Royal Academy of Arts 250th Summer Exhibition

Grayson Perry RA curates the main room at the RA Summer Exhibition 2018

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

Each summer, the galleries at the Royal Academy of Arts are jam-packed with contemporary art made by artists from all walks of life. A world-famous show unlike any other, the Summer Exhibition draws together works by internationally renowned artists, exciting new talent and first-time exhibitors.

In its 250th year, the show will be the cultural highlight of the season, spilling out of the RA and onto the streets of London’s West End. An art extravaganza, there’ll be a monumental sculpture in the courtyard and artworks in an array of mediums throughout the galleries, all handpicked by a committee led by Grayson Perry RA. With over 1,200 works on display, you’ll see art you love, art you hate, art that leaves you thinking and art that simply puts a smile on your face.

Come along with a sketchbook on a quiet Monday morning, have a drink with your friends in the galleries on a Friday night, bring the family to the free weekend festival or join the biggest ever RA Late in full fancy dress. There are plenty of ways to take part in this joyous celebration of art.

As always, most of the art is for sale and purchases help raise money for the non-profit making areas of the Academy, including the Royal Academy Schools.

Duration 12 June 2018 - 19 August 2018
Times Daily 10am – 6pm Fridays 10am – 10pm
Cost £18 (without donation £16). Concessions available. Under-16s go free with a fee-paying adult. Free for Friends of the RA with no booking required.
Venue Royal Academy of Arts
Address Burlington House, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, W1J 0BD
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