Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

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The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art opened in London in 1998. Its new home - a Grade II listed Georgian building - was restored with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and contains six galleries, an art library, cafe and bookshop. The Collection is known internationally for its core of Futurist works, as well as figurative art and sculpture dating from 1890 to the 1950s.

During their 1947 honeymoon in Switzerland, Eric and Salome Estorick discovered Umberto Boccioni’s book Futurist Painting and Sculpture (1914) which marked the beginning of their passion for Italian art. Before returning to England the newlyweds visited the studio of the erstwhile Futurist Mario Sironi in Milan, where Estorick bought ‘hundreds and hundreds of drawings and as many pictures as I could get into my Packard Convertible Roadster’. The couple travelled to Italy frequently during the late 1940s and 1950s, meeting and befriending major artists of the day, and adding to their impressive collection of artworks.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum

Opening hours

Wed-Sat 1100-1800
(First Thu of each month 1100-2000)
Sun 1200-1700

Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays

Admission charges

Adults £5.00
Concessions £3.50
Free entry for students

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass
Getting there

Rail/Underground
Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line), 4 stops from Oxford Circus and 1 stop from Kings Cross. London Overground (formerly Silverlink Metro) to Highbury and Islington Station. Network Southeast to Essex Road Station.

Buses
271 to door; 4, 19, 30, 43 to Upper Street/Canonbury Lane; 38, 56, 73, 341 to Essex and Canonbury Roads

We have two bike racks located in the gallery garden

Collection details

Archives, Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Giacomo Balla
  • Umberto Boccioni
  • Carlo Carra
  • Gino Severini
  • Giorgio de Chirico
  • Amedeo Modigliani
  • Giorgio Morandi
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.
1970's Abstract Painting, Colour Gradients- red, green, blue, orange

The Experience of Colour: Astrazione Oggettiva Late Event

  • 13 May 2016 6-10pm

Join us for a late opening to explore The Experience of Colour: Astrazione Oggettiva to a soundtrack of avant-garde Italian music from the era selected by Clive Graham, experimental musician and founder of Paradigm Records. Later into the night, music will be accompanied by artist Colour-Collider who will be traversing the spectrum with a liquid light show performance. Our garden and indoor cafe Burro e Salvia will be open all evening offering special Italian drinks and food to enjoy.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5 Adult Admission, £3.50 Concession ( OAP, JSA, Disabled) £2.50 National Art Pass Holders Free for full time students

Website

http://estorickcollection.com/exhibitions/

Getting there

Rail/Underground
Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line), 4 stops from Oxford Circus and 1 stop from Kings Cross. London Overground (formerly Silverlink Metro) to Highbury and Islington Station. Network Southeast to Essex Road Station.

Buses
271 to door; 4, 19, 30, 43 to Upper Street/Canonbury Lane; 38, 56, 73, 341 to Essex and Canonbury Roads

We have two bike racks located in the gallery garden

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
39a Canonbury Square
London
Greater London
N1 2AN
England

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Website

www.estorickcollection.com

E-mail

curator@estorickcollection.com

Telephone

020 7704 9522

Fax

020 7704 9531

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