Thursday 2 February 2017

The Courtauld Gallery - What's On in February 2017

The Courtauld Gallery February 2017
Now Open
Inscriptions on drawings reveal essential information about their authorship, dating, subject matter, purpose and history. In Reading Drawings, a selection of works from The Courtauld Gallery’s own collection demonstrates the varying reasons both artists and collectors wrote on drawings, ranging from straightforward signatures to lengthy captions, invented languages and marks of ownership.

Drawings by masters such as Canaletto, Signac, Rubens and others, attest that throughout the ages and regardless of school or nation, artists have felt compelled to write on their drawings. Such inscriptions may be notes to themselves or to others, records of date and time, or unrelated musings scrawled on the first available sheet of paper.

Later owners were similarly unreserved about marking up the drawings in their possession, writing either their own names or the names of the artists to whom they attributed their works. Collectors with more substantial numbers of drawings frequently stamped their sheets with a collector’s mark as well, displaying their ownership for all to see.

The works on view encompass the sixteenth through twentieth centuries, and several have never before been exhibited. They embody an intriguing variety of annotations, and demonstrate how every inscription enriches our knowledge of each work, shedding light on its execution, purpose and ownership.
Sunday 12 March 2017
11.00 - 18.30

The 4th edition of TEDxCourtauldInstitute is approaching! Tickets are now available online - save your seat to hear and connect with our exciting line up of speakers, including:
  • Dr. Robert Asher - Curator, University Museum of Zoology Cambridge
  • Anna Barham - Artist-in-Residence
  • Jelena Bekvalac - Curator of Human Osteology, Museum of London
  • Christian Luiten - Founder, Avant Arte
  • Stephen Robertson - CEO, The Big Issue Foundation
  • Prof. Julian Stallabrass - Art Historian, The Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Sonnet Stanfill - Senior Curator of Dress, V&A
  • teamLab -  Interdisciplinary Artist Collaborative
  • Ava Vidal - Comedian & Journalist
Wednesday 15 March 2017
17.00 – 22.00

How can art be a form of politics outside politics? Jean-Michel Basquiat: Intuitive or Intellectual? Why does food matter to art history? What is distance?

Find out the answers to these questions at res|fest, The Courtauld’s first ever festival to celebrate research at the frontiers of art history, curation and conservation.  Launching The Courtauld Institute of Art's Public Research Forum, res|fest is an evening of pop-up talks, performances and exhibits by Courtauld faculty, students, friends and alumni.

Experience the world-renowned Courtauld Gallery and Courtauld Institute of Art after hours with a mix of art, talks, demonstrations and tours. Bring your friends, have a bite to eat, grab a drink and enjoy the atmosphere.
Make this Valentine’s Day even more special by giving a Courtauld Friends membership from just £60, and you and your gift recipient will enjoy a full year of fantastic benefits together, including:
• Free admission for two to The Courtauld Gallery including entry to our exhibition programmes. Including;         Soutine’s Portraits: Waiters, Cooks and Bellhops, Reading Drawings and William Henry Hunt: Country People
• Members-only exhibition previews, curatorial tours and events.
• Discounts at The Courtauld Shop and CafĂ©.
• Monthly Friends e-newsletters full of events.
And so much more!
What's on at The Courtauld 
Lunchtime Talks 
Sunday Talks
Sunday Music
Mon, Wed, Thus and Fri

Lunchtime talks on the collection are delivered by students and researchers at The Courtauld Institute of Art on works in the collection. The talks take place in front of the objects in the gallery and are informal and interesting ways of looking closely at the works in our collection.
(Alternates with Sunday Music)
15.00 - 15.45

Explore highlights from the latest exhibition, or works from the collection, as they are examined by postgraduate students from The Courtauld Institute of Art. Included in your admission ticket, see our events calendar for dates.
(Alternates with Sunday Talks)
15.00 - 15.45

Listen to performances inspired by the collection as you enjoy your visit. Included in your admission ticket, see our events calendar for dates.
What's on elsewhere
The Case Histories by Martin Wilner
Making Nature 
The Jealous Prize 2017
Mathematics: The Winton gallery
Freud Museum
Until 19 February 2017

Martin Wilner is an artist, psychiatrist and scholar in psychoanalysis based in New York. The Case Histories are the latest iteration of Wilner’s ongoing Making History project begun in 2002, and draws on his artistic work pertinent to the practice and thinking around psychoanalysis.
Wellcome Collection
Until 21 May 2017

Kicking off a year-long exploration into our relationship with nature, this major exhibition examines what we think, feel and value about other species and the consequences this has for the world around us.
Jealous Gallery (Jealous East, 53 Curtain Road)
9th February – 5th March 2017
Jealous are delighted to introduce the winners of their Jealous Prize 2017, consisting of Margaux Valengin from the Royal College of Art, Clare Price from Goldsmiths and Grizelda Kitching from Camberwell. The exhibition will feature the launch of their new screenprint editions, created in the Jealous Print Studio during their prize-winning residency.
Science Museum
Permanent: New gallery opening  

★★★★'A maths show that adds up beautifully' The Daily Telegraph

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, this stunning new gallery examines the fundamental role mathematicians, their tools and ideas have played in building the world we live in.