The Courtauld Gallery

Home to one of the greatest art collections in the UK, The Courtauld Gallery is located in the magnificent historical setting of Somerset House. The Gallery is particularly known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and exciting programme of temporary exhibitions.

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The Courtauld Institute of Art is a research-led, independent College of the University of London, with one of the world’s most prestigious programmes of art history, curating, and conservation.

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Claudette Johnson: Presence

29 Sep 2023 – 14 Jan 2024

★★★★★ ‘Spellbinding’ (Evening Standard).
★★★★ ‘A pioneer of Black British Art’ (The Guardian).

A major exhibition of work by British artist Claudette Johnson, one of the most significant figurative artists of her generation, is now open at The Courtauld Gallery. Friends go free.

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Explore The Courtauld’s events, talks, exhibitions, lectures and courses. We welcome everyone with an interest in art and art history, from young people and families to academics and researchers.

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Gallery Talks, Public Programmes

Curator's Talk

4:00pm, 29 Nov 2023 | Free

Join us in the gallery for a free Curator's Talk....

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We Are One #Iran
Short Film Festival

6:00pm, 29 Nov 2023 | £3 - £6.16

Persia Educational Foundation, Film Buzz Festival and the Courtauld Institute will host the launch of 'We Are One #Iran'. This event will include a screening and in-person panel of experts. ...

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Online, Public Programmes, Short Courses

Women Artists in France, 1770-1914

1 November - 29 November, optional visit on 18 November | £395 or £445 with visit

Women artists in France created rich oeuvres, despite professional obstacles and prejudice from art critics and dealers who regarded genius as a male attribute. This course offers the opportunity to explore the achievements of these extraordinary ind...

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We will be accepting applications for MA History of Art, Graduate Diploma in the History of Art, and MA Art History & Conservation of Buddhist Heritage.

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Discover beautiful products inspired by our most famous works, alongside art materials and books for experts, enthusiasts, and children alike.

Every time you shop with us, you are supporting The Courtauld’s mission to advance the understanding of the visual arts through advanced research, innovative teaching, inspiring exhibitions and programmes, and the stewardship of our collections.

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