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The Great Spectacle: 250 Years of the Summer ExhibitionHeld every year since 1769, the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition is the world's longest running annual display of contemporary art. Staged to coincide with the 250th Summer Exhibition, The Great Spectacle tells the story of the annual show by featuring highlights from the past 250 years, on display in the RA's The John Madejski Fine Rooms. The exhibition includes works by the Royal Academy's first president, Joshua Reynolds, rival Thomas Gainsborough and fellow artist John Constable. Everyone from J.M.W. Turner to John Singer Sargent, Peter Blake to Zaha Hadid is included in the review.

 

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