The Courtauld Gallery will open its doors in November 2021 following the most significant modernisation project in its history, providing a transformed home for one of the UK’s greatest art collections.
The Courtauld’s much-loved permanent collection ranges from the Middle Ages to the 20th century and will be completely redisplayed and reinterpreted. These enhanced spaces will allow The Courtauld to give visitors greater insight into its collections, teaching and research and enable inspiring encounters with its great works of art.
Masterpieces such as Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and the most significant collection of works by Cézanne in the UK will be presented in The Courtauld Gallery’s spectacular Great Room, one of the largest spaces in Somerset House, alongside works by artists including Gauguin, Renoir, and Monet.
The new displays will reveal the quality and range of the collection like never before. The Blavatnik Fine Rooms, spanning the Piano Nobile across the whole of the second floor, will provide the stunning setting for a series of new displays of works from the Renaissance to the 18th century. Highlights include Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach the Elder, The Family of Jan Bruegel the Elder and The Descent From The Cross by Peter Paul Rubens, The Trinity with Saints altarpiece by Sandro Botticelli and Landscape with a flight into Egypt by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
A new space will be dedicated to The Courtauld’s important collection of Medieval and Early Renaissance paintings and decorative arts. Rooms devoted to 20th century art and the Bloomsbury Group will also showcase lesser-known areas of the collection through rotating displays.
More details about tickets will be announced later this year.