Exhibition Events



Frank auerbach:
London building sites 1952–62

Wed 21 October, 2 December 2009 and 6 January 2010

17.15 – 18.00

These exhibition talks are followed by a drinks reception and further discussion.

Free with admission

Somerset House at night

Thurs 22 Oct and 19 Nov 2009: until 21.00

Stay late and enjoy the exhibition, talks and music as well as delicious refreshments. Find out more about the Late Night Openings


Special 2 for 1 Lates offer: bring a friend for free from 18.00 (second person free with purchaseof one full price admission ticket)


Photograph of Shell Building Site
Fri 23 October, 6 November, 20 November, 4 December,
18 December 2009 and 15 January 2010, 13.15 – 13.30

Students from The Courtauld Institute of Art talk about different aspects of the exhibition.

Free with admission

Visitors looking at a painting by Kandinsky

Every Sunday 18 October 2009 – 17 January 2010,

15.00 –15.45 (except for 27 Dec 2009)

Highlights of the exhibition and related works from the collection are presented by research students from The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Free with admission

Frank Auerbach Study for Shell Building Site from the Festival Hall, c.1958 © The Artist, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

10 January 2010, 15.00–15.45

Free with admission, limited seating available on a first come first served basis

Frank Auerbach: To the Studio
Wed 11 Nov 2009, 19.00

This documentary offers unique access to the artist's studio and fascinating insights into Auerbach's artistic world.
With an introduction by the film's producer Jake Auerbach.

Free, booking essential: joff.whitten@courtauld.ac.uk, Tel. 020 7848 2705

Frank Auerbach Summer Building Site, 1952. Private collection © The Artist, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

Art in the Post-War World: Frank Auerbach and his Contemporaries

Sat 5 December 2009, 10.00–15.00

Join us to explore how Frank Auerbach and other major artists of his generation responded artistically to the challenges and possibilities of post-war Britain.

£35 (concessions £30)

Advance booking necessary: Tel. 020 7848 1058

School class in The Courtauld Gallery

Thursday 29 October 2009, 17.15 – 18.30

Join us for a curator’s talk in the exhibition and find out about The Courtauld Gallery’s schools programme. Teachers will receive a free resource pack.

Booking essential: joff.whitten@courtauld.ac.uk

Tel. 020 7848 2705

Free entry for state registered teachers

School class in The Courtauld Gallery

The Courtauld Gallery Public Programmes offer a wide variety of workshops, tours and self-guided resources for schools and college groups.

For further information or to make a booking, contact education@courtauld.ac.uk or call 020 7848 1058.