UCL Art Museum
Over 10,000 works of art make up the collections of UCL Art Museum, from the 1500s to the present day.
Works separated by centuries are linked by a desire to experiment with new materials, theories, and reproduction techniques in order to produce new meanings, share ideas and inspire.
The experimental spirit is present in early printmaking techniques as used by Dürer, studio model books employed in Renaissance artists’ workshops, Neo-classical plaster modelling and pointing machines, the study of the human figure in the life room, Japanese colour woodblocks, screenprinting popular in the 1960s, early computer art of the 1970s and contemporary digital media.
Gallery, Museum, Archive
Mon - Fri 1:00-5:00
The collection is open by appointment at all other times
The College Art Collections contains over 10,000 objects including paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from 1490 - present. Founded in 1847 when sculpture models by the neo-classical artist John Flaxman were given to UCL. These are on display in the Flaxman Gallery and the Strang Print Room. Other areas of the collection: English C18th and C19th prints and drawings, Northern European Renaissance and Baroque prints and drawings, Slade School of Art student work 1895 - present.
Items from this collection
Key artists and exhibits
- John Flaxman
- Albrecht Durer, Apocalypse series
- Anthony van Dyck, Iconographia
- Martin Schongauer
- Hans Burgkmair
- Hendrick Goltzius
- Wenceslaus Hollar
- Rembrandt van Rijn
- Andrea Mantegna
- J. M. W. Turner
- Peter de Wint
- Joseph Wright of Derby
- John Singer Sargent
- John Constable
- Thomas Rowlandson
- Augustus John
- Gwen John
- Stanley Spencer
- William Orpen
- Edward Wadsworth
- Dora Carrington
- David Bomberg
- Rex Whistler
- Paula Rego
- Michael Andrews
- Craigie Aitchison
- Henry Tonks
Roderick Tye: The Human Presence
- 28 September — 18 December 2015 *on now
Roderick Tye: The Human Presence is a new exhibition at UCL Art Museum and the first major re-examination of the work of Roderick Tye (1959-2009), celebrated sculptor and UCL Slade tutor.
Curated by fellow artists from the Slade School of Fine Art, The Human Presence is an experimental installation, combining Tye’s figurative sculptures and drawings with teaching samples from UCL’s pathology, anatomy and art collections, to consider his approach as part of a wider Slade ethos of looking, observing, and valuing culture in the making of art.
‘The Human Presence’ is a collaboration with UCL Art Museum, UCL Pathology Collections, and the Anatomy Laboratory (UCL Department of Cell and Developmental Biology), bringing together never before exhibited human tissue specimens and large-scale anatomical drawings by Charles Bell, UCL’s first Professor of Anatomy.
The exhibition also offers a rare opportunity to see the products of Tye’s later passion for reviving Irish Fly fishing techniques, all in keeping with the theme of life and death and his intense belief in the sheer beauty of being alive.
A programme of free public events accompanies the exhibition, for more information or to book please visit: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/whats-on
- Not suitable for children
UCL Art Museum
South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street
Nearest tubes are Euston Square and Warren Street underground stations.
The Museum is Where the People Are
- 30 October 2015 6:30-9:30pm
UCL believes the Museum is Where the People Are and will be taking the spirit its collections off-site for this special Museums at Night event.
We'll be setting up a Pop-Up museum space in the Timber Lodge cafe on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to celebrate our shared connections with residents and community group members from Stratford East and the surrounding areas.
We'll be working with local community groups and Salmagundi Films to create a film which will be premiered at the event along with music, performances and interactive activities such as the Living Library, The Museum of Me and The Cabinet.
Food and drink will be available to purchase from the bar.
All ages welcome.
To book please go to https://themuseumiswherethepeopleare.eventbrite.co.uk
- Any age
1A Honour Lea Avenue, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Nearest tube stations are Hackney Wick overground and Stratford underground stations.
Services and facilities
UCL Art Museum
University College London
020 7679 2540