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Friends preview: Summer Exhibition 2019


  • 7 June 2019, 8.30am — 10pm
  • 8 June 2019, 10am — 10pm
  • 9 June 2019, 10am — 6pm
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Summer Exhibition 2019

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Friends Preview of the Summer Exhibition

We invite Friends of the RA to join us for an exclusive preview of the Summer Exhibition 2019, three days ahead of the public opening.

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. Throughout the previews, you will also have priority access to the Summer Online Explorer, where you can purchase the works on display 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.

Visitors will be able to purchase artworks at the sales desk from 9.15am.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 7 June 2019, 8.30am — 10pm
  • 8 June 2019, 10am — 10pm
  • 9 June 2019, 10am — 6pm

Main Galleries, Burlington House

Free, booking required.