Gallery Tours

Artist self-portrait wearing a blue hat and green coat with bandaged ear
Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld

Tours are available on Monday/Wednesday/Thursday
Timeslots for learning group Gallery Tours: 10.30/1.30/3.30

Our gallery tours are a perfect introduction to the gallery and how art history can be relevant to our lives today. Led by specialist educators they encourage close looking and lively discussion and are based in our gallery. They can build confidence in your students to share their thoughts and ideas.

  • Cross-curricular – open to all subject areas
  • Minimum 10 students per session. Groups of more than 15 will be divided into two groups for their session
  • Advance booking is required (4 weeks)

Our Gallery Tour Themes

Argenteuil’s townscape can be recognised in the background, the flamboyant autumn colours and the effect of light and wind on water. The fluttering orange leaves contrast with the blue water, rendered as thick parallel lines.

Art and Impressionism

The Courtauld has a unique collection of Impressionist paintings. Discover what was happening in Europe at the time that lead to this innovation in the creative arts...