Summertime at the Royal Academy

It’s Summer and it’s Exhibition time again – the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition that is.


This is the 246th time that the Academy has presented its annual selection of works to the public.  They didn’t pause even during the World Wars.

The vast array of art pieces on show represents the breadth of diversity in the art world today, with works from well known artists as well as newcomers, with works of all sizes, all mediums and all prices.


If you’re serious about buying you really need to get there on the first few days (or on the buyers special preview day).  But apart from that caveat, turn up any time and enjoy.  I recommend at least 2 visits as there is so much to take in.

Here is a small selection of some of the pieces that caught my eye on my first visit this year.


I’ll update it if I manage to get back.

This year it is open every day 10:00-18:00.  On Fridays it’s open late, till 22:00, plus there’s also a free guided tour at 19:00.  Entrance costs £13.50.
Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London

Linked to Summer and Our World Tuesday.

To look back at last year’s exhibition, click here.


10 thoughts on “Summertime at the Royal Academy

    1. Quite something isn’t it. They did incur a bit of damage but got off amazing lightly considering its central London location

      On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 9:23 PM, Travel with Intent wrote:



  1. On my first visit to the Summer Exhibition I was staggered by the range of work on display. Definitely an exhibition for everyone’s taste.


  2. Please come visit this week’s Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) linkup and visit the Caribbean with me! Hope to see you there each week.


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