january


Complimentary tickets for the Preview of the London Art Fair

TUESDAY 18 JANUARY 2011

6.00 – 9.00PM

Business Design Centre, Islington
For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle

London Art Fair presents over 100 galleries featuring the great names of 20th Century British art and exceptional contemporary work from leading figures and emerging talent.

London Art Fair would like to offer Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle members complimentary tickets for the Preview of the Fair. This is the perfect place to catch-up with members in the New Year, enjoy a glass of wine and receive a free Fair Guide, which you can collect at the Fair. 

www.londonartfair.co.uk





A Bar at the Folies-Bergère Manet, Edouard A Bar at the Folies-Bergère © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Manet and Meantime: An appreciation of Manet and beer!

THURSDAY 20 JANUARY

5.30 – 7.00PM

The Courtauld Gallery
For: Associates, Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle

Have you ever noticed the bottles of Bass beer in Edouard Manet’s iconic painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère at The Courtauld Gallery?  Have you ever wondered what they are doing there? Join Dr Barnaby Wright, Daniel Katz Curator of 20th Century Art, at a late afternoon talk in the gallery where he will unravel the layers of this fascinating painting. Following this, guests will be able to sample leading beers from award winning brewery, Meantime. Beer Historian Peter Haydon will provide the background information to the beers we will be enjoying and tell us more about the historic beers depicted in Manet’s painting. This will be fascinating and fun event to kick start your New Year and we do hope you can join us!



To find out more about award winning London brewery Meantime click here: http://meantimebrewing.com/



Join the world's most exclusive beer appreciation society, Meantime’s College Beer Club. Benefits include innovative beers delivered to your door every month, exciting events and offers. Samuel Courtauld Society members will receive an extra month of membership free!  www.collegebeerclub.com   




Vanessa Bell's painting

Bell, Vanessa Conversation © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London


Meet a Painting: A Conversation

TUESDAY 25 JANUARY

6.30-8.30PM

The Courtauld Gallery


For: Associates, Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle

Professor Lisa Tickner, who runs The Courtauld’s  MA on Modernism in Britain 1890-1970, talks about one of her favourite paintings in the collection - Vanessa Bell’s The Conversation. Lisa says “One of the things I like about the picture is it’s actually a rather unusual subject. We have three women engaged in what appears to be quite an animated conversation, without any narrative clues to suggest what it might be about. When Virginia Woolf saw it, she wrote to Bell (her sister): 'I think you are a most remarkable painter. But I maintain you are into the bargain, a satirist, a conveyor of impressions about human life: a short story writer of great wit and able to bring off a situation in a way that rouses my envy. I wonder if I could write the Three Women in prose.' “

FEBRUARY


Pre-Raphaelite watercolour Courtauld Institute of Art 2011 John Everett Millais The Parting of Ulysses (detail), c.1862 © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

curator's tour : Life, Legend, Landscape: Victorian Drawings and Watercolours

WEDNESDAY 16 FEBRUARY

6.00 – 6.30PM

The Courtauld Gallery
For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle

Be one of the first to see our spring exhibition which presents a rich selection of Victorian drawings and watercolours from The Courtauld Gallery’s collection, including striking works by the Pre-Raphaelites Rossetti, Millais and Burne-Jones. Dr Joanna Selborne, Curator of Prints, will give a talk and take you on a private tour of the exhibition.







evening reception: Life, Legend, Landscape: Victorian Drawings and Watercolours
WEDNESDAY 16 FEBRUARY

6.30 – 8.30PM

The Courtauld Gallery
For: Associates, Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle


The Chairman of the Board of Governors, Nicholas Ferguson, and Marït Rausing Director of The Courtauld, Professor Deborah Swallow, invite all Samuel Courtauld Society members to the Evening Reception of this beautiful exhibition.  



MARCH


Modern British Sculpture exhibits at Royal Academy
Artist Tour: Modern British Sculpture

WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH

8.30 – 10.00AM

The Royal Academy

For: Associates, Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle



Enjoy an early morning view, without the crowds, of Modern British Sculpture which is the first exhibition for 30 years to examine British sculpture of the twentieth century.

We are honoured to have sculptor Phillip King PPRA, whose work is featured in the exhibition, leading a tour exclusively for Samuel Courtauld Society members.





Francis Bacon painting Untitled (Crouching Figures) at The Courtauld Gallery
Francis Bacon Untitled (Crouching Figures), c.1952 © The Estate of Francis Bacon, courtesy of Faggionato Fine Arts, London

Meet a Painting: Francis Bacon’s Untitled (Crouching Figures)

WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH

6.30 – 8.00PM

The Courtauld Gallery
For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle

Francis Bacon’s Untitled (Crouching Figures), which is on loan to The Courtauld from the artist’s estate, is the subject of this evening’s special talk over drinks. Dr Barnaby Wright, Daniel Katz Curator of 20th Century Art, will explain why this is one of Bacon’s most important works from the early 1950s and also the fascinating link to Honoré Daumier’s painting Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, which is also on display .





Aaron Curry Pixelator (infinite Mask), 2008, © Thierry Bal and Zabludowicz Collection
Aaron Curry Pixelator (infinite Mask), 2008, © Thierry Bal and Zabludowicz Collection

Art Collection Visit: Anita and Poju Zabludowicz’s Contemporary Art Collection

TUESDAY 15 MARCH

6.308.00PM

176 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3PT
For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle


A private evening hosted by internationally renowned art collector Anita Zabludowicz at the 19th-century converted Methodist chapel that showcases her and her husband Poju Zabludowicz’s private art collection.  This collection is one of the first in the UK to focus on emerging artists on a global scale and which comprises over 1,000 works by more than 350 artists from 33 countries. Anita will talk about her collection and the current exhibition over drinks and canapés.



The Samuel Courtauld Society at TEFAF, Maastricht

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

5.00 – 9.00PM

TEFAF, Maastricht

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle

TEFAF Maastricht is the world’s leading fine art fair which offers a unique chance to view paintings from Bruegel to Bacon as well as objects reflecting 6,000 years of excellence in the applied arts.

For the second year in a row, The Courtauld is pleased to offer Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle members fair passes for the duration of the event. On Saturday 19 March from 5.00 to 7.00 pm, we will visit a range of stands in the fair which have connections to The Courtauld and speak with the gallerists about the works on view. 

Following the close of the fair, from 7.30 to 9.00, we will gather at the stunning Kruisherenhotel for a private reception with drinks and nibbles.  We are grateful to Patrons’ Circle members Julian Agnew and Sam Fogg for supporting this event.




Victorian Drawings and Watercolours at The Courtauld Gallery
Early Morning View: Life, Legend, Landscape: Victorian Drawings and Watercolours

Early Morning View: Life, Legend, Landscape: Victorian Drawings and Watercolours
TUESDAY 29 MARCH

8.30 – 10.00AM
The Courtauld Gallery

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle

An informal early morning view of this beautiful exhibition with a talk by Dr Joanna Selborne, Curator of Prints. Refreshments in the cafe. A splendid way to start your day!



april


Mystery door!


Private Art Collection Visit

TUESDAY 5 APRIL
6.30 – 8.00PM
For: Director’s Circle

One of the benefits of being a Director's Circle member is receiving invitations to visit private art collections of Courtauld supporters. This particular visit features a stunning 20th century art collection in a central London home. Full details about this event will be mailed to members.











Courtauld Expert Tour: Food and Art Walk

FRIDAY 15 APRIL
2.00 – 4.40PM

Starting at Southwark Cathedral

For: Associates, Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle



Our walking tour with Janine Catalano (MA 2007), specialist in the use of food in modern art, highlights two great landmarks on the South Bank: Borough Market and Tate Modern. At Borough Market we explore the tremendous variety of food, while paying close attention to the artistry of the cuisine and aesthetics of display. Tate Modern then presents us with an entirely different medium and we will focus on several of Tate’s paintings of food to consider similar issues of presentation and consumption. We will finish the tour on a high note with afternoon tea in Tate’s top floor restaurant, taking in the magnificent London views.





Courtauld Exp
ert Tour: Miró

MONDAY 18 APRIL
8.30 – 10AM

Tate Modern

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle



Joan Miró's works come to London in the first major retrospective in the UK for nearly 50 years. Renowned as one of the greatest Surrealist painters, filling his paintings with luxuriant colour, Miró worked in a rich variety of styles. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy more than 150 paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints from moments across the six decades of his extraordinary career. This is a must-see exhibition for 2011 and Patrons' Circle and Director’s Circle members have the chance to view it privately with a Tate curator and Courtauld experts. Members can enjoy a light breakfast before the tour.



may


New York skyline
Director’s Circle Art Experience: New York

FRIDAY 6 and SATURDAY 7 MAY

New York

For: Director’s Circle



The Courtauld and New York's art world are closely linked and Professor Deborah Swallow highlights this by hosting a rich programme of events in Manhattan over two days, including visits to private art collections, after hours gallery receptions and tours, and meetings with esteemed Courtauld alumni and key players on the New York art scene. Please contact Kate Knight (details below) to find out more and how to take part in this vibrant visit!




Courtauld Expert Tour: East End Gallery Walk

SATURDAY 7 MAY
11.00AM – 4.00PM

London’s East End

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle


With more than 180 galleries in the area, London’s East End is a great place to visit for art. Courtauld alumnus, Henry Little (MA 2009), will take members to six leading East London galleries (and a well deserved stop for lunch!), meeting key figures on this cutting-edge art scene. This event has been jointly organised with the Contemporary Art Society.



Katharine Lockett Courtauld Paper Conservator
Behind the Scenes: Paper Conservation at the courtauld
WEDNESDAY 11 MAY
11.00AM – 1.00PM

The Courtauld Institute of Art

For: Associates, Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle



Meet Katharine Lockett, Paper Conservator at The Courtauld, whose post is funded by the Friends of The Courtauld, on a rare visit to our paper conservation studio. See the fascinating process of conserving important works on paper as Katharine prepares for The Courtauld’s Toulouse Lautrec exhibition. There will be a light lunch for guests following this event.



Courtauld Conservation Department Event
Behind the Scenes: Conservation of easel paintings

MONDAY 16 MAY

6.30 – 8.00PM

The Courtauld Institute of Art

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle


Back by popular demand, we are delighted to offer this special behind-the-scenes tour of The Courtauld’s Conservation and Technology Department. During the visit you will see some of the paintings currently being conserved, meet the Conservation of Easel Paintings students and learn about the fascinating work of the department from Dr Aviva Burnstock, Head of Conservation and Technology, and her team.  The tour will be followed by a drinks reception.




Malplaquet House
ART Collection visit: Malplaquet House, home of Tim Knox and Todd Longstaffe-Gowan

THURSDAY 19 MAY

6.30 – 8.00PM

Malplaquet House, Stepney

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle


Tim Knox, Courtauld alumnus and Director of Sir John Soane’s Museum, and his partner renowned landscape architect, Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, open up their amazing home in East London to Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle members. Built in 1740 for a wealthy merchant, the 20 plus room mansion survived the Blitz and being chopped up into various shop spaces before being rescued by the Spitalfields Trust from demolition. Malplaquet House now serves as a setting for Tim and Todd's idiosyncratic collections, which ranges from portraits by Van Dyck and Gainsborough, and English and continental sculpture, to a Great Auk’s egg. This tour gives exclusive, rarely-granted access to one of the strangest and most distinctive historic residences in London. 



Courtauld Family Event

SATURDAY 21 MAY

2.00 – 4.00PM

The Courtauld Gallery
For: Associates, Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle



We are delighted to welcome Samuel Courtauld Society members’ children (aged 4-10 years) or children of friends and family for an afternoon of creative activities at The Courtauld. This time we will explore the reoccurring themes of water, rivers and sea in the 20th Century paintings in our collection looking at artists such as Matisse, Vlaminck and Braque. The group will then get their inspiration from the River Thames for some art activities on the river terrace of Somerset House, weather permitting of course! The event will finish with a special tea party.




Private reception: David Landau and Marie-Rose Kahane

WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE
6.00 – 8.00PM

San Marco, Venice

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle


Courtauld Governing Board member David Landau and his wife Marie-Rose Kahane will generously be opening their home in San Marco for Courtauld supporters and alumni on the occasion of the Venice Biennale.  Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle members are warmly invited to gather in their stunning palazzo on the Grand Canal, surrounded by their wonderful art collection, for drinks and conversation.  Do join us for what will be a fantastic way to start to the Biennale festivities. We are also planning other events in Venice in the days following this reception involving Courtauld staff, students and alumni. Please contact Kate Knight (details below) for further details.   



painting
Edouard ManetAmazon© Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Director’s Circle Art Experience: Paris  

FRIDAY 10 JUNE

For: Director’s Circle



Join Professor Deborah Swallow and a small group of Director’s Circle members on what promises to be a fascinating away-day in Paris. Courtauld Emeritus Professor John House will be our esteemed tour guide for the day, starting with an early morning private viewing of blockbuster exhibition Manet the Man who Invented Modern Art at the Musée d’Orsay and then going off the beaten track to visit the Musée Marmottan Monet Museum.  For lovers of impressionism and post-impressionism this day trip is simply not to be missed! Please contact Kate Knight (details below) to find out more and how to be part of this very special day trip.



Jane Avril by Toulouse Lautrec at The Courtauld Gallery

Champagne Preview: Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril: Beyond the Moulin Rouge

WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE
5.30 – 6.30PM

The Courtauld Gallery

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle

Dr Nancy Ireson, curator of our summer exhibition, will give a private talk to Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle members and exhibition supporters prior to the main Private View.

Jane Avril was not only an emblematic figure in Toulouse-Lautrec’s world of artists, dancers, cabaret actors, musicians and courtesans, she was also one of his closest friends.

This exhibition is the first to celebrate their important creative collaboration. It examines Avril as a private individual, looks at the staging of her public identity and reveals the range of Lautrec’s responses to his muse: Their remarkable creative partnership captured the excitement and spectacle of bohemian Paris.


Jane Avril by Toulouse Lautrec at The Courtauld Gallery

Private View: Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril: Beyond the Moulin Rouge

WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE
6.30 – 8.30PM

The Courtauld Gallery

For: Associates, Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle



The Chairman of the Board of Governors, Nicholas Ferguson, and Marït Rausing Director of The Courtauld, Professor Deborah Swallow, invite all Samuel Courtauld Society members to the Private View of this unique and spectacular exhibition.  



Toulouse Lautrec poster at The Courtauld Gallery

Director’s Breakfast: Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril: Beyond the Moulin Rouge

TUESDAY 5 JULY

8.00-9.30AM

The Courtauld Gallery

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle

 

Enjoy a beautiful seated breakfast in The Courtauld Gallery followed by an exclusive viewing of Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril: Beyond the Moulin Rouge hosted by Professor Deborah Swallow with an introductory talk by Dr Nancy Ireson, curator of this exhibition.




 

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