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, Piccadilly
At this event we invite disabled artists and creative people facing barriers accessing the art world to share their practice with others.
Free, no booking required.
Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1
The identity of London is continuously evolving, as its citizens respond to the pressing demands of its status as a global capital. What is the identity of a city that is in permanent transition? What role does the citizen play in shaping a city’s identity, and vice versa?
£12, £6 concessions. Includes talk and drinks reception.
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
Free, booking required.
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.
Sir Hugh Casson Room, The Keeper’s House, Royal Academy of Arts
Chris Wilkinson RA joins Kate Goodwin for a breakfast talk to discuss architecture as an “instruction-based art” and explore the challenges and complexity of building design today.
£8, £5 concessions. Includes tea and coffee.
Join us for a special evening with critically-acclaimed British actress, Dame Penelope Wilton, who will announce and narrate this year’s winning story of the RA and Pin Drop Short Story Award.
£16 including exhibition entry. £12 event only, £6 concessions.
Acclaimed artist Miroslaw Balka and architectural historian Joseph Rykwert discuss the role that art and architecture play in shaping the politics of memory around conflict.
Renowned artist Daniel Buren joins the RA’s Artistic Director Tim Marlow to discuss his first permanent public commission in the UK.
£12, £6 concessions
A breakfast talk with Farshid Moussavi RA discussing the motivation behind her brief for the Architecture Room in the Summer Exhibition, which explores architecture as an ‘instruction-based art’.
Artist Brian Catling RA joins Tate Senior Curator Catherine Wood and Dr Jen Harvie to explore the evolution of performance art in museums and its entrance into the contemporary art market.
The Royal Academy welcomes celebrated Indian architect Balkrishna V. Doshi to deliver the 27th Annual Architecture Lecture.
£22, £12 concessions. Includes talk and drinks reception.
The Tennant Gallery, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join us for an in-gallery talk on the work of Charles Tunnicliffe RA, with Collections Curator Annette Wickham.
Meet in the Architecture Room, Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join a unique tour of this year’s Summer Exhibition Architecture Room.
Free with exhibition entry, no booking required.
Join us once a month for coffee and conversation to discuss artworks from our permanent collection.
A breakfast talk with Andrew Whalley, Deputy Chairman at Grimshaw, discussing architecture as an “instruction-based art” and exploring the challenges and complexity of building design today.
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Join us in the Summer Exhibition Architecture Room to hear the recipient of the Turkischceramics prize for most outstanding architectural work discuss their winning project.
The Summer Exhibition Architecture Room hosts a talk by the winner of this prize for up-and-coming architects.
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.
Join our panel, including artist Yinka Shonibare RA and ‘Matisse in the Studio’ co-curator Ellen McBreen, in a discussion examining the ethical and artistic considerations of cultural appropriation within the arts.
£12, £6 concessions.
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’.