Inspired by the legacy of Courtaulds Ltd, the textile company that made Samuel Courtauld his fortune, The Courtauld is collaborating with museums and galleries across the UK to develop exhibitions, volunteer led projects and school workshops that engage with young people and communities to learn more about the history of Samuel Courtauld’s collection and Courtaulds Ltd in their area.
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Bloomsbury: A Collective
17th June – 16th October 2022
The Bloomsbury Group was a group of artistic and intellectual friends. They came of age just as the conservative Victorian era of the 19th century was ending. As a loose and changing mix of people they were searching for new ways of thinking, living and loving. The art, literature and ideas generated by the Bloomsbury Group would have an enormous influence on the rest of the twentieth century
This exhibition takes an introductory look at the Bloomsbury Group, specifically three central artists within it – Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry and Duncan Grant. It also shares work by the Omega workshop, a group of designers who sought to translate the ethos of the Bloomsbury Group into beautiful, tangible objects.
Find out more on the Ulster Museum website.
Courtauld Connections: Works from our National Partners
23rd June – 2nd Oct 2022
This unique exhibition celebrates The Courtauld’s partnerships with a specially curated display of highlights from Ferens Art Gallery, Hull; The Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library, Preston; The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry; Ulster Museum, Belfast and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. The five works on display include three from renowned artists Frank Auerbach, John Piper, and Gwen John, alongside two further works from locally important artists Claudette Johnson—who galvanised the Black Feminist arts movement in Wolverhampton — and Edward McGuire, who painted one of the first portraits of the Irish poet Seamus Heaney.
Alongside these loans, many of which have not been seen in London before, the display will also include stories from Courtauld National Partners Braintree Museum and Greenfield Valley Heritage Park, providing a snapshot of the shared history that binds the partners, through Samuel Courtauld and Courtaulds Ltd.