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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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Study at The Courtauld

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.

Forge a meaningful career in the professional art world and beyond. Applications are now open for 2024 entry!

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Frank Auerbach: The Charcoal Heads

9 Feb – 27 May 2024

★★★★★ “Incredible” – Time Out
★★★★ “One epic experience” – The Independent

A major exhibition of hauntingly beautiful, large-scale drawings by Frank Auerbach is now open at The Courtauld Gallery. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to see early masterpieces by one of the world’s most celebrated living artists. 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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Jasper Johns: The Seasons

28 Feb - 12 May 2024

This display will present prints inspired by the four seasons, by pioneering American artist Jasper Johns (b.1930) ....

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Variations on a Theme: Modernism in Art and Music

Monday 15, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 April 2024 | £195

An art historian and a musician join forces to shed light on the nature, complexities and challenges of ‘Modernism’ by exploring shared themes of ‘revolution’, subjectivity, abstraction, spontaneity and chance. The course features contributions from ...

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Applications for 2024 entry are open

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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The Courtauld Shop

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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