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Summer Exhibition 2020

9 June — 16 August 2020

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Get ready to discover works by household names and emerging artists at our annual celebration of art and creativity.

The Summer Exhibition has run without interruption since 1769 and we don’t intend to break that streak in 2020. It is the world’s largest open submission art show, and anyone can apply to enter. Each year, a committee of diverse artists choose an array of art in all mediums – prints and paintings, film and photography, sculpture, architectural works and more – for everyone and anyone to enjoy.

You’ll see work by leading artists, Royal Academicians and household names, as well as new and emerging talent you might not know. So, explore art you love, art you hate, and art that simply puts a smile on your face.

Why are most of the artworks for sale?

Proceeds from the Summer Exhibition help fund our non-profit-making activities, including training the next generation of artists in the Royal Academy Schools.


9 June — 16 August 2020

Daily 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 10pm

Ticket information coming soon

Main Galleries and The Ronald and Rita McAulay Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts

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