RA250: Come to our Friends summer party and share your story

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Saturday 24 June 2017
7 — 11pm

Booking is now open to Friends of the RA.

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Friends enjoy a preview of the Summer Exhibition

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Come and celebrate the season with us at our annual Friends summer party. Held in our Main Galleries, it’s the perfect chance to meet like minds, mingle and explore the Summer Exhibition 2017.

Join us in our Main Galleries as we celebrate the Summer Exhibition, the world’s largest open-submission contemporary art show. Now in its 249th year, the Summer Exhibition provides a unique platform for emerging and established artists to showcase works across painting and printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture and film.

At this party, Friends can experience the Summer Exhibition like never before, with live music from the Gin Club Trio, delicious canapés from Caper & Berry and prosecco served throughout the evening. Once you’ve bought your ticket, we’ll add your name to our online supporters’ mural – giving you the chance to share how art, and the Royal Academy, has made a mark on you.

Friends with VIP tickets will have access to an exclusive lounge with its own DJ, where they can relax and enjoy VIP bar access. VIP guests will also receive a gift bag, which will include a Friends-edition Grayson Perry RA napkin.

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Saturday 24 June 2017

7 — 11pm

Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly


Booking is now open to Friends of the RA.

Book now