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
Acclaimed artist Miroslaw Balka and architectural historian Joseph Rykwert discuss the role that art and architecture play in shaping the politics of memory around conflict.
£12, £6 concessions. Includes talk and drinks reception.
Meet at the garden entrance, Royal Hospital Rd, SW3
Friends enjoy a tour of Chelsea Physic Garden, the historic walled garden of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, as well as a handling session of rare botanical books from the Garden’s library.
£28. Includes coffee.
Sir Hugh Casson Room, The Keeper’s House, Royal Academy of Arts
A breakfast talk with Farshid Moussavi RA and Rowan Moore discussing the motivation behind the brief for the Architecture Room in the Summer Exhibition, which explores architecture as an ‘instruction-based art’.
£8, £5 concessions. Includes tea, coffee and pastries.
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
The Royal Academy welcomes celebrated Indian architect Balkrishna V. Doshi to deliver the 27th Annual Architecture Lecture.
£22, £12 concessions. Includes talk and drinks reception.
Meet in the Architecture Room, Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join a unique tour of this year’s Summer Exhibition Architecture Room.
Free with exhibition entry, no booking required.
A breakfast talk with Andrew Whalley, Deputy Chairman at Grimshaw, discussing architecture as an “instruction-based art” and exploring the challenges and complexity of building design today.