The Courtauld Gallery

Edouard Manet's painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergere
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Come face to face with world-famous art at The Courtauld Gallery.

The collection stretches from the early Renaissance into the 20th century and is displayed in the elegant setting of Somerset House.

The Gallery is particularly renowned for its unrivalled collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.

It also holds an outstanding collection of drawings and prints and fine examples of sculpture and decorative arts.

The Courtauld Gallery is part of The Courtauld Institute of Art, one of the world’s leading centres for the study of art history and conservation.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Daily 10.00 - 18.00 (last admission 17.30)
For Late Night Openings please see www.courtauld.ac.uk/lates

24 Dec: 10.00 - 16.00
25 & 26 Dec: closed

Admission charges

Adults: £6.00
Concessions: £5
£3 all day Mondays
Free admission for Under 18s, Students, staff of UK Universities, Registered Unwaged, Friends of The Courtauld

Buy your ticket online: www.courtauld.ac.uk/tickets

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • International Council of Museums
Getting there

The Gallery is located at The Strand entrance of Somerset House.

Somerset House is well served by public transport and is within walking distance of many of the capital’s other major museums and attractions.

NEAREST UNDERGROUND STATIONS
Temple (Circle and District lines)
Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines)
Embankment (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Northern lines)
Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)

NEAREST RAILWAY STATIONS
Waterloo
Charing Cross

BUSES
Buses stop directly outside Somerset House on the Strand.

Additional info

We have 15 min lunchtime talks every Monday and Friday at 13.15 featuring one work of art from our collection.
Highlights of our exhibitions and related art works from the collection are presented by research students from The Courtauld Institute of Art every Sunday from 15.00 to 15.45 during special exhibitions.

The Courtauld Gallery's permanent collection is one of the most important and best-loved in Britain. Famous for its outstanding Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, the collection reaches from the early Renaissance to Modernist works of the 20th century, including masterpieces by Rubens, Botticelli, Monet, Cézanne, Matisse and Kandinsky.

The Courtauld is home to world-famous masterpieces such as Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère and Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear.

Collection details

Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Architecture

Key artists and exhibits

  • Impressionism
  • Post-Impressionism
  • Manet
  • Monet
  • Renoir
  • Van Gogh
  • Cezanne
  • Gauguin
  • 20th century
  • Fauves
  • Bloomsbury Group
  • Kandinsky
  • Medieval
  • Renaissance
  • altar piece
  • decorative arts
  • paintings
  • drawings
  • Designated Collection
  • Van Gogh: Self-Portrait with Bandaged-Ear
  • A Bar at the Folies-Bergere
  • Nevermore
  • Rubens
  • Landscape by Moonlight
  • Cranach
  • Reynolds
  • Piccasso
  • Michelangelo
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Georgiana Houghton: Spirit Drawings

  • 16 June — 11 September 2016 *on now

Georgiana Houghton (1814-1884) was a Spiritualist medium who, in the 1860s and 70s, produced an astonishing series of abstract watercolours. Detailed explanations on the back of the works declare that her hand was guided by various spirits, including several Renaissance artists, as well as higher angelic beings. In this exhibition The Courtauld Galley explores this astounding series of largely abstract Victorian watercolours and offers visitors a unique opportunity to view remarkable works which have not been shown in the UK for nearly 150 years.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal gallery admission charges apply.

Website

http://courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/what-on/exhibitions-displays/georgiana-houghton-spirit-drawings

Landscape with a Large Oak Tree, Thomas Hearne (1744-1817)

Regarding Trees

  • 18 June — 25 September 2016 *on now

Ranging from the early sixteenth to the mid nineteenth centuries and including works by Fra Bartolommeo, Jan van Goyen, Claude Lorrain and John Constable among others, this show will explore artists’ enduring fascination with the tree. Portraits of individual trees and a selection of forest scenes will offer an insight into the way in which artists throughout the ages have treated trees with the same reverence and psychological insight as a portraitist would regard a sitter.

Admission

Friends of The Courtauld: Free
Adults: £7.00
Concessions (visitors with disabilities, 60+). Visitors with disabilities may bring a companion free of charge: £6.00
Children 18 years and under: Free
National Art Pass: Free
Students (UK and International): Free
Registered unwaged: Free

Website

http://courtauld.ac.uk

Rodin & Dance: The Essence of Movement

  • 20 October 2016 — 22 January 2017

Rodin & Dance: The Essence of Movement is the first major exhibition to explore Rodin’s fascination with dance and bodies in extreme acrobatic poses. It focuses on the series of small scale experimental sculptures known as the Dance Movements, which were found in the artist’s studio after his death. These leaping twisting figures in terracotta and plaster are presented alongside a series of remarkable drawings in which Rodin explored movement and new forms of dance. They include performers from the Royal Cambodian dance troupe that enthralled France in 1906 as well as models that posed for him in the privacy of his studio.

Organised in collaboration with the Musée Rodin, Paris.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal gallery admission charges apply.

Website

http://courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/what-on/exhibitions-displays

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Le Français par les peintres - French Online resource

http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/publicprogrammes/frenchresources/index.shtml

Learn and enjoy French through art history and the fantastic collection at The Courtauld Gallery. Designed in partnership with the Language Centre at the French Institute in London and The Courtauld Gallery, this resource will make you travel through time, back to the Impressionist and the Post-Impressionist days.

Creator

  • Catherine Gaitte
  • Caroline Levitt
  • Alice Odin

Languages

  • French

Image database

http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk

A specific educational website with images from most works in our collection. All images can be downloaded and used for educational purposes.

Learning Resources

http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/publicprogrammes/onlinelearning.shtml

We have a selection of Teacher's Pack or Learning Resources downloadable online.

Creator

  • Public Programme staff and Courtauld Institute of Art Doctors.

Languages

  • English, French and German

Podcasts and videos

http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/publicprogrammes/onlinelearning.shtml

Podcasts on our latest exhibition and permanent collection display. Text and reading by our Courtauld Institute students and PhD graduates.

Teacher's Resources

Our Teacher's Resources are specifically assembled to give a comprehensive, creative and cross-curricular overview of The Courtauld Gallery temporary exhibitions. They are very useful to use in class or in preparation for a visit to our collection.
Please log onto http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/publicprogrammes/onlinelearning.shtml to download all our previous Teachers' Resources.

Creator

  • All resources are created by research students and staff members of the Courtauld Institute of Art

Languages

  • French

Getting there

The Gallery is located at The Strand entrance of Somerset House.

Somerset House is well served by public transport and is within walking distance of many of the capital’s other major museums and attractions.

NEAREST UNDERGROUND STATIONS
Temple (Circle and District lines)
Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines)
Embankment (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Northern lines)
Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)

NEAREST RAILWAY STATIONS
Waterloo
Charing Cross

BUSES
Buses stop directly outside Somerset House on the Strand.

The Courtauld Gallery
Somerset House
Strand
London
Greater London
WC2R 0RN
England

Website

www.courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/index.shtml

www.courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/3d-gallery/

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www.courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/visitorinfo/index.shtml

www.courtauld.ac.uk/tickets/OnlineTickets_info.shtml

E-mail

General enquiries

galleryinfo@courtauld.ac.uk

Telephone

020 7848 2526

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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