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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.
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The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Join us for this talk by Owen Hopkins, RA Architecture Programme Curator, who discusses Nicholas Hawksmoor’s career and shows how over their history Hawksmoor’s buildings have been ignored, abused, altered, recovered and celebrated.
Free, booking required.
The Geological Society, Piccadilly, London, W1
In the final lecture of our ‘Architecture and Freedom’ season, newly elected Royal Academician, Farshid Moussavi, discusses architecture’s function as an agent in shaping everyday life.
£12. Reductions £6.
Meet in the exhibition, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Curator Annette Wickham introduces this epic cartoon by Daniel Maclise RA, which depicts the meeting of Duke of Wellington and his Prussian ally Field Marshall Blücher after the Battle of Waterloo.
Free with an exhibition ticket, no booking required.
The General Assembly Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Acclaimed author Elif Shafak leads a discussion on her sumptuous historical novel ‘The Architect’s Apprentice’, set during the height of the Ottoman Empire.
£19 (including exhibition entry on the day). £15 (event only).
An event for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing visitors – art historian John Wilson will lead this talk in British Sign Language (BSL) exploring the paintings of Jean-Etienne Liotard and the cultural context of his portraits.
£3. Carers and Friends of the RA go free.
Blaspheming artists get all the press. But contemporary artists are among the most profound and sensitive commentators on religion today, Dr Aaron Rosen argues in his new book, ‘Art + Religion in the 21st Century’.
Art historian and author Michael Peppiatt reveals a personal account of his friendship with painter Francis Bacon to art critic and curator Richard Cork.
£12. Reductions £6.
The John Madejski Fine Rooms, Burlington House
Join us once a month for coffee and conversation to discuss artworks from our permanent collection.
At this event we invite disabled artists and creative people at risk of exclusion from the art world to share their practice in a warm and welcoming environment.
Free, no booking required.
Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, W1
Distinguished sculptor Tony Cragg RA discusses his understanding of sculpture as a study of how materials and forms affect and shape our ideas and emotions.
Exhibition curator Ann Dumas examines the different ways that artists ranging from Claude Monet to Henri Matisse painted the garden in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Meet in the Royal Academy Library, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
RA Collections Assistant Curator Maria Alambritis introduces the work of Eduardo Paolozzi RA, perhaps best known for his mosaics at Tottenham Court Road station.
A panel of speakers consider whether there is still a place for unorthodox approaches and original thinking in architecture.
One year on from a major season on the ‘Future of Housing’ in the UK, we look again at this ever more urgent question.
Art historian Francoise Durrance will lead this talk, accompanied by speech-to-text transcription and British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation.
An expert panel surveys the landscape of public art today and discusses what the future might hold.
Art historian and curator MaryAnne Stevens discusses the role that the gardens created by artists such as Sorolla, Liebermann, Tuxen and Astrup, played in their search for new modes of artistic expression.
Join us for a panel event exploring the current state and future potential of contemporary urban gardening.
£16 (includes exhibition ticket). £10 (without exhibition ticket). Reductions available.
Meet on the Sackler landing, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
RA Collections curator Annette Wickham explores some of the themes and ideas behind this exhibition of drawings by award-winning abstract sculptor Ann Christopher RA.
Garden designers Dan Pearson, Tom Stuart-Smith and Sarah Price and artist Stephen Farthing RA explore how colour is used in modern garden design, in a panel discussion led by critic and historian Tim Richardson.
£16 (includes exhibition ticket). £12 (without exhibition ticket). Concessions available.
Award-winning abstract sculptor Ann Christopher RA discusses her work and current exhibition of drawings at the Royal Academy, with art critic Richard Cork.