Anatomy of an Exhibition: The Perfect Time and Place

Royal Academy

The Summer Circus, © Justine Trickett, Courtesy of the Royal Academy of Arts

We started a new series on this blog looking at the Anatomy of an Exhibition to coincide with our forthcoming exhibition, Gilded: Golden Treasures of Georgian Furniture.  Today we will discuss how we determined the best time to host the exhibition.

The summer months are always busy in the art market, with the major annual sales at the auction houses along with several leading art fairs, the most notable one being Masterpiece London at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea.  In addition to these annual fixtures in the calendar, several newer events have emerged in recent years that bring together galleries in the Mayfair and St James’s area for open house-like events.  One such event is London Art Week for paintings and works of art, and the other is Mayfair Art Weekend.


We are delighted to be participating in Mayfair Art Weekend this year for the first time.  During the weekend of June 30 – July 2, Mayfair Art Weekend is partnering with the the Royal Academy of Arts to present an extensive programme of exhibitions, events, talks, and tours with over 60 art galleries, artists, and auction houses.  We look forward to welcoming visitors to our exhibition of gilded Georgian furniture during this weekend.

Victoria Luxem, project manager of Mayfair Art Weekend, said:

“Mayfair Art Weekend once again will be bringing together the vibrant community of artists, craftsmen and experts of the world’s premier art district for the 2017 edition of the event, now in partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts. The doors to Mayfair’s enchanting world of art will be firmly open to all and we look forward to welcoming past and new visitors to explore this unique art district for a weekend of celebrations.”

Mackinnon Map

Map of St. James’s showing Mackinnon Fine Furniture

Come and celebrate Mayfair Art Weekend with us this summer!  And check back again soon for another post in our series ‘Anatomy of an Exhibition’ to learn more about the behind the scenes preparation for our summer event.

2 thoughts on “Anatomy of an Exhibition: The Perfect Time and Place

  1. Pingback: Anatomy of an Exhibition: Preparing a Catalogue | The Source

  2. Pingback: Flashback Friday: Last Summer’s Exhibition, ‘Gilded’ | The Source

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