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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 Geological Society, Piccadilly, London, W1
One year on from a major season on the ‘Future of Housing’ in the UK, we look again at this ever more urgent question.
£12. Reductions £6.
The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Art historian Francoise Durrance will lead this talk, accompanied by speech-to-text transcription and British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation.
£3. Carers and Friends of the RA go free.
An expert panel surveys the landscape of public art today and discusses what the future might hold.
The John Madejski Fine Rooms, Burlington House
Join us once a month for coffee and conversation to discuss artworks from our permanent collection.
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.
Free, booking required.
With young architects now faced with the crushing weight of student debt and an increasingly risk-averse building industry, our panel explore if there is any future for mavericks in architecture.
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.
Tennant Gallery, 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.
Free with an exhibition ticket, no booking required.
Crosby St Hotel, 79 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012
Join Eileen Cooper RA for a champagne reception hosted by her gallery, Rook & Raven, at the Crosby Street Hotel.
Free, but please RSVP.
Sir Hugh Casson Room, The Keeper’s House, Royal Academy of Arts
Hear the architects taking part in our ‘Urban Jigsaw’ project present their ongoing proposals for the creative reuse of London’s brownfield sites.
Free, no booking required.
Garden designers Dan Pearson, Tom Stuart-Smith and Sarah Price, and artist Stephen Chambers 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.
As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day, join our panel of artists as they explore what it means to create work from a female perspective in today’s contemporary art world.
£10. Reductions £5.
Award-winning abstract sculptor Ann Christopher RA discusses her exhibition and extensive body of work with Richard Cork, who has written the introduction for a new publication about the artist. The event will be followed by a book signing.
What might life be like after the signature-style, icon-obsessed, and arguably male-dominated age of the ‘starchitect’? Our panel explores.
Curator Per Rumberg gives an introduction to the age of Giorgione, tracing the birth of the Golden Age of Venetian painting.
James Priest, head gardener at Giverny, in conversation with garden designer and writer James Alexander-Sinclair, discusses Monet’s cultivation of and relationship with the garden that inspired some of his most famous paintings.
£16 (includes exhibition entry). £12 (event only). Reductions available.
Sean Griffiths, co-founder of FAT, one of the architects featured in Mavericks, chairs this discussion exploring the different perspectives artists can bring to the making of architecture.
One of the world’s best known architects talks with the RA’s Owen Hopkins about originality in architecture, the responsibilities of architects and the challenges facing cities over the next few decades.
Art historian John Wilson will lead this lecture in British Sign Language (BSL).
Meet Monet protecting his peonies with straw, Caillebotte inspecting orchids in his hot-house, Liebermann planning his Wannsee rose-bower, and Matisse thumbing the latest seed catalogues, in this talk by Clare A.P. Willsdon, Professor of the History of Western Art at the University of Glasgow.
Meet in the Library Print Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Guest curator Amanda Doran introduces the work of William Heath Robinson.
Feminist academic Professor Lynne Segal, and fashion and art historian Aileen Ribeiro examine the representation of ageing alongside attitudes towards age and beauty. Dr Hannah Zeilig (University of the Arts) chairs this discussion.
Dr Eric Haskell highlights the relationship between Claude Monet’s gardening aesthetic and painterly techniques as he practised and perfected them in his iconic garden at Giverny.
The Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1
Francine Houben, founder of Dutch architectural practice Mecanoo, discusses her internationally acclaimed work and the ways she orchestrates each building for those who use it.
Learning Studio, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
We invite disabled artists and creative people at risk of exclusion from the art world to share their practice with others.
Giorgione was one of the greatest artists who ever lived, yet it is difficult to establish exactly what he painted. Art historian Professor David Ekserdjian examines in detail the works by Giorgione as well as the artistic influence of this enigmatic master.
Have a favourite maverick building? Let us know on Twitter for a chance for it to be included in this debate looking for Britain’s greatest. #MaverickArchitects
Writer Sheila Hale and art historian Paul Hills discuss with broadcaster and art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon, the innovation and impact of the great masters, in particular Giorgione and Titian, during the first decade of the 16th century in Venice.
Chetwoods Architects present their proposal for the reuse of one of London’s hidden pieces of infrastructure: the underground Postal Railway.
The London Original Print Fair is delighted to welcome Michael Craig-Martin RA for its annual talk at the Royal Academy.
£12. Reductions £7.
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1
Inspired by the RA’s ‘Urban Jigsaw’ project, a panel of speakers debate the most critical issues facing London over the next few decades – from housing and infrastructure to culture and community.
Emerging architecture practice Alma-nac discuss their idea for a network of studio spaces in gap sites in the area around their studio in Waterloo.
Multi-disciplinary practice Atelier Kite present their proposal for a hybrid market hall and urban kitchen in Hackney.
Architects Maccreanor Lavington and urban designers East discuss their proposal for civic justice hubs directly accessible to local communities.