Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art

Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art
108a Boundary Road
London
Greater London
NW8 0RH
England

Website

Website

www.benuri.org.uk

E-mail

info@benuri.org.uk

Telephone

020 7604 3991

Fax

020 7604 3992

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Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art, is Britain's oldest Jewish cultural organisation. It was established in 1915 in London's East End to provide support for the many Jewish artists and craftspeople.
Its mission for this new century is to inform the widest public in Britain and abroad of the life, work and contribution of British and European artists of Jewish descent examined alongside their contemporaries as a seamless part of the rich mosaic of the National cultural heritage.
Important exhibitions held during the last years have seen the Ben Uri Gallery establish a national and international position. Exhibitions include: Mark Gertler, Jacob Epstein, Jacob Kramer, Abram Games, Marc Chagall

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Summer: Mon - Fri 10am - 5.30pm Summer
Winter (1 Nov to 1 Mar): Mon - Thurs 10am - 5.30pm / Fri 10am - 3pm
Sun - 12 - 4pm
Closed: Sat

Admission charges

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.

The Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art boasts a permenant collection of over 200 British and European artists reflecting close to 1300 works of art across all mediums. The society aims to develop its wide range of cultural activities and to establish a permenant home for the collection. 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. More contemporary anglo- Jewish artists include Julie Held and David Breuer-Weil.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Roman Halter, Reclining Figure (After Henry Moore), 1986

Roman Halter: Life and Art Through Stained Glass

  • 11 April — 8 June 2014 *on now

Halter is best known and remembered as a survivor of the Holocaust (the Shoah) who channelled his relentless energy to ensure that young people, regardless of background, recognised and understood the extent of the evil and genocide of the past and the frightening but persistent reality of the potential for repetition.

The exhibition, featuring over 70 works, includes examples of his stained glass and preparatory ‘cartoons’, revealing that Halter used his architectural skills and the intricacies of stained glass as the foundation and structure for his paintings and drawings.

Halter’s stained glass designs are as much about the symbolic as the aesthetic qualities of light. The exhibition celebrates a remarkable man devoted to the design of pure colour and light in spite of the darkest childhood experiences – life and art through stained glass.

Background information:

Halter was born in 1927 in Chodecz, a small village in northern Poland, and was the seventh and youngest child of a traditional Jewish family. At the outbreak of war, in 1939, when Halter was 12, the family were deported to the infamous Lodz Ghetto, some 50 miles away. It was during the horrors of this imprisonment that his grandfather, a constant companion and mentor during these early and most influential years, made Halter promise to tell the story of the Holocaust ‘when’ and not ‘if’ he survived. His grandfather’s entreaty was a frequent refrain throughout Halter’s long career as an artist and narrator of the atrocities he experienced and to which he himself bore witness, to which this exhibition is a further tribute.

Website

http://www.benuri.org.uk/public/?event-details=45

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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