In 2019, the Courtauld was delighted to announce the support of McQueens Flowers as a Founding Partner of their new Corporate Partnerships Programme. Through this partnership, McQueens Flowers also introduced an individual donor to The Courtauld to support the vibrant activity, research and practice of Dr Alexandra Gerstein, now the McQueens Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, and Associated Programmes: Illuminating Objects and the Sculptural Processes Group.
The Courtauld Gallery to reopen in November 2021
The Courtauld Gallery will open its doors on Friday 19th November 2021 following the most significant modernisation project in its history, providing a transformed home for one of the UK’s greatest art collections. The Courtauld’s much-loved collection, which belongs to the Samuel Courtauld Trust and ranges from the Middle Ages to the 20th century – will be completely redisplayed and reinterpreted. These enhanced spaces will allow The Courtauld to give visitors greater insight into its collections, teaching and research and enable inspiring encounters with its great works of art. In addition, two brand new galleries will provide a beautiful new home for The Courtauld’s acclaimed programme of temporary exhibitions.
Our floral installation, En Plein Air, commissioned by The Courtauld Institute of Art during the 2019 Venice Biennale draws inspiration from The Courtauld’s collection and the mastery of its creators.The beautiful installation, designed and installed by the McQueens Flower School team, is a bold and playful art piece that dramatically magnifies the beauty of an artists’ individual brush stroke in striking monochromatic bursts of colour.