• 6 June 2018

The Great Spectacle: 250 Years of the Summer Exhibition, an exhibition co-curated by the Centre's Mark Hallett and Sarah Turner alongside Per Rumberg from the Royal Academy, opens to the public on 12 June to coincide with the 250th Summer Exhibition which has been curated by Grayson Perry.

Ahead of the launch next week various reviews and press artilces about the two exhibitions have been released:

Summer Exhibition/The Great Spectacle review - a Grayson revolution
The Guardian

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
BBC 4 Front Row

The Great Spectacle
London Live

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition marks 250 years with Winston Churchill and Tracey Emin artworks
The Evening Standard

Exhibition Review - The Great Spectacle
Visiting London Guide

Summer Exhibition review: RA balance contemplation and riotous fun in 250th anniversary double bill
The Evening Standard

The Great Spectacle exhibition 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.

Tickets are available to pre-book now here and the accompanying catalogue is available to purchase here.