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
Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts, Charles Saumarez Smith hosts a talk on the inspiration behind his new book ‘East London’; an engagingly informal insider’s guide to the streets of the East End, from Spitalfields to Stratford.
£15, includes welcome drink.
The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Artist Cornelia Parker OBE RA joins us in conversation to discuss her printmaking practice for our annual London Original Print Fair (LOPF) lecture.
£12, £6 concessions.
The Academicians' Room, The Keeper's House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Howard Jacobson joins Mary Nightingale, in the fifth instalment of a series of conversations in which the ITN journalist and broadcaster talks to inspiring individuals from the creative world.
£20. Academicians' Room members only.
Sir Hugh Casson Room, The Keeper’s House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Did you know that the shape of a glass can change the taste of beer? Friends of the RA are invited to join a masterclass from Spiegelau, where you will taste quality beers in specially crafted glasses. At the end of the masterclass, you can keep your glass set to continue your enjoyment at home.
£40. Includes Spiegelau glass set
Join us in the Academicians’ Room for a taste of the Balearic islands, with a special menu of Balearic-inspired tapas dishes and music mixed by our guest DJ.
£20. Includes tapas.
Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Sanctioning Day marks the formal completion of the arrangement of the Summer Exhibition. It is the day on which the exhibition is given the sanction of the Academy’s Summer Exhibition Committee.
Free. Gold and Platinum Patrons only.
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
The highlight of London’s social calendar.
Tickets from £275.
Sackler Wing of Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
RA Patrons have the first opportunity to see this sumptuous exhibition, which offers a rare glimpse into the artist’s personal collection, as well as the paintings, sculptures and drawings it inspired.
Free. Patrons only.
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Join us for a Patrons dining club in celebration of the opening of ‘Matisse in the Studio’
£75. Includes three-course dinner with wine. Patrons only.