A painting by Barbara Walker showing Black men in a barber shop.
Online Exhibition

Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday

An exhibition by students at The Courtauld Institute of Art

From 18 Jun
Online Exhibition

The first online exhibition from The Courtauld Institute of Art's MA Curating the Art Museum students.

Organised by nine curators spread across the globe – all students of The Courtauld’s MA Curating the Art Museum course – Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday is inspired by a chapter of Somerset House’s history. 

For over 130 years, 8.5 miles of vaults were situated within Somerset House, holding all records of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the UK and archived the wills of the nation.  These curators have chosen over 30 major works from the Arts Council and Courtauld collections, spanning four hundred years of artistic practice, from the seventeenth century to the present day.

The collected works imagine a new national archive in which quiet, everyday moments of human connection and transformation are recorded, rather than recognised rites of passage. Featured artists include Rembrandt Van Rijn, Berthe Morisot, Sunil Gupta, Karl Ohiri and Mikhail Karikis

The Courtauld and Somerset House collaborative digital programme is supported by

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Image: Barbara Walker, Boundary II, 2000. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist and Cristea Roberts Gallery.