Exhibition Events



PETER lely: a lyrical vision

11 October 2012 - 13 January 2013


Find out more about the exhibition Peter Lely: A Lyrical Vision




Thursdays: 25 October and 29 November 2012

Until 21.00

Unwind after work and explore the exhibition as well as our world-famous collection. Enjoy live music, performances, gallery talks, and workshops themed around the exhibition. Find out more


Normal admission fees apply.


Lates supported by Friends of The Courtauld



lunchtime talk

Fridays: 19 October, 2 November, 16 November, 30 November, 14 December 2012 and 4 January 2013
13.15 – 13.30

Discover more about the exhibition as researchers and students from The Courtauld discuss a highlight.

Free with admission



talks on paper

Thursdays: 18 October, 15 November 2012 and 10 January 2013

13.15 - 13.45

Visit The Courtauld's Prints and Drawings room and study works on paper related to the exhibition.

Free with admission

sunday tours

Every Sunday from 14 October 2012 - 13 January 2013 (Except 23 & 30 December)

15.00 - 15.45

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

Free with admission

curator's talk

Wednesdays: 7 November, 5 December 2012 and 9 January 2013

17.00 - 17.45

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month for a curator's talk to explore the artwork, themes and ideas in the exhibition.

Free with admission.



Thursday 18 October 2012

17.00 - 19.00

Join us for a curator's talk followed by a drinks reception to find out more about our education programme

Booking essential: education@courtauld.ac.uk



Friday 19 October 2012

14.30 - 18.30

Speakers at this research workshop include Dr Caroline Campbell (The National Gallery/ The Courtauld Gallery); Karen Hearn (Independent Scholar); James Loxley (University of Edinburgh) and David Taylor (The National Trust)

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Saturday 1 December 2012

10.30 - 16.15

We invite you to explore Lely’s ‘Lyrical Vision’ in relation to the artist’s Dutch background, to the state of the art world in early seventeenth-century England, and to contemporary music. Confirmed speakers include the exhibition curator Dr Caroline Campbell, the independent art historian Dr Karen Hearn and the scholar of music Professor Peter Holman.

Find out more and download the booking form




public programmes

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.