Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London: Art, Identity, Migration

Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London: Art, Identity, Migration
108a Boundary Road
London
Greater London
NW8 0RH
England

Website

Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London: Art, Identity, Migration

http://benuri.org.uk/

E-mail

Ben Uri Gallery and Museum

info@benuri.org.uk

Telephone

020 7604 3991

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Front window of the Ben Uri Gallery Museum, refecting the buildings opposite
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Ben Uri is an Art Museum and educational charity, founded in July 1915 in Whitechapel, East London.
Known as ‘The Art Museum for Everyone’ the museum collection and programming both focus on the universal themes of Art, Identity and Migration.
The Ben Uri Collection is internationally recognised and encompasses over 1300 works, principally from the start of the 20thcentury including Auerbach, Bomberg, Chagall, Epstein, Gertler, Grosz, Kossoff, Liebermann, Pissarro, Solomon, Soutine, Ury & Wolmark.
Ben Uri present 4 major exhibitions a year - see web for details.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Monday: 1 - 5.30pm
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5.30pm,
Saturday - Sunday: 11 - 5pm

Admission charges

Admission free

Getting there

How to travel to Ben Uri

By rail: Underground stations St Johns Wood, Swiss Cottage, and Maida Vale are about 15 minutes walk away; West Hampstead and Kilburn High Road London Overground stations are also within walking distance.

By bus: Buses 189 and 139 stop at the junction of Abbey Road and Boundary Road. Bus 31 Stops at the junction of Belsize Road and Abbey Road, a short walk from Boundary Road. Go to Transport for London to plan your journey by rail or bus.

Driving: There is metered car parking on Boundary Road and there is also a disabled parking bay in Boundary Road.

Additional info

Access: The gallery welcomes disabled people and endeavours to care for all needs. We regret that access to galleries and lavatories is extremely difficult with a steep staircase. We are able to assist visitors who use wheelchairs if notified in advance.

Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London: Art, Identity, Migration Collection is internationally recognised and encompasses over 1300 works, principally from the start of the 20th century, by some 385 artists originating from 35 different countries including Chagall, Liebermann, Pissarro, Soutine, Ury alongside Auerbach, Bomberg, Epstein, Gertler, Kitaj, Kossoff, Solomon and Wolmark. A permanent collection of over 200 British and European artists, 67% of the artists are émigré, 33% are contemporary and 27% women.
The society aims to develop its wide range of cultural activities and to establish a permanent home for the collection. Access to the collection is provided through exhibitions including touring, collection loans, publications, academic and public presentations, nationwide learning programmes, social health and extensively through the internet. A number of sponsorship opportunities are available.

Collection details

Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Key artists in the permenant collection include Frank Auerbach, Mark Gertler, David Bomberg, Jacob Epstein, Jacob Kramer, Leon Kossof, R B Kitaj, Martin Bloch, Arthir Segal and Alfred Wolmark.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The A–Z of Elimu Carnival Band, 1980–2014

  • 4 — 31 March 2015 *on now

The Elimu Band are a carnival band that started in 1980 and have been based at Paddington Arts since 2001. Paddington Arts is home to the Elimu band members in the lead up to carnival, while they plan, choreograph, rehearse, design and make costumes in preparation for the final performance at Notting Hill each year.

History of the Elimu Carnival Band will exploring themes such as Creativity and Family, inviting band members and relatives to share their memories, photographs, artefacts and costumes. Comprising of short films, photographs and archive material as well as costumes and costume designs, the exhibition will be an archive of the band’s past as well providing an overview of the history of the Notting Hill Carnival.

This exhibition will be accompanied by an education programme of film screenings and carnival arts workshops, taking place at both Ben Uri and Paddington Arts.

No Set Rules: A century of selected works on paper from the Schlee Collection, Southampton and the Ben Uri Collection, London

  • 14 April — 14 June 2015

As Ben Uri embarks upon its centenary year, we are delighted to announce a collaborative exhibition with Southampton City Art Gallery, bringing together selected works from the Philip Schlee collection of drawings, prints and paintings by 20th century and contemporary artists working in Britain between 1920 and 2004 and resonant works on paper from Ben Uri’s own collection.

Comprising 55 works celebrating the diversity and richness of both collections, and encompassing Ben Uri’s remarkable first century, it covers a wide range of subject matter from figuration to abstraction and includes paired works by modern British artists Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Jane Joseph, Leon Kossoff, Michael Rothenstein, Glenn Sujo and Edward Toledano, who are each represented in both collections. Work is also included by artists Gillian Ayres, Sandra Blow, Bernard Cohen, Roger Hilton, David Hockney, Peter Lanyon, Christopher Le Brun, Sarah Lightman, Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland and John Virtue, who have each contributed significantly to this century of art.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.benuri.org.uk/public/?forthcoming-exhibitions

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Life Drawing Classes

  • 10 March 2015 7-9pm
  • 17 March 2015 7-9pm
  • 31 March 2015 7-9pm

Ben Uri is delighted to announce new dates for our Life Drawing course, supporting our new exhibition, Notting Hill Carnival - The A-Z of the Elimu Carnival Band.

Places strictly limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.
If you would be interested in attending, please call the gallery on 0207 604 3991 or email edwardd@benuri.org

Suitable for

Admission

Each class costs just £15.00 - all materials included.

Website

http://www.benuri.org.uk/public/news.php

Getting there

How to travel to Ben Uri

By rail: Underground stations St Johns Wood, Swiss Cottage, and Maida Vale are about 15 minutes walk away; West Hampstead and Kilburn High Road London Overground stations are also within walking distance.

By bus: Buses 189 and 139 stop at the junction of Abbey Road and Boundary Road. Bus 31 Stops at the junction of Belsize Road and Abbey Road, a short walk from Boundary Road. Go to Transport for London to plan your journey by rail or bus.

Driving: There is metered car parking on Boundary Road and there is also a disabled parking bay in Boundary Road.

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