Morgan Stanley Late at Somerset House with The Courtauld, 19th April – The life of the Bloomsbury Group: their art, textiles and rugs
Join us in the Art Cafe at Somerset House, London, on Wednesday 19th April between 18:30 – 19:30 to hear about the lives of the Bloomsbury Group, some of 20th century’s most radical artists, writers and thinkers, that include Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Lytton Strachey. Under the direction of art critic Roger Fry, the Omega Workshops was born, combining his utopian commercial vision with an avant-garde ambition.
Find out how Christopher Farr has worked with original Bloomsbury Group artwork from the Courtauld Gallery’s important collection of Omega Workshops designs; now available to purchase as limited edition hand made rugs. From selecting the designs, to translating the artworks, Christopher Farr utilised their extensive experience of working with artists and their estates, including Peter Doig and Terry Frost.
Be part of the conversation with Alexandra Gerstein, Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Courtauld Gallery, and Dr Darren Clarke, Head of Research and Collections at Charleston and Matthew Bourne, co-founder of Christopher Farr.
See the full line up for the Morgan Stanley Lates at Somerset House with the Courtauld on the Courtauld website. Taking place across the year, these special one-off nights offer after-hours access and activities hosted by artists and curators, plus delicious food pop-ups and bars, with 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.
Book tickets here on the Somerset House website for Wednesday 19th April.
The ‘After Hours’ event highlights include Curator Tours of the Peter Doig exhibition, Sony World Photography Awards, the new courtyard commission by Somerset House from the Mumbai based artist Jitish Kallat in his first major public commission in the UK, and ‘the Sound of Us by Nabihah Iqbal, musician , producer and DJ.
Read more about Charleston, the former home and studio of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.
See limited edition Omega Workshops rugs on the Courtauld shop.
See limited edition Duncan Grant rug on the Charleston shop.