Friends events are designed to give special access to The Courtauld's collections and distinguished faculty, curators and alumni.

If you would like to enjoy these events and other benefits then become a Friend of The Courtauld. You can join online or contact Pia Rainey via phone on 020 7848 1448 or email pia.rainey@courtald.ac.uk

 


FRIENDS EVENTS spring/summer 2014

 

 

Throughout the year we continue to add even more Friends events and offers, so please keep checking this page.


Please note that bookings are required for all events - thank you.

 

To book please complete the Booking Form and send it in with payment, or ring Pia Rainey on 020 7848 1448 and pay by card. Please note that all events need to be booked even if they are free; if there is no charge for an event, you may book by email.


 

 

april 2014

 

Dish, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1550-1555, Salting Bequest © V & A    Dish, Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1550-1555, Salting Bequest © V & A

Guided tour of The Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art at VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

NOW: Monday 7 April 11.30am – 12.30pm

Meet at the V&A, Brompton Road, London SW3 at 11.15pm

Roberta Marin, Islamic Art expert, Assistant Curator at the Khalili Collections, lecturer at Birkbeck College and LCC, will explore this new Islamic art gallery containing around 400 objects produced over a period of more than a millennium from the seventh to the twentieth century. The objects are as diverse as glass, jewellery, carpets and other textiles from the Middle East and beyond. Followed by optional tea in the V&A cafe.

 

Tickets: Friends and Guests £20.00

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/galleries/level-1/room-42-islamic-art/

 


Bag, detail of a roundel with a musician, Mosul, Northern Iraq, 1300-1330 © The Courtauld Gallery, London   Bag, detail of a roundel with a musician, Mosul, Northern Iraq, 1300-1330 © The Courtauld Gallery, London

COURT AND CRAFT LATES

Thursday 10 April 6 – 9pm

Repeated- Thurs 15 May 6 – 9pm

The Courtauld Gallery

The Courtauld Lates programme is a full evening of entertainment with live music, Courtauld experts holding talks on the Court and Craft exhibition, art workshops and much more.

Downstairs delicious cocktails and snacks inspired by the exhibition will be available in the cash bar of The Courtauld Gallery Café till 9pm. Not to be missed!

 

Tickets: Friends and one Guest FREE

http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/exhibitions/lates/index.shtml

 


ILLUSTRATED LECTURE by Madeline Edmead on William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

Tuesday 29 April 6.30 - 8pm

The Courtauld Institute, Seminar Room 1

Meet in the foyer of the Courtauld Institute at 6.15pm

Courtauld alumna Madeline Edmead (MA 1980) will give an illustrated lecture on the V&A’s exhibition on William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer in early Georgian Britain and explore his versatility and artistic inventiveness. Kent designed the interiors of Houghton Hall and Chiswick House. Followed by drinks.

 

Tickets: Friends and guests £7.50

 

 

may 2014

 

Watts Gallery, Interior   Watts Gallery, Interior

 

WATTS GALLERY, CHAPEL AND LIMNERSLEASE HOUSE

Three Guided tours plus coffee and lunch

Friday 9 May 10.15am – 3.45pm

Meet at Watts Tearoom, Compton GU3 at 10.10am

A guided visit of the Watts Cemetery Chapel, an Arts & Crafts masterpiece designed by Mary Seton Watts, with an interior in Art Nouveau and Pre-Raphaelite style, followed by a guided tour of the Watts Gallery dedicated to the great Victorian artist George Frederic Watts and displaying over one hundred paintings and sculptures. The exhibition John Ruskin - Photographer and Draughtsman can be viewed at your own pace. After lunch (included) we shall explore Linmnerslease House, the home and studio of George and Mary Watts.

Please note: there will be a lot of standing and some (steep) walking involved.

 

Tickets: Friends £35/One Guest £42.50 (including coffee and buffet lunch); Taxi £5 pp from Guildford Station

 

http://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/

 


FRIENDS WELCOME TOUR         

Thursday 15 May 4.45 – 5.45pm

Meet in the foyer of The Courtauld Gallery at 4.30pm

The Courtauld Gallery

We are again offering our bi-annual curatorial tour of a few selected pieces by a Courtauld expert prior to the Court and Craft Lates programme. The tour is for ‘old’ and ‘new’ Friends alike. An excellent opportunity for new Friends to get acquainted with some of our much loved paintings and to meet other Friends afterwards in the café over a glass of wine.

 

Tickets: Friends FREE/One Guest £15.00

 


Incense burner, David Collection   Incense burner, David Collection

COURT AND CRAFT LATES (Final)

Thursday 15 May 6 – 9pm

The Courtauld Gallery

The Courtauld Lates programme is a full evening of entertainment with live music, Courtauld experts holding talks on the Court and Craft exhibition, art workshops and much more.

Downstairs delicious cocktails and snacks inspired by the exhibition will be available in the cash bar of The Courtauld Gallery Café till 9pm. Not to be missed!

 

Tickets: Friends FREE/One Guest £6

 

 

http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/exhibitions/lates/index.shtml

 

 

june 2014

 

LECTURE by Anna Somers Cocks: Contemporary art in the Middle East

Wednesday 4 June 6.30 - 8pm

Meet in the foyer of The Courtauld Institute from 6pm

The Courtauld Institute, Kenneth Clark Theatre

Anna Somers Cocks, Courtauld alumna (MA 1973) and founder editor of the Arts Newspaper, will give the Friends and Alumni of the Courtauld a lecture on the state of contemporary art in the Middle East.  Followed by drinks in the foyer. Please reserve your place but pay cash at the door.

 

Tickets: Friends, Alumni and Guests £5

 


Witt Library, Courtauld Institute   Witt Library, Courtauld Institute

WITT AND CONWAY LIBRARIES’ TOUR

Guided tour followed by optional drinks

Tuesday 10 June 11am – 12 noon

Meet in the Foyer of The Courtauld Institute 15 mins prior

Guided tour of our image libraries by Dr Karin Kyburz (PhD 2008), Witt and Conway Supervisor. Both these libraries hold a collection of reproductions: The Witt of paintings, drawings and prints of Western art while the Conway holds images of architecture, sculpture, ivories, manuscript illumination, stained glass and much more.

 

Tickets: Friends FREE/One Guest £15.00

 

http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/research/photographic/index.shtml

 


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec The Jockey, 1899 © The Courtauld Gallery, London   Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec The Jockey, 1899 © The Courtauld Gallery, London

Summer Showcase preview and curatorial tour: BRUEGEL TO FREUD: MASTER PRINTS FROM THE COURTAULD GALLERY

Wednesday 18 June 3 – 4pm

Meet in the foyer of The Courtauld Gallery at 2.45pm

This Summer Showcase will show the visitor some 30 intriguing prints (out of 20,000 in The Courtauld’s collection) spanning more than 500 years by various artists: works by Andrea Mantegna, Pieter Bruegel, Toulouse-Lautrec, Lucian Freud and Chris Ofili all using different techniques. The curator, Dr Rachel Sloan, Assistant Curator of Work on Paper, will give us a guided tour of this Summer Showcase.

 

Tickets: Friends FREE/One Guest £15.00

 

Courtauld Master Prints Press Release

 

 

 

 

 

july 2014

 

Ham House, ExteriorHam House, Exterior

Guided Tour: HAM HOUSE AND GARDENS

Saturday 5 July 11am – 4pm

Meet at Ham House, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 at 10.45am

Ham House is one of Europe’s greatest and grandest 17th century houses situated on the river Thames. It is mainly the vision of Elizabeth Murray, through marriage Duchess of Lauderdale, who was deeply embroiled in the politics of the English Civil war and subsequent restoration of the monarchy. We will have expert guided tours by Courtauld alumna Madeline Edmead (MA 1980) of both the house and the gardens with lunch (not included) in the cafe or a picnic in the gardens.

Tickets: Friends £25.00/One Guest £32.50

 

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house/

 


to book or become a friend

 

  • To book please use the Booking Form and send in with payment or ring Pia Rainey on 020 7848 1448 and pay by card. Please note that all events need to be booked even if they are free; if there is no charge for an event, you may book by email.

 

  • For more information on the booking conditions, please refer to page two of the Booking Form.

 

 

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