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The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Winter Exhibition

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Book now for the RA’s annual bonanza of art and creativity

Explore handpicked artworks from this year’s show

Summer Exhibition 2021 Preview

Summer Exhibition coordinator Yinka Shonibare RA gives you a first taste of this year’s show.

Summer exhibition at the Royal Academy

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.