Events Archive September 2020-August 2021

Autumn Term 2021

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Ruskin's Ecologies - Book Launch Event

6:30pm, 21 Sep 2021 | Free, but booking essential

This is an event to celebrate the publication of 'Ruskin's Ecologies', edited by Thomas Hughes and Kelly Freeman, published by Courtauld Books Online. ...

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Open Courtauld Hour: Captured!

8:00pm, 30 Sep 2021 | Free, booking essential

To celebrate the upcoming reopening of our gallery we are teaming up with our digitisation team, volunteers and students for our first Open Courtauld Hour of the season!...

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The Big Draw Festival: Make The Change!

11:00am, 2 Oct 2021 | Free, but booking essential

The Big Draw Festival: MakeTheChange! is a timely development on last year's exploration into the relationship between people and our living environments. In 2021, we are partnering with The Big Draw team to take action, to explore and to discover wa...

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Decolonizing the Museum?

2:30pm, 6 Oct 2021 | Free, booking essential

This lecture discusses a series of practices and experiments initiated by Françoise Vergès around the decolonisation of the museum for the ‘Museum without Objects’ (Réunion Island, 2004-2020), ‘The Slave in the Louvre: An Invisible Humanity’ (Paris ...

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Centre for American Art, Research

Gatecrashers and the Promise of American Art

5:00pm, 18 Oct 2021 | Free, booking essential

Nearly one hundred years ago, artists without formal training “crashed the gates” of the elite art world, as their paintings of American life and fantastical scenes derived from their imaginations began appearing in major museums. This talk draws upo...

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Shen Xin and Alvin Li in conversation

5:00pm, 21 Oct 2021 | Free, booking essential

Artist Shen Xin joins curator and writer Alvin Li for an intimate conversation in this online event. In lieu of a conventional studio visit, the two interlocutors will proceed by posing each other a series of questions informed by their ongoing resea...

Oil painting depicting a man on a damaged boat in the middle of shark infested waters

Centre for American Art, Research

Forgetting and Remembering the Sea with Winslow Homer

5:00pm, 25 Oct 2021 | Free, booking essential

This lecture interrogates Homer’s marines anew by focusing on the unique epistemology and materiality of the ocean. The late photographer and theorist Allan Sekula has called the oceans a “forgotten space.” Indeed, art historians tend to look out to ...

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1:00pm, 27 Oct 2021 | Free, booking essential

Zheng Bo will discuss his practice and thinking on cultivating ecological wisdom in the age of Anthropocene extinction. ...

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Open Courtauld Hour: Restaged!

8:00pm, 28 Oct 2021 | Free, booking essential

The Courtauld Gallery will open its doors this November, following the most significant modernisation project in its history. This Open Courtauld Hour will therefore provide a rare back of house tour, a sneak preview to The Courtauld Gallery and the ...

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Centre for American Art, Research

Not / Making / Marks: On Lygia Clark’s Organic Line

6:00pm, 18 Nov 2021 | Free, booking essential

This talk concerns the Brazilian artist Lygia Clark’s concept of the “organic” line: an interval of space that appears between a painting and its frame, a door and its lintel, or tiles on the floor....

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Centre for American Art, Research

Harold Rosenberg and “The American Action Painters”

5:00pm, 22 Nov 2021 | Free, booking essential

Harold Rosenberg (1906-1978) is still primarily known by a single essay, “The American Action Painters,” which was published in ARTnews in 1952.  When the piece appeared in the December issue, the response was phenomenal.  Not only did it galvanize a...

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Open Courtauld Hour: Can-Can!

8:00pm, 25 Nov 2021 | Free, booking essential

This Open Courtauld Hour invites you to enter a world of splendour, misery and excess! In this hour the electrifying entertainment of the can-can and cabaret of the Courtauld Collection takes centre stage....

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Open Courtauld, Research

Charles Stankievech and The Double Agent

5:00pm, 29 Nov 2021 | Free, booking essential

This event will involve a discussion around the project Nº6092 by the artist Charles Stankievech, commissioning KW curator Nadim Samman and The Courtauld’s Research Forum Programme Manager Leyla Bumbra. ...

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Immediations no.19 (2021) Launch

5:30pm, 6 Dec 2021 | Free, booking essential

Join us at the launch of the 2021 issue of immediations, Courtauld’s annual peer-reviewed publication of postgraduate research. ...

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Centre for American Art, Research

Workshop :“How close can I get to someone? Will we become each other”: Epistolary Subjects, Objects, and Methods in Feminist Art, Art Writing, and Art History

10:00am, 9 Dec 2021 | Free, very limited space, booking essential

In this participatory workshop involving writing experiments and collective discussions, we will revisit, handle again, the letters we have discovered in the archives of the artists and subjects we study, considering our roles as interlocutors across...

Lady looking at Pierre-Auguste Renoir's La Loge in the renovated Courtauld Gallery

Open Courtauld, Research, The Courtauld Gallery

After Hours: Glow-up!

7:00pm, 15 Dec 2021 | £9.00

Get your glad rags on, dust the cobwebs off your favourite and sparkliest outfits and join The Courtauld for its first After Hour event in its newly transformed gallery! ...

Spring and Summer Semester 2021