Exhibition Events



Beyond bloomsbury:
Designs of the omega workshops 1913–19

Visitors looking at household objects designed by the Omega Workshops

Wed 1 July, 5 August and 2 September 2009,
17.15 – 18.00

These exhibition talks are followed by a drinks reception and further discussion.

Free with admission


Drawing with confronted peacocks

Fri 26 June, 10 July, 7 August, 21 August, 4 Sept and 18 Sept 2009, 13.15–13.30

Students from The Courtauld Institute of Art talk about different aspects of the exhibition.

Free with admission

Visitors looking at Vanessa Bell's Conversation

Every Sunday 21 June 20 September 2009, 15.00–15.45
(except for 23 August)

Highlights of the exhibition and other works from the collection are presented by research students from The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Free with admission

Omega drawing

Sunday 26 July 2009, 15.00–15.45

Speaker: Dr Charlotte de Mille, baritone: Richard Immergluck, accompanist: Tessa Grobel

This talk with musical performance explores relationships between the abstract forms visible in the Omega designs and musical ideas of the period.

Free with admission, limited seating available on a first come first served basis


Tue 7 July 2009, 18.00–19.00
Only Collect! What Americans see in Bloomsbury
Professor Christopher Reed

This talk explores the crucial role played by North American collectors in the revival of interest in the Omega Workshops and other aspects of the  Bloomsbury artists' careers.
Prof Reed, Pennsylvania State University, is the recognized authority on Bloomsbury visual culture.

Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art. Free


Abstract design for a rug

Sat 12 September 2009, 10.00–15.00

Explore the exciting connections between the worlds of European avant-garde art and early 20th century craft and design. 

£35 (concessions £30)

Advance booking necessary: tel. 020 7848 2678



Family looking at a painting in The Courtauld Gallery

Sat 22 Sun 23 August 2009, 11.00–17.00

As part of the Summer Fun series at Somerset House, enjoy a weekend of creative activities, story telling and art trails in The Courtauld Gallery.

Free admission for families



School class in The Courtauld Gallery

The Courtauld Gallery Public Programmes offer a wide variety of workshops, tours and self-guided resources for schools and college groups.

For further information or to make a booking, contact education@courtauld.ac.uk or call 020 7848 1058.