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Summer Exhibition 2022

21 June — 21 August 2022

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Our annual celebration of art and creativity continues in 2022.

Run without interruption since 1769 – yes, even in 2020 – the Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission art show. It brings together art in all mediums, from prints, paintings, film and photography to sculpture, architectural works and more by leading artists, Royal Academicians and household names as well as new and emerging talent.

Most of the works are available to buy and the Summer Exhibition directly supports artists and the RA Schools.

If art has taught us anything over the last two years, it is that it can act as a global symbol of hope, offer individual moments of solace, and create much-needed daily distractions from the enormity of our new situation.

Our Friends preview days take place on 18 June, 10am-9pm and 19 and 20 June, 10am-6pm.


21 June — 21 August 2022

£20–22. Concessions available. Sign up for email updates on tickets. Everyone, including Friends of the RA members, must book a ticket before arriving.

Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts