Visitors at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; 1966
© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London
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Visitors at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in May 1966. The exhibition which has been held every year since 1769 runs over the summer months of June, July and August. It is an open exhibition which includes prints, paintings, drawings and sculpture as well as architectural models. In 1965 the exhibition had caused an outcry because the Academy attempted to encourage well known artists to submit paintings. In 1966 the Times newspaper Art Critic commented that "After the talk of Modernization which accompanied last year's exhibition, this year is a quiet affair... very much the traditional mixture".
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