The Royal Academy of Arts was founded by George III in 1768. The 34 founding Members were a group of prominent artists and architects, including Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir William Chambers, who were determined to achieve professional standing for British art and architecture. They also wanted to provide a venue for exhibitions that would be open to the public and to establish a school of art through which their skills and knowledge could be passed to future generations of practitioners.
Oracle Capital Group is a Corporate Member of the Royal Academy of Arts. Without revenue funding from government, the RA relies on corporate support to sustain not only its exhibitions, learning and architecture programmes, but also the RA Schools. Recent exhibitions have included Byzantium 330–1453; Anish Kapoor RA; The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters; Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement; David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture; Bronze; and Manet: Portraying Life. As part of our employee engagement programme, all Oracle Capital staff have complimentary access to RA exhibitions.