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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John Constable RA
Richard Rogers RA
Sandra Blow RA
Wolfgang Tillmans RA
Cornelia Parker RA
Grayson Perry RA
As part of our 250th anniversary celebrations, three Royal Academicians are taking part in a new series of digital talks about their chosen ‘Object of Obsession’: a work of art by another artist that means something special to them.
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Online live-stream / Manchester Art Gallery
Royal Academician Sonia Boyce reflects on the art that has inspired her work.
Online live-stream / The New Art Gallery, Walsall
Royal Academician Bob and Roberta Smith reflects on the art that has inspired his work.