Current Exhibitions and Displays
Rodin and Dance: The Essence of Movement
20 October 2016 – 22 January 2017
Rodin and 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. 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.
Organised in collaboration with the Musée Rodin, Paris.
A Civic Utopia: Architecture and the City in France, 1765-1837
8 October 2016 – 8 January 2017
This exhibition considers the place of architecture in establishing the notion of public life. It brings together an outstanding selection of architectural drawings of public building and public space in France that pursued the Enlightenment idea of a ‘scientific’ city, expressing rational, hygienic and symbolic expressions of an ideal civic life.
Coming Soon to The Courtauld Gallery
21 January – 29 May 2017
This display examines the intriguing variety of inscriptions that can be found on drawings, from artists’ signatures to casual notes and records of ownership. Featuring works by Canaletto, Corot, Signac and others this selection reveals how such annotations can shed light on the purpose, history and use of drawings.