Events Archive September 2022-August 2023

Summer 2023

Photograph showing Notre Damme cathedral in black and white


The Conway Library: historiography, colour, and bibliography

Thursday 6th July, 17:30 - 18:30 BST | Free, booking essential

This paper, delivered by independent photography historian Anthony Hamber, provides a focused evaluation of the historiography of The Conway Library's origins, and how and why it was built upon Conway’s original donation. ...

An open book resting on a stand. Handwritten text by Paul Gauguin is on the left hand page, and the right page has handwritten text and two drawings interspersing the text.


Avant et après: Gauguin’s Final Words

Friday 23rd June, 8.45am - 1.00pm BST and Saturday 24th June, 12.55pm - 5.45pm BST | Free, booking essential

Funded by The Getty Foundation’s “Paper Project”, this online-conference brings together scholars from all over the world to give a wide-ranging selection of papers focusing on Paul Gauguin's Avant et après, one of the most significant artists manusc...

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Museum Debate: Material Matters: Materiality in Contemporary Art

6:30pm, 22 Jun 2023 | Free, booking essential

Organised by the MA Curating the Art Museum cohort, this year's museum debate 'Material Matters: Materiality in Contemporary Art' brings together artists, curators, art historians and conservators for a critical discussion on the role that materials ...

Abstract blue, red and yellow rectangular shapes intersecting

Artists in Conversation: Rasheed Araeen and Rana Begum

Monday 5th June, 18:00pm-19:00pm BST | Free, booking essential

The inaugural event of a new seminar series in curating will bring in conversation two leading contemporary artists based in London. It is organised on the occasion of the release of Rasheed Araeen’s book Islam and Modernism in which the artist takes...


A Nod of a Hat: Rooftops of Old Tehran

5:00pm, 5 Jun 2023 | Free, booking essential

In this talk, Ahmadreza Schricker, the principal of Architecture North (ASA North), discusses his newest project, the transformation of the abandoned Argo beer factory in downtown Tehran into a new museum, artist residency and cultural centre....

a screeshot from the video The Earth Turned Green
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Solar Wheels and other stories

6:00pm, 11 Mar 2024 | Free, booking essential

Shen Xin is an artist and storyteller who uses video, sound, installation and performance to tell ‘embodied stories’ about forms of inhabitance and dwelling – how we live with others in the places we are drawn to, settle in or claim as ours, as well ...

Courtauld Institute of Art Year Three PhD Symposium

Thursday 18th May, 10:30am-17:00pm BST and Friday 19th May 2023, 13:30-17:30pm BST | Free, booking essential

Spanning across two days, the symposium creates transnational and trans-geographic connections and reflects key concerns from across the discipline. Each panel, grouped through thematic and methodological concerns, engages with innovative approaches ...

Spring 2023

The Courtauld Gallery, What's on Highlights

After Hours

7:00pm, 12 Apr 2023 | £0.00 - £14.00

Join The Courtauld for an evening of culture after dark at our latest ‘After Hours’ event and celebrate our latest exhibition of new and recent works by Peter Doig....

Photograph showing two people standing on the ground against the end of a log which is three times their height. Another figure stands on top of a ladder leaning against the log end.


Photography, Archives and Ecologies in Anthropocenes

1:30pm, 10 Mar 2023 | Free, booking essential

Join Bergit Arends and others for this workshop considering the uses of historic archives of environments, particularly when coloniality and imperialism are embodied in collections of the natural world. ...

Poster made up of small black and white photographs of people, overlaid with the words 'Zerowork' in bold, white text

Images of class. Capturing a Protean Subject.

5:30pm, 24 Feb 2023 | Free, booking essential

Author, Jacopo Galimberti, along with Malcolm Bull and Marina Vishmidt, will discuss Galimberti's new book 'Images of Class. Operaismo, Autonomia and the Visual Arts (1962-1988)'...

After Hours

7:00pm, 15 Feb 2023 | £0.00 - £14.00

To celebrate our latest exhibition of new and recent works by Peter Doig – including paintings and works on paper created since the artist’s move from Trinidad to London in 2021 – this After Hours event will grant attendees the opportunity to make, h...

Autumn Semester 2022

Detail of a drawing depicting the torso and arms of a woman wearing a long dress
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Fuseli’s mutable bodies

6:00pm, 6 Dec 2022 | Free, booking essential

In the final lecture in the Frank Davis Memorial Lecture series, Martin Myrone considers Fuseli's portrayal of the body and considers the mutability of these portrayals. ...

Painting depicting the biblical story of Adam and Eve leaving the garden of Eden
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Textures of a New Eden

5:30pm, 5 Dec 2022 | Free, booking essential

Join Linda Freedman for this online talk about New Eden, mythology and redemption in nineteenth century America, and the reflection of these themes in art and literature. ...

Henry Fuseli, Woman in a Sculpture Gallery​ (1798)
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Open Courtauld Hour: The Modern Woman and Fuseli

5:30pm, 1 Dec 2022 | Free, booking essential

This special Open Courtauld Hour brings our exhibition, Fuseli and the Modern Woman: Fashion, Fantasy, Fetishism, to an online audience. The event, through the fragmentary information we have about sex work and sex workers at this time, will aim to i...

Henry Fuseli, Two courtesans in a theatre box, with fantastic hairstyles

Open Courtauld, Public Programmes, Research, The Courtauld Gallery

After Hours

7:00pm, 26 Oct 2022 | £0.00 - £13.00

Join The Courtauld for an evening of culture after dark at our latest ‘After Hours’ event! Connecting Fuseli and the Modern Woman: Fashion, Fantasy, Fetishism and The Courtauld’s rich history of textiles and fashion, this After Hours event will trans...

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Gallery Talks, Open Courtauld, Public Programmes, Research, The Courtauld Gallery

The Big Draw 2022

11:00am, 22 Oct 2022

This year, The Big Draw Festival #ComeBackToColour is a love letter to each other and the world around us. The theme encapsulates what we all hope will be a rediscovery of the vitality, health, care and vibrancy in everyone's lives after what has bee...

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Morgan Stanley Lates at Somerset House with The Courtauld

6:00pm, 19 Oct 2022 | Free for under 25s, booking required

The third Morgan Stanley Lates at Somerset House with The Courtauld event will take place on Weds 19 Oct, offering visitors the chance to see our latest temporary exhibitions, enjoy pop-up talks, and a range of other activities. ...

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Centre for American Art, Research

Howardena Pindell: New Perspectives

10:00am, 30 Sep 2022 | Free, booking essential

Join for a one day symposium at Kettle’s Yard. This day-long series of talks will explore the work of Howardena Pindell and her current exhibition A New Language. Speakers at the symposium will include Joan Kee, Helena Vilalta, Sarah Cowan, Naomi Bec...

Photograph of a woman suspended on a rope, swinging across a white room covered with black writing
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Centre for American Art, Research

Carolee Schneemann: Body Politics

9:45am, 9 Sep 2022 | Free, booking essential

Exploring her interdisciplinary approach, her engagement with and assessment of urgent political questions, her relationship to feminism, and her connections with wider artistic communities, this day-long symposium will consider Schneemann’s work and...