Works by twenty contemporary artists gifted by the Royal Academy of Arts to Queen Elizabeth II to mark the Platinum Jubilee have gone on display today at The Queen’s Gallery
9 October 2022
“Drawing is the starting point to nearly all of Kentridge’s work. He sees drawing as a testing of ideas, a slow-motion version of thought.”
22 September 2022
The Royal Academy of Arts is currently hosting a major exhibition of the work of the internationally celebrated South African artist
Mali Morris is a popular and notably active member of the Royal Academy of Arts, making her an appropriate choice for the annual commission to make flags over Bond Street.
23 June 2022
Windrush Statue Unveiled – Uta Kögelsberger Wins RA’s Charles Wollaston Award – National Gallery Announces Van Gogh Show for Bicentenary
A group of people representing the Windrush generation joined HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at London Waterloo Station (22 June 2022) to witness the unveiling of the first National Windrush Monument.
In the fine elegance of Burlington House, with all its associations of white privilege, Anish Kapoor’s lumbering train conjured images of India’s overcrowded railway system
27 January 2022
If there is one image that Bacon made his own above any other, it is the mouth contorted in a scream or grimace.
13 October 2021
The Royal Academy of Arts is presenting Francis Bacon: Man and Beast, the first exhibition to chart the development of the artist’s work through the lens of his fascination with animals
21 July 2021
Royal Academy Piccadilly Art Takeover Unveiled – Largest Dame Laura Knight Exhibition – Oscar Murillo Hackney Secondary School Project
The Piccadilly Art Takeover is a partnership between the Royal Academy of Arts and Art of London along with Westminster City Council and the Mayor of London.
20 July 2021
Meek Gichugu’s No Erotic Them Say, included in this show, traumatised the imagination of Michael Armitage as a child.
The Royal Academy of Arts has backed down and apologised to the German textile artist Jess de Wahls over transphobic row.
24 February 2021
From June 2021, the Royal Academy of Arts will present David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020
The big new Thames & Hudson book Shaping the World, by Antony Gormley and Martin Gayford, turns out to be a good deal better than the truly appalling plug for it recently published in The Sunday Times’ Culture Magazines, but it still exhibits a few problems.
8 October 2020
The Royal Academy Summer Show has an unbroken record. Still, this year, due to the pandemic, it’s being held in the winter rather than the summer
22 September 2020
The Royal Academy has announced that they will be entering a period of consultation over staff redundancies at their London gallery. This is due to the impact of COVID on ticket sales, their catering facilities and gift shop.
Gilbert & George have quit the Royal Academy over an alleged dispute involving a cancelled show promised before the change over of Administration, last winter. This included the departure of their friend Artistic Director Tim Marlow and the election of Rebecca Salter as new President (PRA).
Leonardo’s Last Supper is back on view at the RA. Or at least a copy of it is, made by his pupil Gianpetrino. And to celebrate the event, there’s now a website devoted to it – the copy not the original. You can find it Here
The 252nd Summer Exhibition, at the Royal Academy which was due to open in June, has been rescheduled for autumn 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
22 January 2020
Wow! This show is a real blockbuster! Spread out in the main exhibition galleries of the Royal Academy. It gives an excellent idea of who Picasso was, what he did, and why he is so centrally important to the story of Modern and Contemporary art.
5 December 2019
The Eco-Visionaries show just opened at the Royal Academy, in its new set of galleries (easiest entry via Burlington Gardens) embraces the current fashion for moralistic participation. You don’t just visit an exhibition of this kind – wandering around, taking a look, liking or not liking what you see. You are instead invited to embrace a cause or even a series of causes.
27 September 2019
Leading British artist Rose Wylie will present an exhibition of paintings and drawings at The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida,
4 July 2019
Felix Vallotton, the subject of a new exhibition on view now, at the Royal Academy, was a betwixt and between sort of artist. Swiss by birth, he became French.
In September 2019, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a solo exhibition of the internationally acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley (b. 1950), the most significant in the UK for over a decade.
2 March 2019
The RA’s new exhibition The Renaissance Nude, upstairs in the Sackler Wing of Burlington House, tackles an ambitious theme – the portrayal of the nude in Western art, from c. 1400 until the 1530s.
28 February 2019
The Royal Academy of Arts is presenting The Renaissance Nude, an exhibition exploring the nude and how it inspired some of the most renowned masterpieces of the western canon.
21 February 2019
Phyllida Barlow has long been one of the heroines of the professional contemporary art establishment here in Britain
“Such a preachy, pompous show.” – Telegraph. “Viola’s art is dated, dead in the water.“ Guardian.
In welcoming Bill Viola’s installations at St Paul’s Cathedral, Mark Oakley noted that: ‘Viola’s art slows down our perceptions in order to deepen them.’
6 January 2019
To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the influential writer, thinker, artist and social reformer John Ruskin (1819 -1900)
31 October 2018
The R.A.’s show of drawings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, almost all of them loaned by the Albertina Museum in Vienna, arrives at a crucial moment in the long history of visual art.
3 September 2018
The Royal Academy has announced their exhibition programme for 2019 and it’s a force to be reckoned with.
Grayson Perry RA will be the co-ordinator of the Royal Academy annual Summer Exhibition in June 2018.