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 on the Sackler Landing, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join Alexander Jackson, PhD candidate and associate tutor at the Sainsbury Institute for Art, for an in-gallery talk focusing on the iconic American realist painter, Edward Hopper.
Free, no booking required.
The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Neil Gillespie and Simon Green discuss the intriguing, yet often overlooked contribution of Peter Womersley to Scottish modern architecture.
£12, £6 concessions.
Artist Cornelia Parker OBE RA joins us in conversation to discuss her printmaking practice for our annual London Original Print Fair (LOPF) lecture.
£12, £6 concessions.
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.
Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1
The first in this series of debates focuses on East London, exploring the degree to which the architecture designed for upcoming developments is helping to shape or erode the tapestry of London’s identity.
£12, £6 concessions. Includes talk and drinks reception.
Join us for an exclusive screening of the film ‘Art/Work/USA: American Art in the Sixties’, with an introduction by the director, art critic and historian Barbara Rose.
£12, £6 concessions
Author Owen Hopkins is joined by ‘Icon’ editor John Jervis to discuss ‘Lost Futures’, a book that provides a close review of the demise and destruction of post-war architecture in Britain.
£8, £5 concessions.
Exploring the degree to which the architecture designed for upcoming developments is helping to shape or erode the tapestry of London’s identity, the second event in our ‘Designing urban identities’ series focuses on West London.
Join us as our panel considers the role of art in reforming collective ideas of national identity in times of national crisis.
£12, £6 concessions. Free for carers.
At this event we invite disabled artists and creative people facing barriers accessing the art world to share their practice with others.
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?
Acclaimed artist Miroslaw Balka and architectural historian Joseph Rykwert discuss the concepts of memory and conflict and how these are explored in contemporary art and architecture.
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
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.
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.
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.