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
Neil Gillespie and Simon Green discuss the intriguing, yet often overlooked contribution of Peter Womersley to Scottish modern architecture.
£12, £6 concessions.
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.
Meet in the Annenberg Courtyard, outside the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly.
A new site-specific performance by Juri Nishi in collaboration with Bittersuite, as part of the Open Senses Weekend.
£8, £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.
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?
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
As part of the London Festival of Architecture, the RA invites four architectural practices to recreate buildings that have been lost or never existed.
Free with exhibition entry, no booking required.
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.
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.