Artist Lubaina Himid RA talks to us about our next exhibition in the Main Galleries.
Recent research reveals how the Royal Academy’s founding artists worked amidst Britain’s imperial expansion in the 18th century, the transatlantic slave trade, and a growing abolitionist movement.
Our range of Marina Abramović clothing and accessories has been produced in collaboration with the artist. Defiance and survival define the Abramović look.
With Marina Abramović taking over the Main Galleries at the RA, we look at some other artists who have shaped the history of performance art.
Our magazine turns 40 this autumn. Editor Sam Phillips looks back through the archive to pick out his highlights from the past four decades.
Find out more about the ways Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists worked on paper ahead of our latest exhibition.
Take a look inside the sketchbook of Bob and Roberta Smith RA and learn how to create a visual poem.
Nicholas Usherwood celebrates a progressive painter of great range and empathy.
Nicholas Grimshaw PPRA pays tribute to his friend, an architect whose innovative use of materials produced exceptional structures.
Catherine Opie discusses her portraits of David Hockney, Anish Kapoor, Gillian Wearing, Isaac Julien and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, featured in our free display in the Collection Gallery.
Find out more about the life and work of performance art pioneer Marina Abramović before you visit our latest exhibition in the Main Galleries.
Shane de Blacam’s former student, critic Shane O’Toole, celebrates the architect’s thoughtful transformation of public places across his home country of Ireland.
In this long-read, performance art pioneer Marina Abramović speaks to Sinéad Gleeson from her New York home, ahead of her long-awaited show.
Watch our team refresh our iconic Poster Bar for the first time since 2018, featuring 21 new posters from our past exhibitions.
Take a look inside the sketchbook of artist Emyr Williams and learn how drawing with your opposite hand can improve your technique.
Edwin Heathcote meets the architectural filmmakers whose documentary of life in a rehabilitation centre is featured in the RA’s Herzog & de Meuron show.
Hear from some of the artists in this year’s Young Artists’ Summer Show as they tell us the stories behind their works selected for display at the RA.
The architect renowned for his social housing projects operates from a converted 19th-century shop in King’s Cross. He gives Sarah Handelman a tour.
From hospitals in Switzerland to an Olympic stadium in China, here are six buildings around the world designed by Swiss architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron.
Take a quick trip through more than 1,600 works on display in this year’s show.
Cats, dogs, foxes and pangolins – there’s a menagerie of creatures to discover in this year’s Summer Exhibition.
If you’re visiting our exhibitions this summer why not explore some of our other favourite places around the RA?
On the 300th anniversary of the birth of our first president Sir Joshua Reynolds, we’ve digitised his diary for the first time. Here’s what we’ve learnt from this intriguing historical document.
From London’s Tate Modern to Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium, Herzog & de Meuron’s buildings are world-renowned – yet their biggest impact has been on their home city of Basel, discovers Tim Abrahams as the RA celebrates their extraordinary architecture.
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