The 鶹Ƶ Lates – Frank Auerbach

i Somerset House exterior © Rory Lindsay

Join us for The 鶹Ƶ Lates, and enjoy after-hours art, cocktails and music at The 鶹Ƶ Gallery.

The 鶹Ƶ Gallery will open its doors for late-night access until 22:30, giving visitors the chance to enjoy an evening of world-class art, cocktails and music surrounded by The 鶹Ƶ’s collection of masterpieces at Somerset House.

Join us on Fri 24 May 2024 for a last chance to experience our five star exhibition The Griffin Catalyst Exhibition: Frank Auerbach – The Charcoal Heads after hours.

You can also preview Good Morning, Midnight, a new exhibition curated by The 鶹Ƶ’s 2023-24 MA Curating the Art Museum students, and watch a piece of performance art The Touch of the Human Hand, responding to the exhibition by artist Blue Pieta.

Unwind after work and explore masterpieces from The 鶹Ƶ’s world-renowned art collection, such as Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère. Other highlights include the Bloomsbury Room, the Medieval and Early Renaissance gallery, and the magnificent Blavatnik Fine Rooms.

A pop-up bar serving ‘鶹Ƶ Cocktails’ will be open in The 鶹Ƶ Shop on the lower ground floor, while the Art Café will be open all night, with a food station available for a light snack.

Plus live DJ sets in the Gallery Entrance Hall throughout the evening.

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24 May 2024

18:30 – 22:30

Over 18s only. £5- £14

The 鶹Ƶ Gallery 

Ticket price
Includes entry to Frank Auerbach: The Charcoal Heads and the permanent collection.

Adult (over 25): £14
Under 25: £5
Friends go free

Lower Ground Floor

Cocktail Bar & Courtyard Terrace; The 鶹Ƶ Shop.

Guests get 10% off in the shop all evening.

Ground Floor

DJ set in the Entrance Hall
Cocktails in the Art Café and Bar (opposite the main entrance to the Gallery)

First Floor

The Ruddock Family Gallery: Medieval and Early Renaissance

Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery: From the Baroque to Today: New Acquisitions of Works on Paper

Second Floor

Blavatnik Fine Rooms: European Art (1400 – 1800)
Bar

Third Floor

Katja and Nicolai Tangen 20th Century Gallery: Good Morning, Midnight
Bloomsbury Room
Cecily Brown Commission
Weston Gallery: Early Impressionism
LVMH Great Room: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
Denise Coates Exhibition Galleries: The Griffin Catalyst Exhibition: Frank Auerbach – The Charcoal Heads 

Two people sit on a bench admiring artworks in The Griffin Catalyst Exhibition: Frank Auerbach - The Charcoal Heads
The Griffin Catalyst Exhibition: Frank Auerbach - The Charcoal Heads © Fergus Carmichael

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