Video: Grayson Perry inside the Summer Exhibition

Published 12 June 2018

Take a look inside the 250th Summer Exhibition in this video with coordinator Grayson Perry RA, as he shows us some of his highlights of this year’s show.

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    Inside the 250th Summer Exhibition with Grayson Perry

    Explore the “sensory overload” of the 2018 Summer Exhibition with Grayson Perry RA, who led a committee of fellow artists and architects in selecting and hanging this year’s show.

    Find out more about the works he discusses in the gallery below.

  • The 250th Summer Exhibition is in the Main Galleries, The Sackler Wing of Galleries and The Ronald and Rita McAulay Gallery until 19 August 2018.

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      William Powell Frith, A Private View at the Academy, 1881