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Summer Exhibition Explorer 2018

Browse and buy works online from the 250th Summer Exhibition, coordinated by Grayson Perry RA

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The Great Spectacle

See the story of 250 years of the Summer Exhibition, the world’s longest running annual display of contemporary art.

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Summer Exhibition 2018

Grayson Perry RA coordinates the biggest, brightest and most colourful Summer Exhibition yet, in our 250th annual celebration of “art made now”.

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What is the Summer Exhibition?

Held without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition displays works in a variety of mediums and genres.

The works in the Summer Exhibition are selected and hung by Royal Academicians – who also exhibit works in the exhibition, creating an eclectic mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.

Most of the art in the show is for sale and purchases help raise money for the Academy’s non-profit-making activities, including educating the next generation of artists in the Royal Academy Schools.

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