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Friends preview – Summer Exhibition 2018


  • 9 June 2018, 8.30am — 10pm
  • 10 June 2018, 10am — 6pm
  • 11 June 2018, 10am — 6pm
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Part of our

250th Summer Exhibition

events programme
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Friends event in Summer Exhibition 2017

We invite Friends of the RA to join us for an exclusive preview of the Summer Exhibition 2018, before it is open to the public.

In our 250th year, Grayson Perry RA takes the helm to coordinate the world’s longest running and largest open-submission show: the Summer Exhibition.

The Summer Exhibition provides emerging and established artists with a unique platform to showcase their work. Famous as the world’s largest open submission show, there are certain things the Summer Exhibition delivers on every single year: a panorama of art in all mediums, a remarkable mixture of emerging artists and household names, and more to see and explore than any other exhibition you’re likely to visit this year.

As in previous years, most works are for sale, giving you the opportunity to own original artworks by leading artists of today and tomorrow. And, crucially, proceeds allow us to continue providing free, world-class postgraduate tuition in the RA Schools.

Please note that on Saturday 9 June, the Sales Desk will be open from 9.15am if you wish to purchase any of the artworks.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 9 June 2018, 8.30am — 10pm
  • 10 June 2018, 10am — 6pm
  • 11 June 2018, 10am — 6pm

Main Galleries and Sackler Wing of Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

Free. Friends of the RA and members of the Academicians' Room only.