Royal Academy of Arts

Climate action: what is the art world doing?

Plus, the US National Gallery of Art’s women artists fund and one of the last paintings of Paula Modersohn-Becker

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German Expressionist women who made an indelible mark on Modernism get a rare London showing

Royal Academy of Arts exhibition includes well known names such as Käthe Kollwitz, as well as equally accomplished, but less famous, artists like Marianne Werefkin

After a single show, Superblue has quietly closed its London space

The experiential art venture is now "looking for an appropriate venue" to continue its programme

The Big Review: Milton Avery at the Royal Academy of Arts in London ★★★★☆

The American artist was a brilliant colourist who pushed figuration to its limits but never went the way of “the abstract boys”. Plus, what the other critics said about the show

Sensation, 25 years on: the show thrust the YBAs and Charles Saatchi into the mainstream—but not everyone was happy

The 1997 exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Arts was a masterclass in art PR, with many of the works by artists like Tracey Emin and Marcus Harvey hitting the headlines

If the National Portrait Gallery buys the £50m Portrait of Omai, it would be wonderful to loan it to Tahiti for a period

Joshua Reynolds's painting of a Polynesian man who travelled to Europe is emblematic of the extraordinary meeting of European and Pacific cultures 250 years ago

London foundry redevelopment still ringing alarm bells for heritage campaigners

Question mark over historic Whitechapel site a year after boutique hotel plan approved

Milton Avery—who linked American Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism—gets first major European show

The curator of the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition says there is “joy in every work”

Grayson Perry’s memorial Covid Bell to go on show at Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition

The artist’s installation reignites debate over future of the neglected Whitechapel Bell Foundry site

Twice-postponed Marina Abramovic show will finally come to London in 2023

The performance artist’s exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts was announced along with shows on Impressionism, Black artists from the American South, and Hispanic art

Rejected in 1862, Whistler’s woman in white finally has her day at the Royal Academy of Arts in London

The artist’s portrait of Joanna Hiffernan—once turned down for the RA's Summer Exhibition—is the centrepiece of an exhibition in London, while important works from New York’s Frick Collection head to Paris

Bacon and beasts: an in-depth look at the visceral new show at London’s Royal Academy of Arts

Plus, Botticelli in New York and gender in Asian art in San Francisco

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Francis Bacon called bullfighting ‘a marvellous aperitif to sex’: artist’s bestial fascination explored in new show at the Royal Academy of Arts

Though known for his louche Soho lifestyle, the artist had roots in the countryside and an interest in animal instinct

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Dynamic brushstrokes representing 'nature's own flux': new monograph details how Constable got experimental in his late career

The artist’s final period, marred by personal loss, saw him move away from topographical accuracy to embrace a more synthetic form of picture-making

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Remembering Phillip King, a prolific New Generation sculptor whose career as an artist and a teacher spanned more than six decades

An artist who was always fascinated by new materials, he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1968

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'It has given legitimacy to transphobia': Students angered by Royal Academy's apology to artist Jess de Wahls

Royal Academy Schools, the London museum's art college, have taken to Instagram to express their dismay

‘One thing is clear to us now, we should have handled this better’—Royal Academy apologises to artist Jess de Wahls over transphobia row

The London museum says that pulling her work from their shop because of her views "betrayed our most important core value—the protection of free speech"

Royal Academy gift shop will not stock work of artist accused of transphobia

London museum posted an Instagram story explaining reasons for withdrawing items by Jess de Wahls

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Hackneyed old Hockney: Museums need to be courageous, even in survival mode

This is the moment to ask for fresh ideas and give space to artists more deserving of exposure—so why has the Royal Academy given its main galleries to iPad 'paintings'?

The Big Review: Michael Armitage at the Royal Academy of Arts

Probing the legacies of colonialism, Armitage's seductive paintings on East African bark cloth root themselves in a non-European Modernist tradition

Going viral, the right way: what it's like running the world’s best museum social media accounts during a pandemic

We asked the people behind the Royal Academy’s Twitter, the Met’s Instagram, the Uffizi’s TikTok and the Van Gogh Museum’s Facebook account what 2020 was like for them

An expert's guide to Francis Bacon: five must-read books on the post-war painter

All you ever wanted to know about the artist, from a deep dive into his chaotic studio to accounts of his exploits in seedy Soho—selected by the art historian Michael Peppiatt

Numbers game: UK cultural emergency funds in the spotlight

Despite a £1.57bn pot, an algorithm-based grant-making process and complex criteria have left some major institutions empty-handed

The Big Review—Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul

The British artist rekindles her love affair with the work of her favourite artist at the Royal Academy—and it is Emin whose voice emerges strongest

David Hockney appoints Royal Academy curator Edith Devaney as his new managing director

Devaney, previously at the RA for 22 years, will oversee artist’s catalogue raisonné among other projects

No shows: the biggest cancelled exhibitions of 2020

From the saga over a controversially delayed Philip Guston show to an under appreciated female Old Master whose big moment never came