Run by artists since 1768, we’re celebrating 250 years by opening up like never before. Step inside a new home for art and ideas.
Browse and buy from the Summer Exhibition
Browse all the artworks in this year’s show, discover new favourite artists, and purchase online.Start exploring
ExhibitionsDaily 10am–6pmFriday 10am–10pmCafés and shopsOpen early and late; hours vary.All opening times
Entry is free – some exhibitions and events will be charged separately.Free
Burlington House Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD
6 Burlington Gardens London, W1S 3ET
The Great Spectacle: 250 Years of the Summer Exhibition
Turner, Leighton, Emin, Hockney and even Winston Churchill all exhibited their work in past Summer Exhibitions. See their work and more in this exhibition, which explores the history of a beloved cultural institution.
250th Summer Exhibition
Tacita Dean: LANDSCAPE
Free displays of art and architecture
Drawing, painting and printmaking inside the historic art school
Short course: 23–28 July 2018
Festival of Ideas: join the conversation
7–16 September 2018
Bill Viola / Michelangelo
Just announced: 26 January – 31 March 2019
Need inspiration? Here's just a taste of the art and architecture that's on offer around the new RA.
The new RA has even more places to meet, eat and drink. Stop for a quick coffee, a lazy lunch or dinner and drinks.
Home to the UK's longest established art school, the RA has always had making at its heart. Come and try an art class or workshop, or find inspiration to create at home.
Run by artists, we’re a platform for independent points of view about art and culture, and we’d love to exchange ideas with you.
Inside the show: The Great Spectacle
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The RA Collection in 250 objects
In this themed gallery, we're tapping, twirling and stomping our way from antiquity to today. Check out 10 beautiful works of art capturing dance.
Mary Beard's mythology trail
As you wander our free Collection displays, Mary Beard will tell you the classical stories behind the works.
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