JANUARY 2012

 


Courtauld Expert Tour: Leonardo Da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan

MONDAY 9 JANUARY 2012

9 - 10 AM

National Gallery

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle


Courtauld Lecturer and alumnus, Dr Scott Nethersole (BA 1999, MA 2000), and Per Rumberg (MA 2007, PhD Candidate and former Friends Scholar), Pidem Curatorial Assistant at The National Gallery, are contributing curators to major upcoming exhibition Leonardo Da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan. This show at the National Gallery concentrates on the work Leonardo produced as court painter to Duke Lodovico Sforza in Milan in the late 1480s and 1490s.



Please email Kate Knight to register your interest and to hear more about the plans.




CONSERVATION AT THE COURTAULD: Celebrating the newly-conserved masterpiece, cain slaying able, by sir peter paul rubens

TUESDAY 31 JANUARY
6.30 – 8.30 PM

The Courtauld Gallery

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle


Our newly-conserved masterpiece Cain Slaying Abel by Rubens will go back on public display in the Gallery, from Wednesday, 1st February 2012. This magnificent painting, widely considered to be one of the most important works in the Gallery’s world-class collection of works by Rubens, has been restored as part of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) Art Conservation Programme. Be one of the first to see it in all its beauty at this special event in the Courtauld Gallery hosted by BofAML.




FEBRUARY

 


Courtauld Expert Tour: ROYAL MANUSCRIPTS, THE GENIUS OF ILLUMINATION  

TUESDAY 2 FEBRUARY

8.30 – 10AM

British Library

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle

“The British Library's Royal Manuscripts brings ancient illustrated manuscripts back to shimmering, captivating life” reviews The Telegraph about this critically and publically acclaimed exhibition. We are delighted to offer Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle members the exclusive opportunity to see this exquisite show with two of the Assistant Curators, both alumni of the Courtauld, Kathleen Doyle (MA 2000, PhD 2005) and Scot McKendrick (PhD 1988). There will be tea, coffee and pastries served from 8.30-9am and the hour long tour commences at 9am, before the British Library is open to the public.



 


CHAMPAGNE PREVIEW: MONDRIAN || NICHOLSON: IN PARRALLEL

WEDNESDAY 15 FEBRUARY

5.30 - 6.30 PM

The Courtauld Gallery

For: Patron's Circle and Director's Circle

 

The story of the creative relationship between Piet Mondrian and Ben Nicholson is largely untold yet, during the 1930s, their work was profoundly connected. Their friendship culminated with Mondrian moving to London in 1938, at Nicholson’s invitation, where the two worked in neighbouring Hampstead studios.

This exhibition brings together an extraordinary group of paintings and reliefs to show how each artist was driven by a profound belief in the potential of abstract art to attain the highest aesthetic and spiritual power.
There will be a champagne reception from 5.30-5.50pm celebrating this important exhibition, followed by a talk and tour led by the Courtauld’s Professor Christopher Green, and Dr Barnaby Wright, Daniel Katz Curator of 20th Century Art, who both curated the show, from 5.50-6.30pm.




 


PRIVATE VIEW: MONdRIAN || NICHOLSON: IN PARRALLEL

WEDNESDAY 15 FEBRUARY

6.30 – 8.30 PM

Speeches at 7.15 PM

The Courtauld Gallery

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

 

All Samuel Courtauld Society members are cordially invited by the Chairman, Board of Governors and the Märit Rausing Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art to the Private View of Mondrian || Nicholson: In Parallel.



 

COURTAULD EXPERT TOUR: van dyck in sicily: paintings and the plague, 1624 - 25

THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY

9 – 10.30 AM

The Dulwich Picture Gallery

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle

Join Courtauld alumnus and Curator of this special exhibition on Van Dyck, Xavier Salomon (BA 2000, MA 2001, PhD 2005), at a private early morning tour. This will be the first exhibition to focus on Van Dyck's work in Palermo just as the plague began to devastate Sicily.




COURTAULD EXPERT TOUR: LUCIAN FREUD: DRAWINGS

WEDNESDAY 22 FEBRUARY

5.30 – 6.30 PM

Blain | Southern Gallery, 6 Hill Street, London

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

 

In February 2012 Blain | Southern will present the most comprehensive survey of works on paper by Lucian Freud (1922 – 2011). Beginning in the 1940s and spanning the artist’s career, Lucian Freud: Drawings brings together more than 100 works, many of which have never been shown in public before. Curator William Feaver who presented Freud’s acclaimed retrospectives at Tate Britain, London (2002), worked with the artist for the last five years of his life until his death last year, to realise this exhibition.
We are delighted that William will be providing a special talk about Freud and these important works at a private champagne reception exclusively for members.





Courtauld Expert Tour: Turner AND THE ELEMENTS

SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY

11.30 AM – 2.30 PM

Turner Contemporary, Margate

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

 

The Courtauld is delighted to host a visit to Turner Contemporary, one of Britain’s newest and most discussed centres for the arts.
We will be privileged to receive a talk from the Director of Turner Contemporary, Victoria Pomery. This will be followed by a tour of the highly anticipated show Turner and the Elements. Join other members after the tour for lunch in the gallery’s acclaimed café, with spectacular views across the bay. With Margate now even quicker to get to – just one hour and a half from St Pancras – there is nothing stopping members from joining this wonderful event.



march



PRIVATE ART COLLECTION VISIT

THURSDAY 1 MARCH

6.30 8PM

West London

For: Director’s Circle

 

Exclusively for Director’s Circle members, this is a rare opportunity to see an astonishing private art collection. It is one of the most important collections of Old Master paintings formed in the last 25 years in the UK, with particular emphasis on Italian mannerist paintings. With recent additions from the 19th century including Corot, Delacroix and Turner. Complimented by an important collection of Modern British paintings from William Nicholson to Franck Auerbach.






DIRECTOR'S BREAKFAST: Mondrian || nicholson: in parrallel
WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH

8 - 9.30 AM

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


Professor Deborah Swallow warmly invites Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle members to a seated breakfast in the Courtauld Gallery’s fine rooms, followed by a tour led by Professor Christopher Green and Dr Barnaby Wright, curators of Mondrian || Nicholson: In Parallel.




THE COURTAULD AT TEFAF MAASTRICHT

SATURDAY 17 MARCH

5 - 9 PM

TEFAF, Maastricht

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle


Samuel Courtauld Society members join alumni for a fascinating highlight tour of the world’s most important Old Masters art fair, TEFAF Maastricht, where the group will visit six high profile galleries. Following the close of the fair, from 7.30 to 9.00pm, we will gather at the stunning Kruisherenhotel for a private drinks reception, generously sponsored by Patrons’ Circle members Julian Agnew and Sam Fogg.





courtauld artist Tour with jeremy deller: joy in people

WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH

9 - 10.30 AM

Hayward Gallery

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle


Jeremy Deller is one of the Courtauld’s most prominent graduates. As a hugely influential artist for much of the past two decades, the Turner Prize-winning Deller has helped to rewrite the rules of contemporary art in many respects.
This mid-career survey – the first in the artist’s career – provides a fresh overview of his multifaceted work and incorporates almost all of his major works to date including installations, photographs, videos, posters, banners, performance works and sound pieces.
We are truly privileged that on this occasion Jeremy himself will be leading a group of members and fellow alumni around the exhibition on an early morning tour, giving insights into the works’ conception and creation along with one of the show’s curators, Charu Vallabhbhai.


APRIL



Courtauld Expert Tour: VICTORIAN OXFORD, WITH DR AYLA LEPINE

SATURDAY 14 APRIL

10 AM – 4 PM

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



Join Victorian art and architecture expert Dr Ayla Lepine for an eye-opening day out in Oxford. We will explore the Prints and Drawings Room at the Ashmoleon Museum, tour landmarks such as Christ Church Cathedral, Exeter College Chapel, and have a private view of the Pre-Raphaelite murals at the Oxford Union. A fascinating day with an exceptional lecturer – simply not to be missed.



SAMUEL COURTAULD SOCIETY  FAMILY DAY

SATURDAY 21 APRIL

2 – 4 PM

The Courtauld Gallery

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


Join us for a fun and fabulous day of art games and make abstract art works inspired by Piet Mondrian and Ben Nicholson. The day will be run by one of the Courtauld’s experienced artist educators and is suitable for children aged between 4-10 years. A special tea party will conclude this enjoyable family event.


 


Courtauld BEHIND THE SCENES: MASTER DRAWINGS IN THE PRINTS AND DRAWINGS ROOM

MONDAY 23 APRIL

6.30 - 8 PM

The Courtauld Institute of Art

For: Director’s Circle

To appreciate the master drawings from the Courtauld’s collection up close is always a privilege and this occasion will be no exception. Dr Stephanie Buck, Curator of Drawings, will unveil some of the masterpieces which will be going into the Courtauld’s major summer exhibition, Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from The Courtauld Gallery, and a small group will see treasures by artists such as Michelangelo, Rubens and Picasso. A champagne reception will follow.



 


PICASSO, MATISSE AND 20TH CENTURY ART ON THE CôTE D'AZUR WITH PROFESSOR CHRIS GREEN

FRIDAY 27 - SUNDAY 29 APRIL

For: Associates, Patron's Circle and Director's Circle

 

The tour offers the opportunity to bring together the pleasures of the modern Côte d’Azur with the revitalizing force of great modern art by Picasso, Matisse and other important 20th century artists, and at a time of year when Antibes and Nice are at their most irresistible. A real gem of the programme will be to see Modern Antiquity: Picasso, de Chirico, Léger, and Picabia, which tour lecturer Professor Chris Green curated, at the Picasso Museum, overlooking the breath-taking Bay of Antibes.

For the full programme and costs please contact Kate Knight.





COURTAULD EXPERT TOUR: NORWICH CATHEDRAL AND THE SAINSBURY CENTRE

SATURDAY 28 APRIL

12 – 4 PM

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

 

The Courtauld's first trip to Norwich will provide an expert look at two of its most beloved landmarks: Norwich Cathedral and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Professor Eric Fernie (PGDip 1963), former Director of the Courtauld and leading historian on medieval architecture, will lead a very special tour of Norwich Cathedral. Following this, we will be greeted by the Sainsbury Centre’s Director and alumnus, Paul Greenhalgh (MA 1980), who will tell us all about the Centre and we will then have the opportunity to explore some of its treasures.



MAY



Courtauld Expert Tour: PICASSO AND MODERN BRITISH ART

TUESDAY 8 MAY

8.30 – 10AM

Tate Britain

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle


A major new exhibition at Tate Britain, Picasso and Modern British Art explores his extensive legacy and influence on British art, how this played a role in the acceptance of modern art in Britain, alongside the fascinating story of Picasso’s lifelong connections to and affection for this country. Hotly anticipated to be a blockbuster London show of 2012, we are thrilled to have organised a private tour especially for Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle members before the exhibition opens to the public, at a breakfast viewing followed by a curator-led tour.



 


courtauld reception and musical evening: fenton house, hampstead

THURSDAY 17 MAY

6.30 - 8.30 PM

Fenton House, Hampstead

For: Associates, Patron's Circle and Director's Circle

 

Described by Country Life as ‘London’s most enchanting country house’, Fenton was built in 1686 and remains virtually unchanged. Opened exclusively for Samuel Courtauld Society members and alumni after hours, it is home to a range of first-rate collections: fine porcelain, historic furniture and decorative needlework; works of art by the Camden Town Group, including Duncan Grant and Walter Sickert; and Europe’s most impressive collection of early keyboard instruments.
After a drinks reception and introduction by Custodian Joseph Watson in their beautiful gardens (weather permitting!), guests will tour the house and enjoy the evocative sound of historical instruments being played by experts in situ, a unique experience that is not to be missed.




 


DALI DINNER AND OVERNIGHT STAY AT WEST DEAN, CHICHESTER

SATURDAY 26 - SUNDAY 27 MAY

For: Director’s Circle

 

Director’s Circle members are invited to an exclusive experience at the West Dean estate of Edward James, one of the most prolific collectors of the 20th century.

Spend Saturday afternoon exploring the private archives and mansion of the West Dean Estate with its Director, Courtauld alumna Sharon-Michi Kusonoki, and Courtauld Professor Christopher Green.

In the evening, dine on an unforgettable annotated Dali Dinner in James’ private dining rooms, inspired by the legendary Spanish surrealist, and designed by food and art historian Janine Catalano, who will be your guide through this specially-crafted feast.

Retire afterwards to one of the private bedrooms in the estate to cap off a day of decadence.

For more information and costs, please contact Kate Knight.




JUNE



Courtauld Expert Tour: DR. SATISH PADIYAR ON FRAGONARD

MONDAY 11 JUNE

6 – 7.30 PM

Wallace Collection

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle


The sumptuous Hertford House will be open exclusively for Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle members on this evening for you to hear the Courtauld's French 18th century art expert, Dr Satish Padiyar, give a lively talk on Fragonard’s masterpiece The Swing and other celebrated French paintings from the Wallace Collection. The evening will also include a drinks reception.



 

CHAMPAGNE PREVIEW: MATEGNA TO MATISSE: MASTER DRAWINGS FROM THE COURTAULD GALLERY 

WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE

5.30 - 6.30 PM

The Courtauld Gallery

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle


The Courtauld’s summer exhibition celebrates the art of drawing and offers a unique opportunity to enjoy some of the very greatest works from the Courtauld’s famous collection. The selection ranges from Renaissance masterpieces by artists such as Mantegna, Dürer, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, to works by Rembrandt, Cézanne, Van Gogh and Matisse. Dr Stephanie Buck, Curator of Drawings and this exhibition, will lead a guided tour of this stunning show after a champagne reception.



PRIVATE VIEW: MANTEGNA TO MATISSE: MASTER DRAWINGS FROM THE COURTAULD GALLERY

WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE

6.30 - 8.30 PM

The Courtauld Institute of Art

For: Associates, Patron's Circle and Director’s Circle

All Samuel Courtauld Society members are cordially invited by the Chairman and Board of Governors and the Märit Rausing Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art to the Private View of Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from The Courtauld Gallery.




DIRECTOR'S BREAKFAST: MANTEGNA TO MATISSE: MASTER DRAWINGS FROM THE COURTAULD GALLERY

THURSDAY 28 JUNE

8 - 9.30 AM

The Courtauld Gallery

For: Associates, Patron's Circle and Director's Circle

 

Another chance to see this stunning exhibition with a curator-led tour.





COURTAULD EXPERT TOUR: MASTERPIECE LONDON

FRIDAY 29 JUNE

9.30 – 11 AM

Masterpiece London

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle

 

Held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Masterpiece London is no ordinary art and antiques fair, but a forum for distinctive design and aesthetic excellence, with exhibits from Bugatti to bronzes, Cartier to Cognac, Picasso to pink diamonds. Members will receive a wonderful highlight tour of the fair.


 

July



Courtauld Expert Tour: THE QUEEN, ART AND IMAGE

THURSDAY 5 JULY

9 - 10.30 AM

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

For: Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle


To mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the National Portrait Gallery will stage an innovative exhibition bringing together 60 of the most remarkable and resonant images of Her Majesty, spanning the 60 years of her reign. Patrons’ Circle and Director’s Circle members will receive a private guided tour of this fascinating show.


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