Morgan Stanley Lates 13 Apr showing audiences gathered in the courtyard at Somerset House
Morgan Stanley Lates

Morgan Stanley Lates at Somerset House with The Courtauld

Wed 22 Jun 2022
18.00 - 22.00
Site-wide

For the second instalment of the new Lates series supported by Morgan Stanley, Somerset House and The Courtauld offer visitors another true site-wide takeover with exclusive experiences themed around current exhibitions.
 

Taking place three times per year only – in April, June and October in 2022 – these special one-off nights out offer after-hours access and activities hosted by artists and curators, plus delicious food pop-ups and bars, and sunset DJ sets to see you through the evening. 

All courtyard activities will be free of charge to everyone, whilst after-hours exhibition entry will also be free to those aged 25 and under. Activities inside exhibitions will incur any applicable exhibition entry fees on the evening. 

The second Morgan Stanley Lates at Somerset House with The Courtauld event will take place on Wednesday 22 June, offering visitors the chance to see the Terrace Rooms exhibition Eternally Yours, a look at artists who embrace upcycling and repurposing, or who put care, repair and healing at the heart of their practice. You'll be able to observe or take part in a live Time Lab workshop with artist Abigail Conway in the courtyard, and there will also be curator tours and pop-up talks linked to The Courtauld’s major exhibition Edvard Munch. Masterpieces from Bergen.



Abigail Conway's Time Lab is a participatory installation where visitors are asked to dismantle a broken or forgotten wristwatch or clock that belongs to them. Once taken apart, audiences reconstruct the pieces to form an item of jewellery or sculpture that is theirs to take away and enjoy. Participants' completed timepieces are photographed and a record of each person and piece created is held in the Time Lab archive. 

Time Lab workshops will run at 18.15, 19.15, 20.15 and 21.15. Pre-booking essential and capacity is limited.



The courtyard will have a DJ set featuring rare 60s and 70s soul, 90s House and soulful global sounds from Scarlett O’Malley, a record collector and radio pesenter/producer who currently has shows on Foundation FM and The Vinyl Factory. Check out a playlist below.

We'll be joined by What's On the Menu Ish, bringing a twist on the generic Caribbean food scene mainly focusing on Island staples. There'll be delectable allergen-free ice-cream from Mama Dolce, plus we'll have a refreshing selection of beverages from The Natural Bar Company and Toast Beer, who create concoctions from salvaged waste ingredients, from ale made with unwanted bread crusts to rum made from banana peel. 

Black Eats x Somerset House Menu

Mains 
Jerk Salmon
Chick Peas Curry (Vegan)

Sides 
Triple Cheese Mac (Vegetarian)
Steamed Rice (Vegan)

Saltfish Fritters
Plantain (Vegan)

Throughout the evening, visitors aged 25 and under who register their place in advance will receive free access to The Courtauld's Edvard Munch. Masterpieces from Bergen exhibition, a major collection of work being shown in the UK for the first time in the UK. Visitors aged over 25 will be able to purchase a discounted ticket for entry to the exhibition on the Lates evening. 

Edvard Munch, 1863-1944, Melancholy 1894, 96 KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen, Norway

"A precious loan of incendiary Munchs"

The Guardian

The Courtauld is custodian to a wondrous array of objects and artefacts, yet many of these items have untold stories of repair, renovation and rebirth. Through pop-up talks, object study sessions, conservation demonstrations and curator-led tours, The Courtauld will reveal the mechanisms, the dismantling and recreating, of both the physical building and the artworks housed in it. Focusing on artists such as Munch, Botticheli and Cranach, this event will showcase the care, conservation and curation of its collection. The event will give audiences a peak ‘back of house’ and show you how a work of art from a thousand years ago can still capture our imagination in 2022.  

Pop-Up Talks

  • 18.20 - 18.30: Sandro Botticelli, The Trinity with Saints Mary Magdalen and John the Baptist, Room 4 of Blavatnik Fine Rooms (Second Floor) 
  • 18.35 - 18.45: Thomas Gainsborough, Portrait of Thomas Gainsborough, Room 8 of Blavatnik Fine Rooms (Second Floor) 
  • 18.50 - 19.00: Introduction to Edvard Munch. Masterpieces from Bergen, The LVMH Great Room (Third Floor) 
  • 19.05 - 19.10: Georges Seurat, Young Woman Powdering Herself, The LVMH Great Room (Third Floor) 
  • 19.15 - 19.25:  Introduction to Traces: Renaissance Drawings for Flemish Print, The Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery (First Floor) 
  • 19.35 - 19.45: Lucas Cranach the Elder, Adam and Eve, Room 5 of Blavatnik Fine Rooms (Second Floor) 
  • 19.55 - 20.05: Thomas Gainsborough, Portrait of Thomas Gainsborough, Room 8 of Blavatnik Fine Rooms (Second Floor) 
  • 20.05 - 20.15: Introduction to Edvard Munch. Masterpieces from Bergen, The LVMH Great Room (Third Floor) 
  • 20.20 - 20.30:  Introduction to Traces: Renaissance Drawings for Flemish Print, The Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery (First Floor)

Painting Pairs Takeover, Art Cafe (Ground Floor) 

The Courtauld's Art Cafe will be transformed into a hub of activity, with interventions, demonstrations and opportunities that focus on the conservation of paintings. Have a go at grinding pigments, mixing paint and hear from our students about their experiences working with famous works of art. Our Painting Pairs Takeover will present collaborative research undertaken by students in conservation and art history focusing on paintings currently in the conservation studios at The Courtauld. 

Preview of ‘Courtauld Connections: Works from our National Partners’, The Project Space (Second Floor) 

The Courtauld’s project space display in the Summer of 2022 will tell the story of The Courtauld National partnerships. The display will include renowned artists such as Frank Auerbach, John Piper, and Gwen John, and all the works will tell a local story. For example, work by Claudette Johnson who helped galvanise the Black Feminist Art movement in Wolverhampton, or one of the first portraits of poet Seamus Heaney commissioned by Ulster Museum from Edward McGuire. Drop in and meet the experts throughout the evening!

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