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 Front Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Our tailor-made multi-sensory workshops are led by experienced artist educators for students with special educational needs. They include gallery based conversation and object handling, followed by an art making session.
Free, booking required.
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
£3 (including refreshments), free for carers and Friends of the RA. Booking required.
The General Assembly Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
At this event, we invite disabled artists and creative people at risk of exclusion from the
art world to share their practice with others.
Free, no booking required
The Learning Studio, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Join us for a free creative workshop inspired by the large scale action paintings within the ‘Abstract Expressionism’ exhibition.
Meet in Gallery VII, Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Artist Rebecca Salter RA discusses paintings by Barnett Newman and Ad Reinhardt, in front of the works themselves, in this in-gallery talk.
Free with exhibition ticket. No booking required.
The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
David Anfam explores the origins, significance and influence exerted by Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ (1943) – one of the most influential artworks of the 20th century.
£17 (includes exhibition entry). £12 (event only). Reductions available.
The Geological Society, entrance on Piccadilly
Luc Tuymans discusses his distinguished career as a contemporary painter, as well as
his curation of the James Ensor exhibition, with Senior Curator Adrian Locke.
£16 (includes exhibition entry). £12 (event only). Reductions available.