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Bloomsbury Art & Design

Our special display Bloomsbury Art & Design opened last month. It brings together a wide-ranging selection of work by the remarkable Bloomsbury Group. We asked exhibition curator Dr Rosamund Garrett to tell us about curating the display.  Bloomsbury Art & Design installation. In November I was appointed the new Bridget Riley Art Foundation Curatorial Assistant at TheRead more

A Kiss for Valentine’s Day

Just in time for this year’s Valentine’s Day, The Courtauld Gallery will be displaying Bridget Riley’s famous KISS (1961), on loan from a private collection. Auspiciously coming to Room 14 on 14 February, the aptly Valentine’s themed named work will be available for the public to view at their leisure. Bridget Riley is considered one ofRead more

The word on drawings!

  Reading Drawings is our latest display in the Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery. We asked curator Dr Rachel Hapoienu to tell us about the display and how it came about.  The subject of inscriptions on drawings was an especially enticing one for me to tackle, as my role as the Drawings Cataloguer (IMAF Project) forRead more

A contortionist in the studio

Our Rodin and Dance: The Essence of Movement exhibition is now open. We invited Viola Bruni, Acrobat, Dancer, Movement Director and Teacher to write a blog from her perspective about the works on display. Contortion is not an art that everybody can practice, but Alda Moreno was definitely gifted with the extraordinary flexibility necessary to practice
 this ancient technique.Read more