The RA’s founding President Joshua Reynolds may have shaken up the art world when he delivered his ‘Discourses’ lectures, but are they still relevant now? We take a closer look at what artists and art-lovers can learn from the series today.
Watch Emma Stibbon describes the unforgiving conditions and dramatic landscapes that inspired her display in the Collection Gallery.
Before you visit our latest exhibition, find out about the unique artistic traditions the artists in ‘Souls Grown Deep like the Rivers’ forged and the enormous social and economic challenges they confronted.
Take a journey through 4,000 years of art-making across Spain and Latin America, guided by RA curator Adrian Locke and Director of the Hispanic Society Museum and Library, Guillaume Kientz.
Take a look behind the scenes of our blockbuster exhibition ‘Spain and the Hispanic World’ as our team prepare the Main Galleries.
With over 150 treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library’s collection to discover, get to know some of the artists in our new exhibition.
Some say it’s a tradition older than Father Christmas, others say it started in 2015. We may never know… But it’s here, our annual art quiz of the year! Time to test your recollection of what happened in the art world in 2022.
Take a look around our show devoted to trailblazing women of 20th-century Modernism, guided by its curators Sarah Lea and Professor Dorothy Price.
A late night with the arty crowd or painting alone into the small hours – with four female pioneers of Modernism in our galleries, it’s time to find out which one you are…
As the RA unveils the Hispanic Society Museum & Library’s collection for the first time in Britain, Xavier Bray visits its atmospheric home in New York.
Artist William Kentridge found a way to stay entertained while we built his blockbuster show in the Royal Academy Main Galleries – by drawing onto our 400-year old walls. See what he created here…
From the creeks of Louisiana to the clifftops of Cornwall, modern artists have found sanctuary and inspiration in all sorts of places. Today you can visit their studio-homes and see their lives much as they left them – here are a few not to miss.
Ahead of ‘Making Modernism’, the Royal Academy’s exhibition of Germany’s pioneering women artists, writer Rachel Cusk reflects on how they emerged from the shadow of their male peers.
William Kentridge’s drawings, animations and installations bear witness to the history of his native South Africa. As his art expands across the Royal Academy’s galleries, take a deep dive into his immersive hand-drawn world.
Get to know Fanny Eaton, a Jamaican woman who became a popular artist’s model in Victorian England and featured in many Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces.
One of the most beautiful houses in London has reopened to the public. Here, Simon Wilson writes that the Former President of the Royal Academy’s home is a testament to his artistic vision.
Globally acclaimed artist William Kentridge guides us through his exhibition, discussing the inspirations, processes and ambitions behind his immersive installations.
With William Kentridge filling our Main Galleries with his immersive, spectacular work, here we take a closer look at 10 artworks by the visionary South African artist.
Sculptor Cathie Pilkington RA pays tribute to the painter’s visual storytelling and recalls her humour amid their own collaborations.
With her major show currently at Tate Britain, the renowned sculptor and installation artist shares her guiding lights, from Duchamp to Yves Klein, string, and the Summer Exhibition.
The Berlin-based artist’s profound compassion and expressive depictions of those suffering were rooted in first-hand experience.
Torn between domestic life and the studio, the German painter portrayed women in a startling new light.
A dynamic influence in artistic circles, the Russian-born painter devised a haunting idiosyncratic style of her own
A founder member of the Blue Rider, the art group at the heart of German Expressionism, Münter developed a spontaneous painting method that captured the essence of things.
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