The Royal Academy (RA) continues to operate as it began in 1768—independently and without government aid. And since 1983, the American Associates have championed the RA as the place where art is made, exhibited, and debated. Your membership gift today in any amount helps to uphold this centuries-old tradition.


As a member, you’ll receive complimentary admission to all RA exhibitions, a newly published exhibition catalogue, and priority registration to our annual trip to London celebrating the Summer Exhibition, now in its 244th year. Well-known as the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show and sale, the works are curated and hung by a rotating committee of Royal Academicians, all of whom are practicing artists and architects. Stateside, you’ll receive invitations to gallery openings, curator-led tours of museum exhibitions featuring the work of contemporary artists, exclusive tours of private residences and art collections, and more.