Royal Academy of Arts

Ignominy to influence: a history of women at the Royal Academy

London institution’s founders included two women, but a long period of male domination has only recently been challenged

We go behind the scenes as the Royal Academy celebrates 250 years

Delve into the heart of the revamped London institution—expanded, embellished and eccentric as ever


Michelangelo: The Art Newspaper's editor talks about a British treasure

Heni Talks: Alison Cole examines the Taddei Tondo—the only marble sculpture by the Italian master in the UK

Three to see: London

Monet takes on the city at the National Gallery and it is the final week of the once-in-a-lifetime Charles I show at the Royal Academy


Podcast episode 23: The death of Venice?

Salvatore Settis on the moral revival that could save Italy's sinking city, plus Tacita Dean on her three major London shows

Hosted by Ben Luke. , produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

Tacita Dean on her three major London shows

From genre fluidity to the British artist's love of analogue film

The National Gallery’s issue of trust

I only found out by accident how well off the museum really is

UK government places export bar on Turner’s Ehrenbreitstein

Arts minister Michael Ellis has stepped in to prevent the painting from being exported

Royal Academy of Arts tried to borrow $450m Salvator Mundi for its Charles I exhibition

New London show has received glowing reviews but there is one conspicuous absentee

Three to see: London

From a triumphant show of Charles I's collection at the Royal Academy to an Andreas Gursky retrospective at the revamped Hayward Gallery


Podcast episode 16: Charles I at the Royal Academy—an exhibition fit for a king

We pick apart the latest smash hit show to open in London with art historian Bendor Grosvenor, then complete our 2018 preview with a look at the big exhibitions coming to the US this year

Hosted by Ben Luke. , with guests Bendor Grosvenor, Jori Finkel and Helen Stoilas. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

British invasion: Royal Academy teams up with Florida art space

Grayson Perry kicks off a series of three solo shows by RA artists at the Gallery at Windsor

Our guide to the most important new museums and expansions in 2018

From striking new spaces in France and the US to major revamps of old favourites in London and Los Angeles

Life drawing from George III to Iggy Pop

Royal Academy of Arts exhibition explores the history of drawing the human figure and how artists depict it today

New lease of life for life drawing classes?

Age-old practice is being ‘gradually reinvigorated', but new frontier is seemingly in 3D reprographic skills

Three to see: London

From the Merrie Monarch's display of power at the Queen's Gallery to a family-friendly Winnie-the-Pooh show at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Richard Wentworth and Kenneth Baker on Jasper Johns's retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts

“So many tropes going on in his work, it would make a lovely laundry list,” says the British artist of his US counterpart

Three to see: London

From the British Museum's Lion Man to Matisse's studio studies at the Royal Academy

Scoop: image surfaces of hacks at Royal Academy press view—in 1892

Chief executive Charles Saumarez Smith was surprised by rediscovered illustration

First major UK survey of Oceanic art comes to the Royal Academy in 2018

London institution will also host shows on Klimt and Schiele, Charles I and Tacita Dean as part of its 250th anniversary year

Oxford to return RA’s copy of The Last Supper

The copy by Leonardo's student is the most faithful extant work