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The Great Spectacle

Hosted by the Consul of the London Art Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 19 Aug 14:30 - 16:30

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Let's not miss this!! Sunday is the last day to visit The Great Spectacle at the RA, this exhibition tells the story of Protected content of the Summer Exhibition, the world’s longest running annual display of contemporary art.

During its long lifetime, paintings, sculpture, drawings and architectural designs by household names such as John Constable, Joseph Mallord William Turner, Auguste Rodin, John Singer Sargent, Laura Knight, Zaha Hadid, Peter Blake and Tracey Emin have been displayed alongside work by first-time exhibitors, creating the distinctive visual character that draws thousands of visitors to the Summer Exhibition each year.

The Great Spectacle revisits important moments in the history of the Academy and its annual show: from its inception as a showcase for grand society portraits and epic history scenes, via its role in the fight for women’s suffrage and the impact of two World Wars, to its ongoing status as a platform for both established and unknown contemporary artists.

Take a fascinating, ever changing journey through Protected content of art.

See you there!

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