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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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Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Joseph Cornell is one of the most famous yet mystifying characters in modern American art. Cornell scholar Lynda Roscoe Hartigan explores what recent studies in creativity and cognition have contributed to understanding his distinctive constructions, collages and films.
£14 (includes exhibition entry). £10 (event only). Concessions available.
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Join us in the Summer Exhibition Architecture Room to hear the recipient of the prize for most outstanding architectural work discuss their winning project.
Free with an exhibition ticket. No booking required.
The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Exhibition curator, Sarah Lea introduces ‘Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust’, the first solo exhibition of this artist’s groundbreaking collage and assemblage art in the UK for almost 35 years, and talks about the preparations involved in such an exhibition.
Free, booking required.
Artist John Stezaker discusses with writer Michael Bracewell the relationship between the work of Joseph Cornell and his own artistic practice, in particular the disquieting juxtapositions of found photographic imagery.
£16 (includes exhibition entry). £12 (event only). Concessions available.
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.
Art historian Professor Dawn Ades CBE FBA discusses Joseph Cornell’s relationship with Surrealism, his engagement with the concept of time and the ongoing dialogue in his work between the ephemeral and the eternal.
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.
Join celebrated British artist, Sir Peter Blake CBE in conversation with Tim Marlow (RA’s Artistic Programmes Director) to discover why the work of Joseph Cornell has fascinated him throughout his career.
The John Madejski Fine Rooms, Burlington House
Join us once a month for coffee and conversation to discuss artworks from our permanent collection.
£3. Carers and Friends of the RA go free.
The Senate Room, Burlington Gardens
Peter Beard_LANDROOM’s project for opening Rainham Marsh to public access received a special mention in the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space awards.
£6. Reductions £3.
This panel discussion considers what the new spaces are for outsider art and what the responsibilities are for those involved in the interpretation, collection, curation and sale of these works within the context of today’s art world.
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.
This panel discussion brings together architects from the UK and the Netherlands who share an approach to the practice of urban design.
Meet in the Front Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Join us for a slide assisted talk about the Cornell exhibition with speech to text transcription and BSL interpretation.
The Saloon, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Join novelist, critic, literary theorist and playwright Gabriel Josipovici as he leads this book club on his new novel that charts the course of Joseph Cornell’s mysterious life and his remarkable boxes.
£19 (including exhibition entry on the day). £15 (event only).