The Bloomsbury Effect display announced at Wolverhampton Art Gallery
We are delighted to partner with Wolverhampton Art Gallery on a new display, The Bloomsbury Effect, which opens on 14 December until 16 February 2020.
The Bloomsbury Effect is a special display of three early 20th century British paintings from the Courtauld collection by leading figures of the Bloomsbury Group and one of their avant-garde contemporaries.
It includes Still Life at the Window by Vanessa Bell (1923), Self Portrait by Roger Fry (1928), and Blackfriars Bridge, London (1927) by C.R.W. Nevinson.
The display features in the Wolverhampton Society of Artists (WSA) Centenary exhibition, and our partnership with Wolverhampton Art Gallery will help to highlight the importance of the connection between Wolverhampton and The Courtauld, as the city played a key role in the success of the Courtaulds company.
The construction of the rayon-producing plant at Dunstall, Wolverhampton, in 1925-1926, was one of the largest factories in the Courtaulds group and represented the company’s more general expansion into several areas of the country. It also brought a new kind of industry to the town.
City of Wolverhampton Council Manager: Arts and Culture, Marguerite Nugent, said: ‘Wolverhampton has had major involvement with the art and industrial movement and this exhibition connects both. The Courtauld is a world class institute and we are privileged to have these works on loan.”
Barnaby Wright, Deputy Head of The Courtauld Gallery, said: “We are thrilled to take forward our partnership with Wolverhampton Art Gallery with the loan of three exceptional works and to provide an opportunity for the Wolverhampton community to experience and enjoy these remarkable modern paintings from The Courtauld Gallery’s collection.”
The Bloomsbury Effect
14 December 2019 – 16 February 2020
Admission is free.