The Royal Academy of Arts

The oldest fine art institution in Britain, founded in 1768 with a mission to promote the arts of design in Britain through education and exhibition.

Burlington House, Piccadilly

Founded in 1768, the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is situated in Burlington House, Piccadilly in London and it is the oldest fine art institution in Britain.
Operating as an independent charity, the academy is led by eminent artists and architects; its purpose is to promote the creation, engagement and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and various activities.

In 2018, the RA celebrated their 250th anniversary by unveiling a newly expanded campus, with even more space to make, debate and exhibit art. Sir David Chipperfield RA has now turned his attention to renewing and restoring the historic RA Schools.

Contacts & Details
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Burlington House, Piccadilly

Past Exhibitions
Ai Weiwei at The Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy of Arts presents a landmark exhibition of the Honorary Royal Academician, Ai Weiwei....
19 Sep 2015 - 13 Dec 2015
Abstract Expressionism
Exploring an unparalleled period in American art, this long awaited exhibition reveals the full breadth...
24 Sep 2016 - 02 Jan 2017
Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth
This is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work to be held in the UK in the last 40 years....
23 Sep 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
Dalí / Duchamp
The Royal Academy of Art is dedicating a major show to the Conceptual and Surrealist art through an...
07 Oct 2017 - 03 Jan 2018
Lily Cole: Balls
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Emily Brontë’s birth, the Foundling fellow Lily Cole...
31 Jul 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
Serpent and Shadow
The collective show Serpent and Shadow groups together historic objects from the RA collection and...
16 Aug 2018 - 10 Oct 2018
Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings
On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of The Royal Academy of Arts, the new Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler...
15 Sep 2018 - 20 Jan 2019
“Oceania” brings together around 200 works from public collections worldwide, spanning over...
29 Sep 2018 - 10 Dec 2018
Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life Death Rebirth
The exhibition brings together two iconic artists, born centuries apart, such as Bill Viola and Michelangelo...
26 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Antony Gormley
The Royal Academy of Arts, London, hosts the solo exhibition dedicated to the acclaimed British sculptor...
21 Sep 2019 - 03 Dec 2019
Zhang Jian-Jun: Human Traces
Fourth artist taking part in the three-year artist-in-residence programme co-presented by K11 Art Foundation...
05 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
What is radical today?
Gathering the visions of 40 emerging and established architects, artists and thinkers about what is most...
06 Sep 2019 - 07 Nov 2019