UCL Art Museum

Flaxman Gallery, UCL Art Museum
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Over 12,000 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.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Tues - Fri 1:00-5:00 during UCL term time
The collection is open by appointment at all other times

Admission charges

Admission free

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

Collection details

Fine Art

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
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Prize & Prejudice

Prize & Prejudice

  • 24 April — 8 June 2018

Prize & Prejudice is an exhibition and series of programmes dedicated to artistic ambition, struggles and successes of artists emerging from the Slade School of Fine Art during its foundation years. It explores the experience of prize-winning artists, mostly women, now largely forgotten due to prejudice and circumstance.

Suitable for

  • Any age



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.

Rewriting Art History

  • 27 April 2018 1-5pm

Join us to rewrite history by producing your own catalogue for the Prize & Prejudice exhibition over the course of an afternoon with Slade artist Eloise Lawson.

Suitable for

  • Any age



UCL Culture Museums at Night


  • 18 May 2018 6-9pm

A museum curator was found dead, artefacts have gone missing and we need your help to discover the murderer in our midst. Join UCL Museums for an evening of intrigue and subterfuge for Museums at Night.

Suitable for

  • 18+



Sarah Pucil, Detail of Confessions to the Mirror

Confessions to the Mirror

  • 22 May 2018 6:30-9pm

Taking its title from the French Surrealist artist, Claude Cahun’s incomplete memoir (Confidences au miroir, 1945-1954), Confessions to the Mirror animates re-stagings of Cahun’s black and white self-portrait and still–life photographs with voices from her text, collaging and transposing both photographs and words with colour and sound.  The film traces Cahun’s early and later life with her partner Suzanne Malherbe, their political propaganda activity and imprisonment on Jersey Island during the Nazi occupation. The tracing of a life is made conscious through tableaux vivants that project images of the couple’s home from the photographs into a domestic contemporary setting.

Following the screening, Sarah Pucill will be in conversation with art historian Maria Walsh.

Refreshments will be provided.

This screening of Confessions to the Mirror is part of the Prize & Prejudice programmes.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children





The Woman Citizen

Women on Paper

  • 24 May 2018 6-8pm

Historically, women have taken control of the way they are represented by publishing on their own terms. Join artists, writers and publishers to explore how female-led independent publishing, from zines to subverted magazines and art books, is setting new standards for more progressive media.

There will be a display of publications in the afternoon and a talk in the evening./

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children



UCL Art Museum 3451

Instruction and Influence: Women in Art Education

  • 21 June 2018 10am-6pm

This study day in partnership with the Women’s Library at the London School of Economics and Political Science examines ways in which the position of women in British art education has changed since the first women were admitted to the Slade School of Fine Art on equal terms to men just over a hundred years ago, looking at issues of gender equality, work-life balance, professional development, networks of influence and values within higher education in British art. Supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children





UCL Art Museum
South Cloisters
University College London
Gower Street
Greater London







020 7679 2540

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