The Courtauld Gallery
The Courtauld Gallery London showcases French Post-Impressionist and Impressionist masterpiece paintings, drawings and sculptures along with other medieval artwork highlighting over 530 paintings and 26,000 drawings in total.
The Courtauld Gallery in London History
Founded in 1932, philanthropist and art collector Samuel Courtauld (who also started the gallery’s first collection) funded the Courtauld Gallery, starting with mostly French and post-impressionist art work after World War II, more works of art were added; the collection of Old Master art work being the most notable.
Open to the public since the year 1989, the Courtauld Gallery is home to the famous works of artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Robert Campin and Edgar Degas. Since then many additional art collections have been added to the gallery. The most recent being in 2004, with a stunning collection of over 50 watercolours was donated by Dorothy Scharf.
Along with the fascinating works of art that provide historical education, there are also activities you can engage in while at the gallery. You have the option of their 15-minute lunchtime discussions, where you will get a unique insight to the collections led students and researchers.
The gallery also hosts late night openings (traditional Persian dance, exhibition talks and craft workshops), as well as art history short courses. This program includes summer school, tours and lecture programs.
OPENING HOURS Daily 10am – 6pm (last admission 5.30pm) Late Openings until 9pm: Thursday 3 July and 14 August 2014
*Please note that Room 14 (20th century British Art) will be closed on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 May 2014. Paintings in this room include works by Wyndham Lewis, Ivon Hitchens, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, David Bomberg, Leon Kossof, Walter Sickert, and Vanessa Bell.
The Drawings and Prints Room can be visited by appointment only.
Closed 25 and 26 December. Last admission at 15.30 on 24 December.
Includes admission to permanent collection and exhibitions £6.
Includes admission to permanent collection and exhibitions £5.
Children under 18, students*, Friends of The Courtauld, registered free of charge.
For free admission you do not need to book in advance, however you will need to get a free ticket when you arrive from the Admissions Desk. During busy periods, you may need to line up.
*Upon production of a valid student card
Includes admission to permanent collection and exhibitions
*Visitors with disabilities can bring an escort free of charge
Admission is £3 all day on Mondays (including public holidays).
You may conveniently book your visit online Here http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/tickets/OnlineTickets_info.shtml
Tel: 020 7872 0220
For more information on the gallery, upcoming events and exhibitions:
Nearest Tube Station:Temple,Charing Cross,Embankment, Covent Garden, Waterloo Train: Waterloo, Charing Cross