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 Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Neil Gillespie and Simon Green discuss the intriguing, yet often overlooked contribution of Peter Womersley to Scottish modern architecture.
£12, £6 concessions.
Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1
The first in this series of debates focuses on East London, exploring the degree to which the architecture designed for upcoming developments is helping to shape or erode the tapestry of London’s identity.
£12, £6 concessions. Includes talk and drinks reception.
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.
Friends of the RA are invited to join leading art law expert Pierre Valentin and Head of Academic Programmes at the RA, Dr. Anna Dempster, in conversation to reflect on key opportunities and challenges faced when managing artists’ estates and legacies. The conversation will be relevant for artists and their families as well as representatives, patrons and collectors.
£15. Includes post-event drink.
Author Owen Hopkins is joined by ‘Icon’ editor John Jervis to discuss ‘Lost Futures’, a book that provides a close review of the demise and destruction of post-war architecture in Britain.
£8, £5 concessions.
Exploring the degree to which the architecture designed for upcoming developments is helping to shape or erode the tapestry of London’s identity, the second event in our ‘Designing urban identities’ series focuses on West London.
At this event we invite disabled artists and creative people facing barriers accessing the art world to share their practice with others.
Free, no booking required.
The identity of London is continuously evolving, as its citizens respond to the pressing demands of its status as a global capital. What is the identity of a city that is in permanent transition? What role does the citizen play in shaping a city’s identity, and vice versa?
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.
Acclaimed artist Miroslaw Balka and architectural historian Joseph Rykwert discuss the concepts of memory and conflict and how these are explored in contemporary art and architecture.
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.