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The Courtauld Gallery

Home to one of the greatest art collections in the UK, The Courtauld Gallery is located in the magnificent historical setting of Somerset House. The Gallery is particularly known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and exciting programme of temporary exhibitions.

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The Courtauld Institute of Art is a research-led, independent College of the University of London, with one of the world鈥檚 most prestigious programmes of art history, curating, and conservation.

Forge a meaningful career in the professional art world and beyond. Applications are now open for 2024 entry!

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Frank Auerbach: The Charcoal Heads

Until 27 May 2024

鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽 “Incredible” – Time Out
鈽呪槄鈽呪槄 “One epic experience” – The Independent

FINAL WEEKS: Don’t miss your last chance to experience a聽major exhibition of hauntingly听产别补耻迟颈蹿耻濒,听濒补谤驳别-蝉肠补濒别听drawings by聽Frank Auerbach聽at The Courtauld Gallery. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to see early masterpieces by one of the world鈥檚 most celebrated living artists. Friends go free.聽

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What's On

Explore The Courtauld鈥檚 events, talks, exhibitions, lectures and courses. We welcome everyone with an interest in art and art history, from young people and families to academics and researchers.

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A painting of three women in conversation. The woman on the left leans into the other two in earnest discussion. They sit in front of an open window with a bouquet of flowers visible.

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Vanessa Bell: A Pioneer of Modern Art

25 May 鈥 6 Oct 2024聽

This display will be the first devoted to The Courtauld's significant collection of Vanessa Bell鈥檚 work, including her masterpiece A Conversation, and the bold, abstract textile designs she produced for the Omega Workshops....

Charcoal drawing of a man, Frank Auerbach, sitting slightly side-on to the viewer and staring at us with a stern expression. The background is roughly completed, and the face somewhat fragmented by the background.

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Frank Auerbach. The Charcoal Heads

9 Feb 鈥 27 May 2024

A remarkable group of large-scale drawings by Frank Auerbach is being presented together for the first time at The Courtauld Gallery....

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 - 1901), In a Private Dining Room (At the Rat Mort),

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Good Morning, Midnight

25 May 鈥 7 July 2024

This summer, iconic works from The Courtauld鈥檚 collection will be presented in dialogue with artworks from the David and Indr臈 Roberts Collection for the first time. Curated by The Courtauld鈥檚 2023-24 MA Curating the Art Museum students....

Applications for 2024 entry are open

We will be accepting applications for MA History of Art, Graduate Diploma in the History of Art, and MA Art History & Conservation of Buddhist Heritage.

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