i Charles Cooper Henderson, Passenger coach-and-four, travelling at a fast trot, , The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld

Study Tours in-person

2022 sees a return of our sought-after Study tours in person, which are celebrated for their scholarly excellence, conviviality and small group size.

Like our online Tours, these visits at home and abroad seek to embed the artistic and architectural treasures of their destinations in deep historical and cultural contexts. They include, along with our lecturers’ expert tuition in museums, galleries, and churches also sessions in a classroom on site, or the provision of a pre-recorded lecture, along with ample pre-course reading on the VLE to deepen the learning experience.  Travel and accommodation is not included and participants are fee to make their own arrangements.

Munich Moderns

Dr Niccola Shearman and Maria Mehlstäubl-Truman
Wednesday 7 – Friday 9 September
£435

This tour rediscovers Munich as a cosmopolitan centre of modern art, and also reflects on the events that led to it becoming the grave of so much creative energy.  We shall take in the unrivalled collections of Expressionist art at the Lenbachhaus, the varied holdings of 1920s to post-war avant-garde art at the Pinakothek der Moderne, and one stunning destination in the Bavarian countryside: either the artists’ town of Murnau or Museum Buchheim on the shore of Lake Starnberg.  We end with an exploration of some of the architectural relics of Hitler’s sinister manipulation of culture –  a walk around the ceremonial parade ground of Königsplatz and a visit to Haus der Kunst, which originated as a fascist temple to ‘Great German Art’.

This course is currently full. If you would like to join the waiting list, please still submit a request using the booking form and we will be in touch if a place becomes available.

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i Wassily Kandinsky, Ludwigskirche in Munich, 1908, the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection on loan at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

The Courtauld at Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano

“Love Conquers All”: Art and Eros in Early Modern Italy

NEW

Dr Paolo Alei
Wednesday 19 – Saturday 22 October
£585

The Courtauld’s Short Courses are delighted to announce a pioneering collaboration with the beautiful, still privately owned Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano.   Led by the castle’s curator, and Rome-based art historian Dr Paolo Alei, this tour explores various aspects of love and gender in Italian culture from c. 1350 to 1650.  Over two days in the salons and gardens of the magnificent castle, and two further days on site in Rome, this course will consider the visual artistic as well as poetic and social aspects of the theme in a way that pays attention to contemporary treatises, poetry, painting and sculpture.

This course is currently full. If you would like to join the waiting list, please still submit a request using the booking form and we will be in touch if a place becomes available.

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i Castello Odescalchi, Bracciano, Italy. Photo: © Fabio Baroni

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