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 Learning Studio and John Madejski Fine Rooms, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Get graffitiing at the RA at this free, drop-in family workshop inspired by the paintings of ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’.
Free, no booking required.
The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Professor Sarah Churchwell examines the political, cultural and aesthetic contexts to work by Grant Wood, Edward Hopper, Reginald Marsh and Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as exploring films of the period and their relation to the American art of the Great Depression.
Free, booking required.
Award-winning pianist and doctoral student Konstantin Lapshin presents a concert exploring the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, alongside a talk on the Russian-born composer by Royal College of Music professor Ivan Hewett.
£8, £5 concessions. Free for carers.
Meet at the learning desk in the Front Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Come on an American road trip with us through the paintings of ‘America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’, at this workshop led by experienced artist educators
£15, £5 for children ages five and up.
Meet on the Sackler Landing, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Explore the work of Thomas Hart Benton, a painter and muralist who was at the very forefront of the Regionalist art movement.
Free with exhibition ticket. No booking required.
Join us for this creative workshop inspired by the paintings in ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’.
Free, booking required.
Join artists Sonia Boyce RA, Dr Kimathi Donkor and Jacob V Joyce, Tate Modern curator Dr Zoe Whitley and arts practitioner and academic Dr Michael McMillan as they discuss whether black artists today are expected to challenge global and national issues of race and representation.
£12, £6 concessions. Free for carers.
Royal Academy of Arts
Join us for a night-long celebration of the 1930s American dream.
£35. Includes entry to 'America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s' and a bespoke cocktail
Join us for a free creative workshop inspired by the paintings in ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’.
The Academicians’ Room, The Keeper’s House and the Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Members of the Academicians’ Room are invited to an evening private view of ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’. The club room will be open as usual, serving seasonal food and beverages and a choice of 1930s-inspired cocktails.
Free, booking required. Academicians' Room members only.
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.
This tour of ‘America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’ is designed specifically for wheelchair users and mobility impaired visitors.
Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
To celebrate the launch of Friends week, join us for a night of live music, American wine tasting and a private view of our blockbuster exhibition ‘America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’. A collection of Sir Hugh Casson PRA’s sketchbooks will also be on display, revealed to the public for the first time.
£25. Includes a welcome drink and a slice of artisan pizza. Friends only.
The Academicians' Room, The Keeper's House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
The art of 1930s America tells the story of a nation in flux. Artists responded to rapid social change and economic anxiety with some of the 20th century’s most powerful art – brought together now in this once-in-a-generation show.
£60. Includes breakfast and tour.
At this event for blind and visually impaired visitors, artist educators will lead an audio-described tour of the exhibition, followed by refreshments and a handling session.
Join us for this creative workshop inspired by paintings in ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’.
Join us as our panel considers the role of art in reforming collective ideas of national identity in times of national crisis.