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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Royal Academy of Arts
The RA hosts a special arts festival as part of the Mayfair Art Weekend, celebrating this unique arts district as a vibrant hub of creativity and craftsmanship. All activities are free and open to all ages.
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join musicians from the Royal College of Music, London, who will be filling the galleries with music inspired by selected artworks from the Summer Exhibition.
Free with exhibition entry.
Burlington House and Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy of Arts is currently undergoing one of the biggest physical changes in its 249-year history. We’ll take you on a full site tour and show you how the building work is unfolding ahead of time – the public won’t see the results until 2018.
£250. Includes tour, refreshments, donor accreditation and a gift bag.
Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Let your senses follow Henri Matisse’s lead as you take a journey through food and classical music. You’ll taste the Côte d‘Azur, and feel the warm summer breeze from the French Riviera.
£75. Includes welcome drink and Mediterranean tapas.
The Keeper's House Restaurant, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join Charles Saumarez Smith, our Secretary and Chief Executive, for a special lunch at the Royal Academy where you’ll hear first-hand about our plans for the Academy’s future.
£150. Includes lunch and an RA gift bag.
IAC Building, 555 West 18th Street, New York City
Join us this September as we celebrate the creative forces and voices of leadership behind the RA at the Royal Academy America 2017 gala celebration in New York City.
For enquiries, contact April Moorhouse, Events and Patron Membership Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (212) 980-8404.