June 10, 2015

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition now open in London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition now open in London. Photo: © James Harris. Artwork: © The Artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London.

Photo: © James Harris. Artwork: © The Artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London.


For 247 years, the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London has offered a snapshot of contemporary art – and this year promises a riot of colour, variety and discovery with over 1,200 works on display.

The Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open-submission exhibition: its earliest exhibitors included the likes of Reynolds, Constable and Turner.

With many works in the exhibition on sale, the show also gives you a chance to own some original art while supporting the historic Royal Academy schools. Artwork sales help the Royal Academy to continue the free tuition that they have offered for nearly 250 years.

This year’s exhibition is open to the public from 8th June and runs until 16th August 2015.

To learn more about the exhibition and how to get tickets if you live in London or have plans to visit this summer, visit the Royal Academy’s website.

Since 2007, the Royal Academy and BNY Mellon have enjoyed a special partnership that has spanned many projects. Public access and education are core components of BNY Mellon’s programme of arts sponsorship and the Royal Academy strives to engage with the broadest possible audience through its exhibitions, events, publications and educational activities.

Insight Investment, a BNY Mellon company, has sponsored the RA Summer Exhibition for the last decade.