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Tour of ‘The Great Spectacle’ for mobility impaired visitors



Monday 13 August 2018
9 — 11am

Open to Accessible
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The Great Spectacle

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This tour of ‘The Great Spectacle’ is designed for wheelchair users and mobility impaired visitors.

Every summer since 1769, the Academy’s galleries have been crowded with people eager to take in the plethora of works produced by some of Britain’s leading artists and lesser-known exhibitors.

The Great Spectacle revisits important moments in the history of the Academy and its annual show: from its inception as a showcase for grand society portraits and epic history scenes, via its role in the fight for women’s suffrage and the impact of two World Wars, to its ongoing status as a platform for both established and unknown contemporary artists.

Join us for this early morning tour to see the works and hear the stories detailing 250 years of the Summer Exhibition, the world’s biggest open submission exhibition and longest running annual display of contemporary art.

This event includes refreshments and volunteer support is provided.

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Monday 13 August 2018

9 — 11am

Meet in the Front Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, booking required.