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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Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1
We discuss the meaning of ‘civic space’ as it has changed from post-revolutionary Moscow to today.
£12, £6 concessions. Includes talk and drinks reception.
The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Award-winning pianist and doctoral student Konstantin Lapshin presents a concert exploring the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, alongside a talk on the Russian-born composer by Royal College of Music professor Ivan Hewett.
£8, £5 concessions. Free for carers.
General Assembly Room, Burlington House. Enter via the main stairs.
Award-winning author Charlotte Hobson leads this intimate book club discussing her novel ‘The Vanishing Futurist’, set in Russia during the tumultuous times surrounding the 1917 revolution.
£19, including exhibition entry. £15 event only, £10 concessions.
Sackler and Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
In the devastating wake of the Wall Street Crash, artists sought to capture the rapid social change and economic anxiety creating some of the 20th century’s most powerful art. We invite Friends to explore the story of a nation in flux through an evening of art historian-led exhibition tours, live jazz music, swing dancing and moonshine from the Grand Café’s speak-easy.
£25. Includes welcome drink.
Meet in Gallery VIII, Main Galleries, Burlington House.
In this in-gallery talk, Andrew Spira discusses paintings by artist Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin in front of the works themselves.
Free with exhibition ticket. No booking required.
The Reynolds Room, Burlington House. Entrance via de Grey Court.
Professor Christina Lodder and writer Konstantin Akinsha explore the complex relationship between the Soviet leadership and the avant-garde art movement in Russia between 1917-32, in a discussion chaired by art historian Theodora Clarke.
£16 including exhibition entry. £12 event only, £6 concessions. Free for carers.
The Learning Studio and John Madejski Fine Rooms, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Lose yourself in this free, drop-in marbling workshop as we float ink off the page and into 3D constructions.
Free, no booking required.
Inspired by idealist proposals for a new way of life after the Russian Revolution, our panel discuss the pitfalls and potential of communal living today.