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All gallery talks are free with admission

To find out what talks and tours are taking place when you are planning to visit us please visit our online calendar to view the programme in detail.

Lunchtime Talks

Lunchtime talks are delivered by students and researchers at The Courtauld Institute of Art on works in the collection. The talks take place in front of the objects in the gallery and are informal and interesting ways of looking closely at the works in our collection. Each talk starts at 1.15pm and last approximately 15 minutes unless otherwise stated. Lunchtime talks take place every Monday and Friday.

Curators’ Talks

Join us at 5pm on the first Wednesday of every month for a curator’s talk on the artwork, themes and ideas behind our latest exhibition. Talks are included in your admission ticket for the exhibition.

Sunday Highlights from the Collection

Explore highlights from the latest exhibition, or works from the collection, as they are examined by postgraduate students from The Courtauld Institute of Art in these Sunday tours. Talks start at 3pm and are included in your admission ticket.

Talks on Paper

Visit the Courtauld’s Prints and Drawing Room and study works relating to the current exhibition.

Sunday Music

Listen to performances inspired by the collection as you enjoy your visit.

Signs are placed in The Courtauld Gallery indicating the title of the talk and where the talk will be.

Schools, Colleges and Universities

Talks can cover a wide range of themes or subjects. They can be tailored to fit with your current study theme or curriculum or simply highlight parts of our collection.

Auguste Rodin, Dance Movement A (detail,), circa 1911

Saturday Study Days in Art History

The date of the next event will be confirmed in the early summer of 2016. The Study Day will accompany Rodin’s Dancers 1900-1917 (20 October 2016 – 22 January 2017), a major exhibition of the artist’s small-scale experimental sculptures known as the Dance Movements.

The Courtauld Institute of Art also offers art history short courses, lectures and tours. Find out more.

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