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Friends summer season: premium private view

Summer Exhibition 2018 and The Great Spectacle

Private view

● Fully booked

Saturday 23 June 2018
7 — 9.30pm

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Part of our

250th Summer Exhibition

events programme
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The Summer Circus

© Royal Academy of Arts. Photo by Carolina Faruolo

Enjoy an exclusive private view of the Summer Exhibition 2018 and The Great Spectacle away from the crowds, featuring live music, themed cocktails and food with a summer fête twist.

As we open our doors to The New RA, we’re celebrating 250 years of the Summer Exhibition like never before.

See the Summer Exhibition 2018 and The Great Spectacle: 250 Years of the Summer Exhibition away from the crowds at this special event just for Friends.

As a DJ fills the galleries with the perfect soundtrack for the night, you can indulge in a specially prepared menu of summer fête-themed food from Peyton & Byrne, available to purchase. You’ll receive a complimentary glass of Pimms on your arrival and two-for-one cocktails are available to purchase at bars inside the Main Galleries, to add a taste of summer to your evening.

For a VIP experience, upgrade your ticket and treat yourself to free-flowing sparkling wine in our private members’ club. The intimate Academician’s Room is the perfect place to celebrate in style; VIP guests can also enjoy access to a private bar, where our resident mixologist will be serving signature cocktails, available to purchase until late.

Summer Exhibition 2018
The Summer Exhibition provides established and emerging artists with a unique platform to showcase their work. Famously the world’s largest open submission show, expect 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, coordinator Grayson Perry RA brings Art Made Now to the forefront, including a ‘Room of Fun’ for all to enjoy.

The Great Spectacle: 250 Years of the Summer Exhibition The Great Spectacle tells the story of 250 years of the Summer Exhibition, the world’s longest running annual display of contemporary art.

The Royal Academy is an independent charity that relies on the generosity of its Friends. Thank you for supporting the RA by participating in Friends events.

Open to Friends of the RA and members of the Academicians’ Room. Members of the Academicians’ Room should call 020 7300 8090 to book their tickets.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Saturday 23 June 2018

7 — 9.30pm

Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

£35 tickets include exhibition entry and a glass of Pimms on arrival. £65 VIP tickets include exhibition entry, free flowing sparkling wine and access to the Academicians' Room (fully booked).