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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Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
The Summer Exhibition edits programme invites guests to select the five works in this year’s exhibition that intrigue them the most. Join us for a series of special tours with learning partners, exploring what they chose and why.
Free with exhibition entry.
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Join us in the Summer Exhibition Architecture Room to hear the recipients of the Turkischceramics prize discuss their winning projects.
Free with exhibition entry, no booking required.
The Summer Exhibition Architecture Room hosts a talk discussing the winning project for this prize for up-and-coming architects – Flower Apartment by Yuji Tanabe.
The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Step into the studio of Henri Matisse, as co-curator Ann Dumas introduces the exhibition and discusses the ways in which Matisse’s collection of objects from Africa, Asia and the Middle East was a constant stimulus for his art.
Free, booking required.
Meet in the Front Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Join us once a month for coffee and conversation to discuss artworks from our permanent collection.
Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1
Polish architect Robert Konieczny talks about his innovative approach to residential architecture through some of his most recent projects.
£12, £6 concessions. Includes talk and drinks reception.
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly
Dutch practice NL Architects joins our programme to discuss its work, including an award-winning renovation of a post-war housing block.
Artists Yinka Shonibare RA and Wessie Ling join ‘Matisse in the Studio’ co-curator Ellen McBreen to examine the ethical and artistic considerations of cultural appropriation within the arts, in a discussion chaired by writer and broadcaster Bidisha.
£12, £6 concessions.
The Belle Shenkman Room, the Keeper's House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join us for an informal, drop-in conversation and share your thoughts about our current ‘Matisse in the Studio’ exhibition.
Free, no booking required.
General Assembly Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join us for a roundtable exploring alternative studio practice, chaired by collaborators and founders of The Mycological Twist, Anne de Boer and Eloïse Bonneviot.
£8, £5 concessions.
Join Professor Robert Meyrick, Head of the School of Art at Aberystwyth University, for an introduction to ‘Second Nature: The Art of Charles Tunnicliffe RA’.
Independent co-curator of ‘Matisse in the Studio’, Ellen McBreen, examines a series of iconic portraits featured in the exhibition and highlights the role of portraiture in the artist’s move towards abstraction.
Free, booking required.
Join us for a discussion on Aino Marsio-Aalto and her often overlooked contribution to Nordic Modernist architecture.