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John Constable RA
Richard Rogers RA
Sandra Blow RA
Wolfgang Tillmans RA
Cornelia Parker RA
Grayson Perry RA
● Fully booked
Join us at the studio of stage designer Es Devlin to explore the process behind her work, which includes creating kinetic stage sculptures in opera, dance, theatre, fashion and music, as well as her own solo work.
Free. Patrons only.
Hackney Wick, London
Young Patrons are invited to visit RA Schools graduate Victoria Adam in her Hackney studio.
Main Galleries and Sackler Wing of Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Patrons are invited to join us for a curator-led tour of the Summer Exhibition 2018 before it opens to the public.
Young Patrons have the chance to visit Assemble in their Bermondsey studio to find out more about their vision and upcoming projects.
The Weston Studio, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join Brian Griffiths, Senior Lecturer and third-year tutor at the RA Schools, for a drinks reception and a tour of the Graduate Show.
The Academicians’ Room, The Keeper’s House, Royal Academy of Arts
Cedric Bardawil has travelled from Hawaii to Japan to Lebanon and back, searching for forgotten records and their stories.
Free, booking required.
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join us for a family-friendly morning in the Summer Exhibition, with the chance to privately view the exhibition on one of our short educational tours, make a masterpiece in our craft workshop and enjoy a delicious breakfast.
Architecture Room, Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join us in the galleries for a private breakfast and tour with this year’s Architecture Room Curator Piers Gough RA, who will discuss this year’s themes and submissions in depth.
The RA Collection Gallery, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
To thank you for your incredible support in our 250th anniversary year, President of the Royal Academy Christopher le Brun invites Gold and Platinum Patrons to a supper in our new Collection Gallery.
Free. Gold and Platinum Patrons only.
CASS Sculpture Foundation, West Sussex
Join us for an artist and curator-led tour of CASS, a charity that has been championing large-scale sculpture since 1992.
£40 per person, includes lunch and travel between CASS and Chichester station. Patrons only.
Join resident DJs Sunslingshot and Monty O for their signature sounds of eighties soul, rare groove and future beats at their usual slot on the last Friday of the month.
Hauser & Wirth, Somerset
Join us on a twilight tour to discover Alexander Calder’s new major exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset.
£60 per person. Patrons only.
Highbury & Islington, London
Tim Sayer MBE, a retired BBC Radio
4 newswriter and a prolific collector, has been passionately collecting art for more than 50 years – 30 of them with his wife, Annemarie Norton.
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Patrons are invited to a private view of ‘Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up’ at the V&A.
The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
Artistic Director Tim Marlow introduces the 2019 exhibition programme, revealing what’s coming up at the RA.
Free, booking required. RA250 Supporters and Patrons only.