The Royal Academy of Arts has held a summer exhibition in London for the last 250 years. Art enthusiasts eagerly await the exhibition’s opening every year to see works by established and aspiring artists. Such is its draw that the Academy displayed Lutyen’s and Baker’s design of the buildings of the New Capital City of Delhi at the 1914 event. The exhibition also has had its share of controversy. In 1932, despite the selection committee’s acceptance, the Royal Academy rejected a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi from the summer exhibition. This painting now occupies a prominent place in the Indian Parliament.