Our partners from Wolverhampton Art Gallery joined us recently to explore our collections, ahead of our contribution to their exhibition celebrating the centenary of the Wolverhampton Society of Artists (WSA).
Despite the best efforts of the stormy weather to disrupt the day, we were very pleased to welcome eight visitors from Wolverhampton to take a look at our collections with an introduction from Barnaby Wright, followed by networking and meetings with other members of the Courtauld team in the afternoon.
In December, the Wolverhampton Society of Artists exhibition will feature a special display celebrating the influence of Samuel Courtauld on the art world in Britain in the early 20th Century, and exploring the artistic context in which the WSA came to be formed. Included in the display will be exceptional works by C.R. Nevinson, Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry, as well as archive material relating to Courtaulds Ltd which began operating in Wolverhampton in 1927.
During the research day we were all able to get up close to these works and engage in lively discussion about the many links between the artists, Wolverhampton and the Courtauld collections. As well as planning an exciting programme of public events and volunteering opportunities to run alongside the exhibition and throughout 2020.
The exhibition runs from 14th December to 16th February. Find out more about the exhibition and how to get involved in volunteering on the Wolverhampton Art Gallery website: http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/whats-on/wolverhampton-society-of-artists-centenary-exhibition/