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Main Galleries and Sackler Wing of Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Patrons are invited to join us for a curator-led tour of the Summer Exhibition 2018 before it opens to the public.
Free. Patrons only.
We invite Friends of the RA to join us for an exclusive preview of the Summer Exhibition 2018, before it is open to the public.
Free. Friends of the RA and members of the Academicians' Room only.
The John Madejski Fine Rooms, Weston Rooms and Galleries I and II, Burlington House
Join us for an exclusive preview of the ‘The Great Spectacle’ before it opens to the public.
Architecture Room, Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join us in the galleries for a private breakfast and tour with this year’s Architecture Room Curator Piers Gough RA, who will discuss this year’s themes and submissions in depth.
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join us for a family-friendly morning in the Summer Exhibition, with the chance to privately view the exhibition on one of our short educational tours, make a masterpiece in our craft workshop and enjoy a delicious breakfast.
Meet in the Front Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Celebrate 250 years of the world’s largest open-submission exhibition at our tailor-made multisensory workshops, led by experienced artist educators for students with special educational needs.
Free, booking required.
Meet in the Front Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly.
A creative workshop inspired by artworks in the 2018 Summer Exhibition.
Free, booking required
Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
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.
£35 entry / £65 VIP, includes free flowing sparkling wine and access to the Academicians' Room.
Meet in the Architecture Room, Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Explore the Summer Exhibition Architecture Room with this year’s curator Piers Gough RA.
Free with exhibition entry, no booking required.
We invite RA250 Friends and RA250 Supporters to an early morning private view of the Summer Exhibition 2018 and The Great Spectacle, away from the crowds.
£20. RA250 Friends, RA250 Supporters and members of the Academicians' Room only.
Meet at the learning desk, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Join artist Becky Jelly and RA Head of Learning Beth Schneider for an in-depth exploration of work in the RA’s Summer Exhibition.
£65. Includes coffee/tea, lunch, materials and exhibition entry.
The British Academy Room, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
What is the purpose of art criticism, and what does it take to become a successful critic? Led by Thomas Marks, writer and editor of Apollo magazine, this course offers a unique opportunity to learn about the curious history of art journalism while honing your own skills as a writer and critic.
£420. Includes light refreshments on both days and a wine reception..
The British Academy Room, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly / The Life Room, The RA Schools
In the RA’s 250th year, its international team of experts shares their knowledge of curatorial process and practice for the first time in an intensive expert-led summer course, supplemented by key prominent speakers from across the art world.
£1,800. Includes all materials, light refreshments each day and drinks receptions throughout the week.
Get inspired by this workshop exploring different drawing techniques.
The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
The Royal Academy welcomes curators of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale and founders of Grafton Architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara to deliver the 28th Annual Architecture Lecture.
£25, £15 concessions. Includes drinks reception in Summer Exhibition until 9pm.
Join us in the Summer Exhibition Architecture Room to hear the recipient of the Turkishceramics Grand Prize for Architecture discuss their winning project.