The Courtauld Collects!
20 Years of Acquisitions
17 June ? 19 September 2010
"Celebrate one of the
treasures of the London art world ..." The Times
This display explores some of the exceptional new
additions to The Courtauld?s collection since it moved to Somerset House twenty
years ago. Highlights include works ranging from Turner, Degas
and Seurat to Anish Kapoor and Damien Hirst. The show also unveils one
of the most important new acquisitions, Joshua
Reynolds's late masterpiece Cupid and
The Courtauld Gallery is sometimes described as a ?collection of collections? and has grown historically through the generosity of private individuals who have endowed it with the remarkable collections which they formed.
This grand tradition of philanthropy, initiated at the Gallery by Samuel Courtauld in the 1930s, still survives and continues to extend and enhance The Courtauld Gallery?s world-famous collections.
The display is an opportunity to
celebrate and enjoy the achievements of the past twenty years and to look
forward to the future development of the collections. Find
A special event series accompanies this exhibition. More about the exhibition events
Supported by the Finnis Scott Foundation