The spring/summer 2013 Samuel Courtauld Society events archive.



February


Amedeo Modigliani Jeanne Hébuterne (Au chapeau), 1919, Private collection.

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Courtauld Expert Tour: Impressionist and Modern Masterpieces

Fri 1 Feb, 11am - noon

Christie’s, King Street, London

For: Director’s Circle and Patrons’ Circle

 

Courtauld alumna Cornelia Svedman (MA 2007), Head of the Impressionist & Modern Works on Paper Sale at Christie’s, invites you to a very special preview of the Impressionist and Modern Art lots before they are auctioned at Christie’s on 6-7 February. Following Cornelia’s highlights tour – featuring stunning pieces by Modigliani, Picasso and Matisse; Kandinsky and Schiele – members are warmly invited to join her for coffee.

 

IMAGE: Amedeo Modigliani Jeanne Hébuterne (Au chapeau), 1919, Private collection


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The Furniture Gallery. V&A Images

  Courtauld Expert Tour: Furniture    

  Gallery at the V&A

   Wed 6 Feb, 9.00 – 10.00 am

   V&A

   For: Director’s Circle and Patrons’ Circle

 

  In December 2012, the V&A unveiled a brand new    

  gallery to showcase over 200 extraordinary pieces of 

  furniture from its collection. Each item in the gallery is

  there to make a point – in certain cases several – about

  materials, techniques, manufacturing and the evolution

  of Western furniture over the past 600 years.  Samuel 

  Courtauld Society members are invited for a private tour

  of this marvellous new gallery with its co-curator Nick Humphrey (MA 1991), providing a chance to explore the pieces before the museum opens to the public.

 

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IMAGE: V&A Images  


 


 

Champagne Preview: Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901

Wed 13 Feb, 5.30 – 6.30pm

The Courtauld Gallery

For: Director’s Circle and Patrons’ Circle

 

Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901 tells the remarkable story of Picasso’s breakthrough year as an artist. 


It was the year that the ambitious nineteen-year-old launched his career in Paris with an exhibition that would set him on course to become one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.  In the second half of 1901, Picasso radically changed the direction of his art, heralding the beginning of his now famous Blue period.  The works show Picasso’s desire to take on and reinvent the styles of major modern artists, including Van Gogh, Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec. This exhibition brings together a spectacular group of these paintings, offering a unique opportunity to experience the birth of Picasso’s genius.

 

There will be a champagne reception from 5.30 – 5.50pm followed by introduction to the exhibition from Dr Barnaby Wright, Daniel Katz Curator of 20th-century Art, between 5.50 – 6.30pm.

 

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Pablo Picasso Child with a Dove, 1901, Private collection © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2013

  Private View and Reception:

  Becoming Picasso:Paris 1901

  Wed 13 Feb, 6.30 – 8.30pm

  The Courtauld Gallery

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

 

  All Samuel Courtauld Society members are invited by the  

  Chairman, Board of Governors and the Märit Rausing

  Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art to the Private View

  and Reception of Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901.


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  IMAGE: Pablo Picasso Child with a Dove, 1901, Private collection ©

  Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2013

 


 

Alumni Ambassadors Launch and CAA Courtauld Reception
Friday 15 February, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Reception 7.00pm onwards
Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York
For: Director’s Circle, Patrons’ Circle and Associates


Courtauld alumni in New York, and those who will be in town for the College Art Association conference, are warmly invited to Pace Gallery’s midtown space – just a few blocks from the CAA conference hotel – on 15 February.

 

The first part of the evening will be a brief presentation by Alumni Relations Manager Janine Catalano, at 6.45pm, to launch the Alumni Ambassadors Scheme.  Being piloted in the US, this new initiative is an exciting way for graduates to better help advise current students, employ fellow graduates, and recruit prospective students.

 

From 7.00pm onwards, Samuel Courtauld Society members are invited to mingle with alumni as well as other Courtauld contacts in town for the conference.  It will also be a chance to view the exhibition of work by French conceptual painter Bernard Frize; in addition, guests can explore the fantastic selection of artworks held by Pace Prints who are also generously opening their doors to guests for the occasion.

 

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Edouard Manet The Railway, 1873  Private Exhibition Tour:

  Manet: Portraying Life

  Fri 22 Feb, 8 – 9am

  Royal Academy of Arts

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

 

  This singularly important exhibition will be the first ever

  retrospective devoted to the portraiture of Edouard

  Manet. Spanning the entire career of this enigmatic

  and at times controversial artist, Manet: Portraying Life

  will bring together works from across Europe, Asia  

  and the USA. The exhibition consists of more than 50 works; among them are portraits of Manet’s most frequent sitter, his wife Suzanne Leenhoff, luminaries of the period Antonin Proust, Émile Zola and Stéphane Mallarmé, and scenes from everyday life revealing Manet’s forward-thinking, modern approach to portraiture. 

Join the exhibition curator and Courtauld alumna, MaryAnne Stevens (MA 1970) for a private tour of the exhibition followed by a light breakfast.

 

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IMAGE: Edouard Manet The Railway, 1873. Oil on canvas 93.3 x 111.5 cm.National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Horace Havemeyer in memory of his mother, Louisine W. Havemeyer, 1956.10.1 Photo courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London with the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio.

 

MARCH


Jonathan Yeo. Nicole. 2012. Archival Ink jet print on Somerset Satin 330gsm paper, hand finished with acrylic paint. 52 x 35cm. From Jonathan Yeo’s Some People print portfolio. The portfolio is a limited edition of 60. Courtesy of Eleven  Art13 London

  Fri 1 Mar – Sun 3 Mar

  Collector’s Preview and First Night

  Thurs 28 February

  In Conversation with Stephanie Dieckvoss, Art13  

  London Fair Director

  Sat 2 Mar 3pm

  Olympia, London

  For: Director’s Circle and Patrons’ Circle

 

  We are delighted to announce an exciting collaboration with

  Art13 London. Launching in spring 2013, Art13 London,  

  sponsored by Citi Private Bank, is a new modern and

  contemporary art fair that will feature over 120 of the world’s

  leading galleries from 30 countries showing thousands of

  artworks; 70% of which are making their debut at an art fair

  in London. Whether your interest is painting, sculpture,

  photography, prints and editions or multimedia, this is a great place to discover and buy art. 

Art13 London will take place at Olympia Grand Hall in West London from 1-3 March 2013 (First Night reception: 28 February 2013).  We are offering Director’s Circle and Patrons’ Circle members VIP passes, which provide access to an extensive programme of events throughout the fair.  

In addition, there will be a special opportunity to hear Courtauld alumna Stephanie Dieckvoss (MA 1995) and Art13 London, director will be in conversation with fellow alumna Jacky Klein (MA 2001), Commissioning Editor for Thames & Hudson and author of Grayson Perry.  This is sure to be a unique insight into the international scope of the contemporary art scene today and will take place on Sat 2 March at 3pm.

 

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IMAGE: Jonathan Yeo. Nicole. 2012. Archival Ink jet print on Somerset Satin 330gsm paper, hand finished with acrylic paint. 52 x 35cm. From Jonathan Yeo’s Some People print portfolio. The portfolio is a limited edition of 60. Courtesy of Eleven.



Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013  Private Exhibition Visit: The Northern   

  Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein

  Mon 4 Mar 6.30 – 8pm

  The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace

  For: Director’s Circle and Patrons’ Circle

 

  Join Courtauld alumnae Lucy Whitaker (MPhil 1987) and

  Kate Heard (MA 1998) for an evening drinks reception at The

  Queens’s Gallery and introduction to The Northern

 Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein exhibition

 

  This exhibition brings together over 100 works by the

  greatest Northern European artists of the 15th and 16th  

  century. Among the highlights are prints and drawings by

  Albrecht Dürer, mythological paintings by Lucas Cranach the

  Elder, and preparatory drawings by Hans Holbein the

  Younger displayed alongside the finished oil portraits.

 

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IMAGE: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013

 



Director’s Circle Dinner: Feasting with Picasso

Wed 6 Mar 7-10pm

The Courtauld Gallery

For: Director’s Circle

To celebrate The Courtauld’s 80th anniversary, Märit Rausing Director Deborah Swallow invites guests to experience an intimate curated culinary evening that will uncover the life and work of Pablo Picasso in a deliciously decadent way.

 

Following the success of the 2012 Surrealist Spectacular held at West Dean, food scholar and art historian Janine Catalano will guide guests through another edible adventure.

Guests will be transported to Picasso’s turn-of-the-century haunts in France and Spain including legendary eateries Els Quatre Gats and Au Lapin Agile, and will enjoy an inspired Mediterranean feast that will engage both mouth and mind throughout this unforgettable evening.




The Armory Show

Thurs 7 – Sun 10 Mar

New York

For: Director’s Circle and Patrons’ Circle

 

The Armory Show is devoted to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. Celebrating its centennial edition in 2013, the Armory Show combines a selection of the world’s leading galleries with an exceptional programme of arts events and exhibitions throughout New York during the celebrated Armory Arts Week. The Armory Show is extending to Samuel Courtauld Society members invitations to the vernissage, complimentary passes and access to the VIP events programme.

 

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Courtauld Collection Uncovered: Collection Highlight

Tues 12 Mar 6.30 – 8pm

The Courtauld Gallery

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

 

Samuel Courtauld Society members are invited to a private viewing as Dr Sacha Gerstein (Curator of Sculpture & Decorative Arts) discusses one of the key pieces of sculpture in The Courtauld’s collection.

 

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Private Collection Visit

Thurs 14 Mar 6.30 - 8pm

Highgate

For: Director’s Circle

 

We are enormously grateful to one of our Patron’s Circle members for opening up his home to a small group of members to enjoy an impressive collection of historical catalogues and extraordinary illustrated books by eminent artists including Miro and Matisse. Dr Rachel Sloan, Assistant Curator of Works on Paper, will accompany the visit and discuss the collection.




The Courtauld at Maastricht: Highlight Tour and Reception

Sat 16 Mar 5 – 9pm

TEFAF, Maastricht

For: Director’s Circle and Patrons’ Circle

 

Presenting 250 of the world’s leading galleries from 19 countries, TEFAF Maastricht is a continuously evolving showcase for the best works of art currently on the market. Samuel

Courtauld Society members are invited to join alumni for a late afternoon tour (5pm – 7pm) followed by a private drinks reception at the stunning Kruisherenhotel (7.30 – 9pm)

 

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APRIL


Private Exhibition Tour: Man Ray Portraits

Mon 22 Apr 8 - 9.30am

National Portrait Gallery

For: Director’s Circle and Patrons’ Circle

 

Man Ray Portraits is the first major museum retrospective of this innovative and influential artist’s photographic portraits. Focusing on his career in America and Paris between 1916 and 1968, the exhibition highlights Man Ray’s central position among the leading artists of the Dada and Surrealist movements and the significant range of contemporaries, celebrities, friends and lovers that he captured: from Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso to Kiki de Montparnasse, Lee Miller and Catherine Deneuve.

 

Featuring over 150 vintage prints and key works from international museums and private collections, the exhibition also demonstrates Man Ray’s use of revolutionary photographic techniques and early experiments with colour, as well as surveying his published work in leading magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair. Samuel Courtauld Society members are invited to a private tour of this intriguing exhibition. 

 

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Director’s Breakfast: Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901

Thurs 25 Apr 2013 8.00 - 9.30am

The Courtauld Gallery

For: Director’s Circle and Patrons’ 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 Dr Barnaby Wright, curator of Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901.

 

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Chicago image © Art Tours Ltd  Samuel Courtauld Society Art and

  Architecture Trip 2013: Chicago

  Fri 26 Apr – Thurs 2 May

  Chicago

  For: Director’s Circle and Patrons’ Circle

 

  This trip will be a fascinating visit to the city and an

  opportunity to see several private collections, not

  normally open to the public. You will also enjoy a

  number of curator-led visits to the city’s major art

  museums and a private visit to the Picasso

  exhibition. Other highlights will include visits to the award-winning Millennium Park and a walk through The Loop, a day exploring the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and a boat tour of the city.

 

IMAGE: Chicago image © Art Tours Ltd


 

MAY

 

COLLECT 2013: Morning Preview

Fri 10 May, 10.00 – 11.00 am

Saatchi Gallery

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

 

Held annually in London’s Saatchi Gallery, COLLECT is Europe’s leading fair for outstanding international contemporary craft. Organised by the Crafts Council, exhibitors from around the world present pieces by some of the best and most innovative artists working in ceramics, silver, glass, wood, textiles, metal and other mixed materials.  Samuel Courtauld Society members will have an exclusive opportunity to attend an early morning preview on Friday 10 May before COLLECT opens to the general public.

 

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Frieze New York

Fri 10 – Mon 13 May
VIP events begin Wed 8 May

Randall's Island Park, Manhattan, New York

For: Director’s Circle and Patrons’ Circle

 

Frieze New York is an international contemporary art fair that launched in May 2012. In 2013 the fair includes over 180 of the world’s leading galleries. We are delighted to offer Director’s Circle and Patrons’ Circle (on a first come first served basis) access to the Frieze New York VIP programme of art events. Art events include private views, talks, and evening receptions at some of the top exhibitions in town and celebrate a very exciting week in New York’s art calendar.

 

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Family Day. The Courtauld Institute of Art  Samuel Courtauld Society Family Day

  Sat 11 May 2 – 4pm

  The Courtauld Institute of Art

  For: Director’s Circle, Patrons’ Circle and

 Associates

 

  Join us for our annual family day of fun!  This

  fabulous event includes art games and the

  chance to make works of art inspired by Picasso.

  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. 

 


Contemporary Art Private Collection Visit

Mon 13 May 11am – 3pm

Nr Newbury, Reading 

For: Director’s Circle

 

Exclusively for Director’s Circle members this is a unique opportunity to visit a superb collection of contemporary art works. The visit, accompanied by Prof Julian Stallabrass, will include a tour of the house featuring works by Gormley and Hirst, followed by a beautifully catered lunch and then a tour of the garden designed by Pascal Cribier.

 


Pablo Picasso Harlequin and Companion, 1901, The State Pushkin Museum, Moscow © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2013

  Last Chance to See:

  Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901

  Tues 21 May 9 – 10am

  The Courtauld Gallery

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

 

  Due to the expected popularity of Becoming Picasso: Paris

 1901 we are giving Samuel Courtauld Society members a

  final chance to take part in a private tour of the exhibition

  with its curator Dr Barnaby Wright prior to its closure on

  Sunday 26 May.

  

 

 IMAGE:Pablo Picasso Harlequin and Companion, 1901, The State Pushkin

 Museum, Moscow © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2013

 

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The Courtauld at the Venice Biennale: Exclusive tours and receptions

Wed 29 May – Sat 1 Jun

Venice

For: Director’s Circle and Patrons’ Circle

 

Join Courtauld alumni in Venice for the start of this year’s Biennale, including a reception hosted by David Landau on 29 May at his beautiful canal fronted residence. We encourage you to book your hotel room in Venice as soon as possible as places get booked very quickly. Accommodation and travel advice available on request.

 



JUNE


The Octagon, Ely cathedral

  Courtauld Expert Tour: Ely Cathedral

  Mon 10 Jun 11.15am – 1.45pm

  Ely

  For: Director’s Circle and Patrons’ Circle

 

  With its spiky corona rising dramatically above the

  surrounding Fenlands, Ely cathedral is one of England’s

  most spectacular medieval buildings. On this special trip,

  Dr Tom Nickson (whose post is currently being supported

  by the Friends of the Courtauld) will explore the cathedral’s 

  most famous features - its solemn Norman nave and the

  jewelbox Lady Chapel - and also introduce some lesser-

  known aspects. Included in the trip are visits to the top of

  the Octagon and to Prior Crauden’s private chapel in the

  Cathedral Close, normally closed to the public. An optional

  lunch will follow with an opportunity to explore the town and

  local galleries.

 

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IMAGE: The Octagon © Ely Cathedral


 

Paul Gauguin Nevermore, 1897 © The Courtauld Gallery, London

  Preview: Collecting Gauguin: Samuel 

 Courtauld in the 20s

  Wed 19 Jun 6.30 – 8pm

  The Courtauld Gallery

  For: Director’s Circle, Patrons’ Circle and

 Associates

 

  The Courtauld holds the UK’s most important

  collection of works by the Post-Impressionist

  master Paul Gauguin. This was assembled by

  pioneering collector Samuel Courtauld and in this

  special display his collection of Gauguin’s paintings, works on paper and sculpture is brought together for the first time. Dr Karen Serres, Schroder Foundation Curator of Paintings (MA 1998, PhD 2004) will introduce this summer showcase prior to its opening to the public.

 

IMAGE: Paul Gauguin Nevermore, 1897 © The Courtauld Gallery, London

 


 

Private Breakfast Viewing: Masterpiece London 2013

Fri 28 Jun, 9.30 – 11am

Royal Hospital Chelsea, London

For: Director’s Circle and Patrons’ Circle 

 

Masterpiece London 2013 is an the illustrious showcase of fine art, antiques and design taking place at the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea from 27 June to 3 July. The Courtauld has partnered with the fair to provide Samuel Courtauld Society members an exclusive breakfast viewing and tour of this world-class event.

 

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JULY


L.S. Lowry Blitzed Site 1942  Private Exhibition Tour: Lowry and the

  Painting of Modern Life

  Wed 10 Jul, 8.30 - 10.00am

  Tate Britain

  For: Director’s Circle, Patrons’ Circle and

  Associates

 

 This year sees a major exhibition of landscapes by

  the much loved British painter L.S. Lowry, the first  

  show held by a public institution since the artist’s

  death in 1976. Lowry and the Painting of Modern

  Life brings together around 80 works, including Coming Out of School, 1927 and The Pond, 1950, alongside significant loans. The show is the result of an invitation to the distinguished art historians T.J. Clark and Anne M. Wagner to reappraise

Lowry for a new and extended audience and the exhibition takes its title from Clark’s seminal book, ‘The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers’. Without Lowry’s pictures of towns and cities, football matches and protest marches, Britain would arguably lack an account in paint of the experiences of the 20th century working classes. Samuel Courtauld Society members are invited to a private tour of this fascinating exhibition.

 

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IMAGE: L.S. Lowry, Blitzed Site 1942 © The Lowry Collection, Salford




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