The Courtauld Gallery
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The Courtauld Gallery is one of the finest small museums in the world with a magnificent collection of paintings, drawings, prints and decorative arts. Ranging from the early Renaissance to the 20th century this exceptional collection is displayed in the grand setting of Somerset House, a spectacular neo-classical building in the heart of London.
The Courtauld Gallery forms an integral part of The Courtauld Institute of Art, one of the world’s leading centres for the study of art history and conservation.
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
(inc. Over 60s, Part-Time and International Students)
Free Admission: Mondays 10.00 - 14.00(except public holidays)
Free admission for Under 18s, full-time UK Students, staff of UK Universities, Registered Unwaged, Friends of The Courtauld
Admission charge includes entrance to all temporary exhibitions and displays.
Buy your ticket online: www.courtauld.ac.uk/tickets
- Museums Association
- International Council of Museums
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.
Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Architecture
Key artists and exhibits
- Van Gogh
- 20th century
- Bloomsbury Group
- altar piece
- decorative arts
- Designated Collection
- Van Gogh: Self-Portrait with Bandaged-Ear
- A Bar at the Folies-Bergere
- Landscape by Moonlight
Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901
Discover the remarkable story of Pablo Picasso's breakthrough year as an artist in 1901.
You can experience the first masterpieces with which Picasso found his own distinctive voice and that mark the beginning of his famous blue period.
- Any age
Concessions: (over 60s, part-time and international students): £4.50
Children under 18, full-time UK students, Friends of The Courtauld, registered unwaged: FREE
Visitors with disabilities can bring an escort free of charge
Free Mondays until 2pm
Collecting Gauguin: Samuel Courtauld in the 1920s
The Courtauld holds the UK’s most important collection of works by the Post-Impressionist master Paul Gauguin.
This was assembled by pioneering collector Samuel Courtauld and in this special display his collection of Gaugin’s paintings, works on paper and sculpture is brought together for the first time.
See website for details
A specific educational website with images from most works in our collection. All images can be downloaded and used for educational purposes.
Le Français par les peintres - French Online resource
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.
- Catherine Gaitte
- Caroline Levitt
- Alice Odin
We have a selection of Teacher's Pack or Learning Resources downloadable online.
- Public Programme staff and Courtauld Institute of Art Doctors.
- English, French and German
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.
- All resources are created by research students and staff members of the Courtauld Institute of Art
Podcasts and videos
Podcasts on our latest exhibition and permanent collection display. Text and reading by our Courtauld Institute students and PhD graduates.