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

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.

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 *on now

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

  • 30 June 2015 7-9pm
  • 7 July 2015 7-9pm
  • 14 July 2015 7-9pm

Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience life drawing within the intimate setting of the Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, London. Beginners and experienced artists alike are welcome!

Participants will enjoy a private, after hours viewing of our current exhibition and expert tuition from an experienced art tutor. Easels and art materials are all provided. Beginners and experienced artists alike are welcome!

Places are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Concessionary tickets are available
please call the gallery on 0207 604 3991 to order.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£16 adults, £13.50 concessions

Website

http://www.benuri.org.uk/public/news.php?news=life-drawing-multiple-dates

Life Drawing class at Ben Uri

Life Drawing, Digital Art Classes & Free Family Fun surrounded by art with the Ben Uri Gallery

  • 27 May — 14 July 2015 *on now

Ben Uri is hosting our popular life drawing classes throughout June and July which offer a unique opportunity to experience life drawing within the intimate setting of the gallery. In June we'll also also host our innovative iPad Art classes. Led by experienced digital artist and tutor, Paul Kercal, participants will explore a range of styli, paint apps and photograph manipulation to produce their own digital masterpieces.

Families are always welcome and our free weekend and holiday events offer an exciting range of art activities to engage children and parents alike. Explore our current exhibition, No Set Rules, with a choice of two family Sunday events in May and July, featuring a children’s learning trail and exciting art activity.

May will also host a special, one-off family event to celebrate and explore Ben Uri’s collaborative exhibition with the Royal College of Music, Arts in Harmony. Join their learning team to explore the links between history and music as you create your own songs!

Life Drawing Classes – 30 June, 7 July, 14 July
All classes 19:00-21:00
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, 108a Boundary Road, London, NW8 0RH.
Tickets cost £16.00 each. Concessions rates are available. Book online at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/ben-uri-gallery-and-museum-8023640055

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience life drawing within the intimate setting of the Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, London. Beginners and experienced artists alike are welcome! Participants will enjoy a private, after hours viewing of our current exhibition and expert tuition from an experienced art tutor. Easels and art materials are all provided. All proceeds help to support the work of the charity.

iPad Art Classes – 18 June, 25 June
All classes 19:00-21:00
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, 108a Boundary Road, London, NW8 0RH.
Tickets cost £20.00 each, or £18.00 each if attending more than one session. Concessions rates are available. Book at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/ben-uri-gallery-and-museum-8023640055

Take inspiration from our current exhibition, No Set Rules, as you work on an iPad to explore a range of styli, paint apps and photograph manipulation and produce your own digital masterpiece!
This session is led by an expert tutor and is part of a 4-week course. Come to just this one class or treat yourself to more than one at a special discounted rate.
All proceeds help to support the work of the charity.

Free Family Art Day – 31 May, 12 July
FREE Both sessions 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, 108a Boundary Road, London, NW8 0RH.
Suitable for ages 5+. These events are free but booking is essential. Book at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/ben-uri-gallery-and-museum-8023640055

Join us in the gallery for two hours of creativity and inspiration. Explore the exhibition, No Set Rules, with a specially designed learning trail and create your very own work of art to take home!

Arts in Harmony Family Workshop – 27 May
FREE, 10:30am
RCM Museum of Music, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS
Book through the Royal College of Music website at http://www.rcm.ac.uk/events/listings/details/?id=748300

Visit the RCM Museum of Music for an exciting family workshop as we follow the migration of émigré artists and musicians who settled in the UK during and after WW1.
Explore musical life at that time, looking at how cultures came together to celebrate their own music and art and experimented with new ideas. Taking inspiration from the museum’s Arts in Harmony temporary exhibition, you’ll also create our own songs and music. All musical abilities are welcome and if you play your own instrument we would love you to bring it along. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact:
Aimée Taylor | aimeet@benuri.org
Edward Dickenson | edwardd@benuri.org

Admission

iPad Classes - Tickets cost £20.00 each, or £18.00 each if attending more than one session. Concessions rates are available.
Life Drawing - Tickets cost £16.00 each. Concessions rates are available.
Family Fun and Arts in Harmony Family Workshop - 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.

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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