Royal Academy – Your priority access to the Summer Exhibition

Explore the Summer Exhibition online

252 years ago, a group of artists made it their mission to form an annual exhibition to support artists and architects, by showcasing the art of the moment to the nation. The Summer Exhibition has run every year since.

This year, preparations have been a little different with committee meetings and gallery hangs taking place over Zoom. Despite the challenges it has taken to get here, we’re so happy to be finally opening the Summer Exhibition 2020 next week!

While social distancing measures have changed the way we can celebrate this year, we are committed to bringing the best of the RA – and the Summer Exhibition – to you wherever you are. Our Summer Explorer, the online platform to browse all the works, has had an overhaul and is ready for you to immerse yourself in a myriad of submissions by artists from across the world.

We couldn’t have made it this far without the support of our Friends. From all of us at the RA, thank you.

Rebecca Salter
President of the Royal Academy

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Browse and buy artworks

Starting your collection

Sifting through over 1,100 artworks is always easier with a little guidance. Take a look through our categories to find a bargain.

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Original prints

Whether you’re a fan of intaglio or relief, etching or screenprinting, original prints are a great place to start for your art collection.

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Curators’ selection

Summer Exhibition Viewing Room

Our curated online gallery features significant works of art currently on show in the Main Galleries. Take a look for a chance to enjoy a close-up of each artwork and discover detail about the work and the artist.

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