Following a three-year renovation project, visitors are able to see masterpieces from The Courtauld’s collection, ranging from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century, completely redisplayed and reinterpreted across elegantly refurbished galleries, revealing the quality and range of the collection like never before.
The collection includes paintings, drawings, prints sculpture and decorative arts ranging from the medieval period to the present day. The Courtauld’s renowned collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces, including Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1882), Van Gogh’s Self- Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889), and the most significant collection of works by Cézanne in the UK are presented in the spectacular, newly restored LVMH Great Room, London’s oldest purpose-built exhibition space.
The Blavatnik Fine Rooms, spanning the second floor, provide the stunning setting for a series of new displays of works from the Renaissance to the 18th century. Highlights include Botticelli’s large-scale The Trinity with Saints, unveiled after a three-year conservation project, and The Courtauld’s celebrated collection of works by Peter Paul Rubens.
A new gallery has been created on the first floor to present The Courtauld’s important collection of paintings and decorative arts from the Medieval and Early Renaissance periods, including fine examples of Islamic metalwork, alongside works from Italy and Northern Europe. In addition, The Courtauld’s significant collection of works by the Bloomsbury Group have been given a dedicated space in the Gallery, showcasing the group’s radical designs for furniture, ceramics and textiles alongside paintings and drawings by important Bloomsbury artists, including Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.
Two brand new galleries on the top floor provide a beautiful new home for The Courtauld’s acclaimed programme of temporary exhibitions, sharing new insights into the work of significant artists past and present.
The Gallery’s activities offer something for everyone, whatever their level of knowledge. They draw on The Courtauld’s position as a leading international centre for teaching and research in art history, conservation and curating. From school visits and family events, to curator-led talks and short courses exploring fascinating themes in art, The Courtauld encourages everyone to enjoy and engage with art and its histories.
Under-18s and students can access the permanent collection for free, and other concessions are available.
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Now located in the atmospheric vaulted space beneath the building, The Courtauld Shop offers a unique retail experience for lovers of art and design. Alongside prints and postcards of much-loved artworks from The Courtauld collection, discover an exclusive range of homewares, fashion, and gifts sourced from independent creators across the UK. Whether you’re looking for a memento of your visit, a gift for a loved one, a statement piece for your home, or a limited edition, you will find something to suit your taste and budget in the shop.