Morgan Stanley Lates at Somerset House with The Courtauld

two people sitting in front of two of Peter Doig's painting in the Courtauld Gallery i The Morgan Stanley Exhibition: Peter Doig © Fergus Carmichael

For the first 2023 instalment of the Morgan Stanley Lates with Somerset House and The Courtauld series, visitors can experience another true site-wide takeover with exclusive live performances and experiences themed around current exhibitions. 

Taking place three times per year only – in April, June and the autumn– these special one-off nights out offer after-hours access and activities hosted by artists and curators, plus delicious food pop-ups and bars, and DJ sets to see you through the evening.

Join us on Weds 19 April to explore The Courtauld Gallery’s latest five-star temporary exhibition, The Morgan Stanley Exhibition: Peter Doig and our Arabian Nights Project Space display, either alone or guided by a curator available exclusively for this event.

Take part in an immersive drawing workshop surrounded by masterpieces in our LVMH Great Room, experience poetry performances by The Courtauld’s Decolonising Action Groups and listen to a special talk from contemporary rug producers Christopher Farr, Dr Darren Clarke of Charleston and Courtauld experts about working with artworks from The Courtauld’s collection of Omega Workshop designs.

All courtyard activities will be free of charge to everyone, whilst after-hours exhibition entry will also be free to those aged 25 and under. Activities inside exhibitions will incur any applicable exhibition entry fees on the evening.

There will be a range of activities across Somerset House on the evening including a new courtyard commission from the Mumbai based artist Jitish Kallat in his first major public commission in the UK. Daytimers, the collective at the heart of the re-emerging South Asian underground, will also present a takeover spotlighting and celebrating some of the most exciting South Asian poets operating in the scene right now, alongside showcasing live classical musicians.

Visit the Somerset House website for their full programme details.

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19 Apr 2023

18:00 - 22:00

Free for under 25s, booking required

Main Courtyard  Somerset House  The Courtauld Gallery 


Curator Tours 
18:30 – 18:40:  The Morgan Stanley Exhibition: Peter Doig
18:40 – 19:00: Drawing on Arabian Nights
19:10 – 19:20: The Morgan Stanley Exhibition: Peter Doig
19:30 – 19:50: Drawing on Arabian Nights

Poetry Performances by The Courtauld’s Decolonising Action Groups  
20:00 – 20:20: Peter Doig: Etchings for Derek Walcott
20:30 – 20:50: Peter Doig: Etchings for Derek Walcott

The life of the Bloomsbury Group: their art, textiles and rugs
18:30 – 19:30: The Art Café

The Bloomsbury Group included some of the 20th century’s most radical artists, writers and thinkers. Join us for this special talk to learn how contemporary rug producers Christopher Farr worked with original artworks from The Courtauld’s collection of Omega Workshops designs.

With Alexandra Gerstein (The Courtauld), Dr Darren Clarke (The Charleston Trust) and Matthew Bourne (Co-founder of Christopher Farr.)

20:00 – 21:00: Drop in-to an immersive drawing workshop in our LVMH Great Room. Performers and musicians will transport and inspire you through sound. Sit on the floor and draw from sounds and stories to create new works of art that encapsulate the artistic drive of our latest exhibitions. All materials will be included on arrival.

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