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The Academicians’ Room members: breakfast and private view

Summer Exhibition 2018 and The Great Spectacle

Private view

Friday 15 June 2018
8.30 — 10am

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The Great Spectacle

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We invite members of the Academicians’ Room to join us for an exclusive preview of the 2018 Summer Exhibition and ‘The Great Spectacle.’

As we open our doors to the new RA, we’re celebrating 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 breakfast and private view, exclusive to members of the Academicians’ Room.

Summer Exhibition 2018
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.

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

Ever since 1769, and at a succession of locations ranging from Pall Mall to Piccadilly, the Academy’s exhibition rooms have been crowded for some two months each year with hundreds of paintings and sculptures produced by many of Britain’s leading artists.

Over the last two hundred and fifty years, these spectacular displays of art – dominated by what has become a famously crowded and collage-like arrangement of pictures across the Academy’s walls – have provided thousands of artists with a crucial form of competition, inspiration and publicity, and captured the interest of millions of visitors.

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

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Friday 15 June 2018

8.30 — 10am

Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

Free. The Academicians' Room members only.

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