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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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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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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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Gallery Talks, Public Programmes

Lunchtime Talk

1:00pm, 26 Feb 2024 | 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....

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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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