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.
Joan Eardley, Sheila Fell, Eva Frankfurther, Josef Herman and L S Lowry

Refiguring the 50s: Joan Eardley, Sheila Fell, Eva Frankfurther, Josef Herman and L S Lowry

  • 14 November 2014 — 22 February 2015 *on now

Spanning the years 1945-64 and featuring some 50 works including paintings, works on paper and related ephemera from more than 20 lenders, both public and private, it showcases the range, inventiveness and often widely differing approaches to figuration and practice by these five painters in this pivotal postwar period.

Each artist was associated with a particular place: Eardley – Townhead in Glasgow; Fell, the mining community and landscape of her native Aspatria, Cumbria; Frankfurther – London's East End and its multi-cultural working-class communities; Herman – Ystradgynlais in South Wales with its indigenous mining community; and Lowry – his hometown of Manchester and its industrial, multi-peopled cityscape.

This exhibition links these five artists by uncovering a network of relationships, both personal and professional, and their shared exploration of particular artistic concerns and motifs. This exhibition is one of the outcomes of the Eva Frankfurther Research and Curatorial Fellowship for the Study of Emigré Artists.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art with contributions from leading scholars in the field including Christopher Andreae, Dr Margaret Garlake, Cate Haste, David Herman, Claire Stewart and Dr Judith Walsh

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

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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