We are delighted to offer some very special events for Friends this autumn and winter both within the Courtauld Gallery and Hermitage Rooms and in connection with arts events elsewhere in London – all under the expert guidance of Courtauld faculty, curators or alumni.


David Teniers and the Theatre of Painting

Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery
Wednesday 1 November at 11am
Free Friends’ Guided Tour
Dr Caroline Campbell, Senior Curator of the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery and of this exhibition will take this special tour which is free to all Friends.

Pierre Klossowski

Whitechapel Gallery
Thursday 16 November at 9am
Tickets: £5 for Friends and £6 for non Friends Breakfast, Private View and Tour
Join Courtauld lecturer, Dr Sarah Wilson, for a tour of this new exhibition curated by Sarah at Whitechapel before the Gallery opens to the public. The event includes coffee, fruit and pastries in the Whitechapel Gallery Café.

Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery

Free Friends’ Welcome Tour of the Permanent Collection
Saturday 18 November at 11am
We are delighted to offer a free tour of the gems of the Courtauld’s collection by a Courtauld expert. We would particularly like to welcome new Friends, but of course, all Friends are welcome. If you are able to stay on for lunch in our cafe afterwards then please let us know when you book.


The Triumph of Eros: Art and Seduction in 18th Century France

Hermitage Rooms, Somerset House
Free Friends’ Guided Tour
Tuesday 5 December at 5pm
The lead curator of this sumptuous new exhibition, Dr Satish Padiyar, will lead a free guided tour exclusive to Friends.


Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art

Free Friends Tour and Wine Reception
Thursday 25 January at 6.30pm to 8.30pm
The Witt library is a celebrated collection of photographs, drawings and prints of western art covering the period 1200 to the present day. Please join Barbara Thompson, Witt Librarian, for a glass of wine and a fascinating evening tour of the library.



Friends’ events are popular, so please book early to avoid disappointment!
To book, please contact Pia Rainey, Friends Manager, on 0207 848 1448 or email friends@courtauld.ac.uk or download a booking form at www.courtauld.ac.uk/friends/events

To become a Friend

If you are not a Friend and would like to enjoy these events and other benefits please visit www.courtauld.ac.uk/friends, email friends@courtauld.ac.uk, or call 020 7848 1448.

Website calendar

For full details on Friends events visit www.courtauld.ac.uk/friends/events