Patrons are incredibly fortunate to be invited to visit one of the most comprehensive collections of contemporary Russian art in the world, a perfect complement to the RA’s ‘Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932’ exhibition.
£10. Contemporary Circle Patrons only.
Another opportunity to see the show, this time with the whole family.
£100 per family. Patrons only.
Gasworks, Vauxhall, SE11
Please join us for an evening at Gasworks, a non-profit visual art organisation working at the intersection between UK and international practices.
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1
Gold and Platinum Patrons have the opportunity to join Wolfgang Tillmans RA as he leads us around his exhibition, followed by coffee nearby.
£10. Gold and Platinum Patrons only.
Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
We invite Patrons to visit behind the scenes of the masterplan redevelopment, as we transform our current site in time for our 250th birthday in 2018.
Schools Patrons are invited to spend a fascinating morning visiting the studios of recent graduates from the RA Schools in Bow.
£10. Schools Patrons only.