Courtauld Gallery

Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN
Admission: GBP 7
(£8,50 with the temporary exhibition)
Wheelchair Access
Recommended
 

Opening Times

Monday: 1000 - 1800
Tuesday: 1000 - 1800
Wednesday: 1000 - 1800
Thursday: 1000 - 1800
Friday: 1000 - 1800
Saturday: 1000 - 1800
Sunday: 1000 - 1800
Closed 25 and 26 December. There are some late nights until 9 pm check their calendar.
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Tube : Temple (District line), Charing Cross (Northern & Bakerloo line), Waterloo (Northern, Jubilee & Bakerloo line).

Located in Somerset House, a large Neoclassical building, the gallery is in the heart of The Courtauld Institute of Art, one of the world’s leading centres for the study of art history and conservation. Indeed, the Courtauld hosts an amazing collection of European Art, formed largely through donations and bequests. It includes paintings, drawings, sculptures and other works from medieval to modern times. In total, the collection contains some 530 paintings and over 26,000 drawings and prints.

The Courtauld Institute was founded in 1932 through the philanthropic efforts of the industrialist and art collector Samuel Courtauld, the diplomat and collector Lord Lee of Fareham, and the art historian Sir Robert Witt. The collection is perhaps best known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including works by Monet, Manet, van Gogh, Gauguin, Degas and Cézanne.

The Gallery houses also a splendid array of gothic and medieval paintings as well as Renaissance masterpieces by artists such as Cranach and Brueghel. Baroque highlights include an extensive display of iconic paintings by Rubens. The displays extend into the 20th century with works by Modigliani, Matisse, Kandinsky and the Bloomsbury group, alongside masterpieces of German Expressionism and modern British art.

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Past exhibitions at Courtauld Gallery - now closed:
Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat 17th Sep 2015 - 17th Jan 2016
Egon Schiele: the radical nude 23rd Oct 2014 - 18th Jan 2015
Goya: the witches and old women album 26th Feb 2015 - 25th May 2015
Richard Serra : drawings for the Courtauld 19th Sep 2013 - 12th Jan 2014
The young Dürer : drawing the figure 17th Oct 2013 - 12th Jan 2014
Unfinished... works from the Courtauld Gallery 18th Jun 2015 - 20th Sep 2015
Unseen, Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery 15th Jan 2015 - 29th Mar 2015