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The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Winter Exhibition

Masthead

The Summer Exhibition 2020 is open to the public. Book now

Explore handpicked artworks from this year’s show

Inside the exhibition

Get a flavour of the Summer Exhibition with this 90-second slice of the 2020 exhibition.

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.