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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drawing of a black woman wearing a blue dress i Claudette Johnson, Figure in blue, 2018, Pastels and gouache on paper, 163 x 133 cm. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Claudette Johnson. Image courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London. Photo: Andy Keate.

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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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A student at The Courtauld delivering a Lunchtime Talk in the Gallery

Gallery Talks, Public Programmes, The Courtauld Gallery

Lunchtime Talk

1:00pm, 30 Nov 2023 | Free

Lunchtime talks are delivered by students and researchers at The Courtauld Institute of Art on works in the collection. The talks take place in the gallery and are an informal and interesting way of looking closely at an artwork....

Helen Higgins, Head of Learning and OAK Foundation Young People’s Programme Manager, delivers a talk on the Reworking Manet exhibition

Gallery Talks, Public Programmes, The Courtauld Gallery

Reworking Manet

4:00pm, 30 Nov 2023 | Free

Join us in the Project Space for a free Curator's Talk delivered by our Learning team....

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