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Friends preview: Summer Exhibition 2020


● Cancelled

  • 6 June 2020, 8.30am — 10pm
  • 7 June 2020, 10am — 6pm
  • 8 June 2020, 10am — 6pm
This event has now ended

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Part of our

Summer Exhibition 2020

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Friends Private View of the Summer Exhibition 2019

Photo: Justine Trickett.

We invite Friends of the RA to join us for an exclusive preview of our exhibition ‘Summer Exhibition 2020’ before it opens to the public.

Due to the ongoing circumstances surrounding coronavirus, we regret to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel all events advertised for 2020 at this moment. If you have purchased tickets to an event, please contact us on 0207 300 8090 or tickets@royalacademy.org.uk and include your order number to arrange a refund. We aim to reply within 5 working days.

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.

As a Friend of the RA, be the first to experience the exhibition at your exclusive preview days, three days ahead of the public opening.

This event is open to Friends of the RA, RA250 Friends and RA250 Supporters and members of the Academicians’ Room only. Booking for this event will be live soon, please check back for updates.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 6 June 2020, 8.30am — 10pm
  • 7 June 2020, 10am — 6pm
  • 8 June 2020, 10am — 6pm

Main Galleries, Burlington House

Free, booking required.