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 Sir Hugh Casson Room for Friends, The Keeper's House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Explore the remarkable history of food in art, from the ancient world to the contemporary, across a range of themes. Over ten weeks of lectures and discussions, leading scholars and art world experts consider how food has inspired artists over the ages and has been used to evoke allegory, symbolism, still life, feminism, surrealism, hyper-reality and much more.
7–9pm each week (registration from 6.30pm). £540 for full course, £320 for weeks 1–5 OR weeks 6–10. Includes all materials, light refreshments throughout, and a drinks reception at the end of weeks 5 and 10.
The Life Room, The Royal Academy Schools
Leading art-world experts and international scholars introduce and de-mystify the fascinating world of antiquities and the ancient arts – with a view to the timeless forms, ideas and universal motifs that are so influential across the arts and culture up to the present day.
£360. Includes all materials, light refreshments at the beginning of each day and wine reception.
British Academy Room, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
Leading art-world experts and international scholars deliver a unique perspective on the history of the depiction of landscape in art, from its origins in the Renaissance to the modern day, across a range of themes including forests, seascapes, gardens, deserts and cities.
£380. Includes all materials, light refreshments throughout and a drinks reception at the end of week six.