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, we are developing our own programme of temporary exhibitions in the Embankment Galleries which focus on contemporary fashion, architecture, photography and design. 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 Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, celebrating the extraordinary life and wardrobe of the late Isabella Blow. 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 Rooms, Courtyard Rooms, and East Wing Galleries.

NOW ON AT SOMERSET HOUSE:
Pick Me Up 2016
Until 2 May 2016

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Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress
at Pick Me Up
Until 2 May 2016

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Venturing Beyond: Graffiti and the Everyday Utopias of the Street
Until 2 May 2016

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2016 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
Until 8 May 2016

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Katie Paterson
Totality: A new commission by the Arts Council Collection
Until 22 May 2016

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Coalstore by Something & Son
Until 22 May 2016

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COMING SOON:
Photo London 2016
19 – 22 May 2016

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ArDe
8 – 12 June 2016

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Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick
in partnership with Canon
30 June – 29 August 2016

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London Design Biennale 2016
7 - 27 September 2016

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NOW ON AT THE COURTAULD GALLERY
The Courtauld Collection

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Botticelli and Treasures from the Hamilton Collection
Until 15 May 2016

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NOW OPEN AT THE CULTURAL INSTITUTE AT KING'S
By me, William Shakespeare: A Life in Writing
3 February - 29 May 2016

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