Sunday, June 21, 2020

NOT The Summer Exhibition


The Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition is NOT the "Summer" Exhibition this year - because the event has been postponed not cancelled.

I'm guessing the main reason for NOT cancelling it is because its main purpose is to raise the funds to provide FREE places for art students at the Royal Academy Schools. Plus its the most popular exhibition each year.

So - instead it's postponed until the Autumn, although dates have not yet been announced.

This is what the press release has to say about changes in dates of exhibitions at the RA

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS REVISED EXHIBITION PROGRAMME 2020 

Following the temporary closure of the Royal Academy of Arts due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the exhibition programme for the remainder of 2020 has changed. ....The Royal Academy’s reopening date will be dependent upon government advice.
Whilst the reopening date is still to be confirmed, the Royal Academy intends to: 
Due to the closure, the Royal Academy of Arts has unfortunately had to cancel two exhibitions: 
This was my blog post about the Call for Entries for the show this year - see RA Summer Exhibition 2020: Call for Entries (SHORT version)

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