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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.
● Fully booked
Any fashionable artist submitting to the Summer Exhibition in the late 1800’s would take part in ‘Show Sunday’, receiving friends and guests in their studios.
£20, payment on RSVP. Patrons only.
Delfina Foundation, Victoria
resident artists for an intimate dinner and a special
£45 (includes three course dinner), payment on RSVP. Patrons only.
Life Drawing Room, RA Schools
Join us for a private talk with interior, furniture and textile designer Ashley Hicks, who will take us on a visual journey of his international career, commissions and influences.
£10 (includes refreshments), payment on RSVP. Patrons only.
The Library, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Join Professor Stephen Farthing RA for a Library
Salon as he explains the evolution of drawing through
nine works from the RA Archive.
RA Schools, Royal Academy of Arts
Patrons will have the opportunity to hear directly
from four graduating students as they prepare to
stage their final year exhibition.
Free, but please RSVP. Patrons only.
Patrons will receive an exclusive private tour of their collection by their Curator, Loa Haagen Pictet, an art historian and previous jury member of the Prix Pictet contemporary photography prize.
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Join us for a private view and curator led tour from this year’s Summer Exhibition Co-ordinator, Richard Wilson RA.
Free, but please RSVP.
Join us for a private view and curator led tour from RA Curator and Head of the Summer Exhibtion, Edith Devaney.
Hampstead Lane, London, NW3
Kenwood’s curator Dr. Kierkuc-Bielinski will guide us on an out of hour’s tour through the Brew House, Flower Garden and 18th Century house.
£20 (includes a tea reception), payment on RSVP. Patrons only.
Royal Academy of Arts
Sanctioning Day marks the formal completion of the arrangement of the Summer Exhibition. It is the day in which the exhibition is given the sanction of the Academy’s Summer Exhibition Committee.
Invitation to follow. Patrons only.
Join us for a private breakfast with this year’s Architecture Room Curators and Royal Academicians Louisa Hutton and Ian Ritchie, who will discuss this year’s themes and submissions in depth.
Another opportunity to see the show, this time with the whole family.
£100 per family (includes exhbition tour, workshop and light breakfast), payment on RSVP. Patrons only.
Please join us in Camberwell for a studio visit with these two fascinating artists where we will learn more about what drives and inspires their practice.
The RA Schools Show is your chance to be the first to see contemporary art created by the next generation of artists.
Celebrate the formal opening of the exhibition with the Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools
Come and join us for an exploration of London’s cutting edge, contemporary art scene as we spend the morning touring the most exciting galleries in East London.
The Sackler Wing, Burlington House, The Royal Academy of Arts
David Hockney returns to the RA with a remarkable new body of work. Embracing portraiture with a renewed creative vigour, he offers an intimate snapshot of the LA art world and the people who have crossed his path over the last two years.
Patrons are invited to continue the conversation around the exhibition over dinner
£70 (includes three-course dinner with wine), payment on RSVP. Patrons only.
Celebrate the formal opening of the exhibition with the President of the Royal Academy of Arts.
David Hockney returns to the RA with a remarkable new body of work. Join us for a tour of the exhibition followed by breakfast.
Join us for a private visit to the London home of Benjamin West Patron Leslie Bacon, who will kindly host summer drinks for us in her Regents Park home overlooking the park.
£10, payment on RSVP. Patrons only.
Join us for a day trip to the Somerset branch of this world famous art gallery.
£50 (includes lunch and travel to/from Bruton station), payment on RSVP. Patrons only.
Christies, 8 King Street, St James, London
A breakfast and private tour of the Christie’s Old Masters sale will kick off Old Masters Week for Patrons.
6 Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
Construction is in full swing at 6 Burlington Gardens and Patrons are invited to visit the site.
We will spend the day visiting Liverpool’s leading
art venues including Tate Liverpool, FACT and
the Walker Art Gallery, and receive tours from the
curators of the major exhibitions.
£75 (includes lunch, travel within Liverpool and entrance to all exhibitions), payment on RSVP. Patrons only.
Join us for a last chance tour of the exhibition.
Boston and Chicago
Abstract Expressionism is rooted in the American
Art Scene of the 1940’s and 1950’s. In the autumn
of 2016, for the first time since 1959, the RA’s Main
Galleries will host some of the finest works associated
with the movement from around the world.
Price to be confirmed. Patrons only.