Visual Arts

Somerset House Trust presents a site-wide programme of visual arts, bringing the building and public spaces alive with exhibitions, installations, performances and events. As well as developing and commissioning our own strand of artistic and cultural output, we also collaborate with world-class institutions to bring important work to London. We aim to inspire and delight with distinctive, bold and imaginative work from around the world.

As well as playing host to The Courtauld Gallery and its acclaimed collections, a major new strand of our activities is our own programme of temporary exhibitions in the Embankment Galleries which focus on contemporary fashion, architecture, photography and design. Our exhibitions have included SHOWstudio: Fashion Revolution, which brought world renowned fashion photographer Nick Knight’s work to the gallery, Maison Martin Margiela ‘20’ The Exhibition, which celebrated 20 years of one of fashion’s most avant-garde designers, and Dior Illustrated: René Gruau and The Line of Beauty, an exhibition of 50 original drawings from the iconic master of illustration. From 2010 we have also hosted Pick Me Up, the UK’s first contemporary graphic arts fair.

A programme of free public displays runs alongside our major exhibitions in the Terrace and Courtyard Rooms, and further exhibitions will take place in the new East Wing Galleries which opened in Novemeber 2011.

NOW ON AT SOMERSET HOUSE:
Boro
Until 26 April 2014

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From Vera to Veruschka: The Unseen Photographs by Johnny Moncada
Until 1 June 2014

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Burnt Generation
Until 1 June 2014

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COMING SOON:
Pick Me Up 2014
24 April – 5 May 2014

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2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
1 – 18 May 2014

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Futurismo Ancestral: An Offering to Peru by Sixe Paredes
21 – 26 May 2014

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Form through Colour:
Josef Albers, Anni Albers and Gary Hume
5 June – 31 August 2014

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Museum of Water
6 – 29 June 2014

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Return of the Rudeboy
13 June – 25 August 2014

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© Andrew Leo Photography
Summer Screen Prints
Film Poster Exhibition
31 July – 25 August 2014

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National Open Art Awards
17 September – 26 October 2014

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NOW ON AT THE COURTAULD GALLERY
The Courtauld Collection

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Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq
20 February - 18 May 2014

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A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany
30 January - 27 April 2014

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NOW ON AT KING'S CULTURAL INSTITUTE
Rwanda in Photographs: Death Then, Life Now
21 March – 30 April 2014

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

20 November 2013 – 2 March 2014

21 January – 7 February 2014

4 December 2013 – 26 January 2014

7 November 2013–26 January 2014

4 October–10 November 2013

10–31 October 2013

2–27 October 2013

16–20 October 2013

10 July– 29 September 2013

5 July–29 September 2013

23 May–1 September 2013

15 May–1 September 2013

1–21 August 2013

17–21 May 2013

26 April – 12 May 2013

18 – 28 April 2013

14 March – 28 April 2013

13 – 24 March 2013

18 January - 9 February 2013

29 November 2012 – 3 March 2013

18 October 2012 - 27 January 2013

8 November 2012 - 27 January 2013

4 October – 9 December 2012

3–28 October 2012

2–28 October 2012

21 July – 8 September 2012

13 July – 2 September 2012

21 March – 1 July 2012

28 March – 24 June 2012

2 May – 24 June 2012

11-17 June 2012

16 May - 5 June 2012

10 May - 05 June 2012

27 April – 20 May 2012

16 March – 27 April 2012

14 March - 22 April 2012

22 March – 1 April 2012

12 January - 5 February 2012

4 November 2011 - 29 January 2012

2 November - 18 December 2011

20 October 2011 - 29 January 2012

11 October - 11 December 2011

30 June - 4 September 2011

6 July - 4 September 2011

1 July - 14 August 2011

18 June 2011 – 17 July 2011

12 May 2011 – 26 June 2011

26 April 2011 – 22 May 2011

17 February 2011 – 15 May 2011

16 March 2011 - 17 April 2011

17 March 2011 - 27 March 2011

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