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3 October 2009

See the Courtauld Gallery

At the Courtauld Institute of Art, a working academic centre for the study of the history and conservation of art in Somerset House on the Strand, the Courthauld Gallery contains an art collection begun by the institute's founder, Samuel Courtauld.

The gallery contains a number of significant Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, though the collection ranges from the early Renaissance to the 20th century, and bills itself as one of the finest small museums in the world.

Art treasures of note include Renoir's La Loge, important works by Matisse, Derain and Dufy, and other world-famous pieces like Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère.

The gallery is open daily from 10am until 6pm, with occasional late openings on Thursdays. Admission is £5, or free before 2pm on Mondays. There's also the usual cafe and shop. For more information, visit http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/

^Somerset House (for the Courtauld Galleries) from Flickr courtesy of antmoose^

1 comment:

  1. I used to go there for free most Monday lunchtimes when I worked nearby and never got tired of the place.