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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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Meet in the Saloon
Join the Costa First Novel prize-winning author Emma Healey as she leads this book club on her gripping debut novel ‘Elizabeth is Missing’, a part-mystery and heartbreaking reflection on memory, identity, and aging.
Reynolds Room, Burlington House
Renowned artist Frank Auerbach joins Tim Marlow, the RA’s Director of Artistic Programmes, to discuss what drives him, and why he paints every day of the year.
£12. Concessions £6.
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.
Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Eileen Cooper RA discusses with art writer Anna McNay the role of drawing in her practice, and why she considers it to be neither just a preliminary or secondary art form.
Free, booking required.
The Geological Society, Piccadilly, London, W1
In a keynote debate for the London Festival of Architecture, we debate how creativity can be nurtured and sustained in a global city like London.
£12. Reductions £6.
Celebrated artist, influential teacher, Royal Academician and this year’s Summer Exhibition Coordinator, Michael Craig-Martin CBE RA joins Tim Marlow to reflect on his career and discuss some of the ideas and events that have shaped his achievements as an artist and teacher.
£16 (includes exhibition entry). £12 (event only). Concessions available.
Sculptor Conrad Shawcross RA joins writer and Coordinating Chaplain at Nottingham Trent University, Revd Dr Richard Davey to discuss his courtyard installation for this year’s Summer Exhibition, and the way his sculptures explore geometry, philosophy, physics and metaphysics.
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Explore the Summer Exhibition Architecture Room with its organiser this year, Ian Ritchie RA.
Free with an exhibition ticket. No booking required.
Join us in the Summer Exhibition Architecture Room to hear the recipient of the prize for most outstanding architectural work discuss their winning project.
The Summer Exhibition Architecture Room plays host to a talk by the winner of this prize for one of Britain’s most promising up-and-coming architects.
The Royal Academy welcomes Danish architect, Bjarke Ingels, to deliver the 25th Annual Architecture Lecture in the unique setting of the Summer Exhibition.
£18. Reductions £9.