Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

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

Website

www.estorickcollection.com

E-mail

curator@estorickcollection.com

Telephone

020 7704 9522

Fax

020 7704 9531

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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

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

Roman Ostia: Ancient Ruins, Modern Art

  • 24 September — 21 December 2014 *on now

This stimulating exhibition, spanning two millennia, juxtaposes antiquities from the important archaeological site of Ostia Antica, near Rome, with the work of two modern Italian artists: Umberto Mastroianni (1910-1998) and Ettore de Conciliis (b. 1941).

Through the juxtaposition of contrasting works from two widely diverse cultures, we can reflect not only on the gulf separating our own ideas of beauty from those of our ancestors, but also how alien the cultural artefacts of today may one day seem to our own descendants.

Website

http://www.estorickcollection.com/exhibitions/

View across Italian tile rooftops

Renato Guttuso: Painter of Modern Life

  • 14 January — 4 April 2015

Renato Guttuso (1911-1987) is one of Italy’s most widely respected modern painters. Toward the end of the 1930s, his characteristic brand of expressionist realism vividly conveyed the angst of a generation that wanted its art to reflect the urgency of contemporary life.

Rebelling against both the formalism of abstract painting and the naturalism advocated by those within Fascism’s cultural establishment who admired Nazi aesthetics, Guttuso played a key role in forging a style that went on to dominate Italian art through the immediate post- war years. Resolutely ‘popular’, his imagery continued to chronicle the nation’s frequently turbulent social and political life for over forty years.

Organised in collaboration with Galleria d’Arte Maggiore, Bologna.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00, Concessions £3.50
National Art Pass, £2.50
Free to school children and full time students with valid NUS ID card.
Admission to café and shop free.

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.
Mosaic showing dove around a fountain with a patterned border

Roman Ostia: Ancient Ruins Modern Art

  • 24 September — 21 December 2014 *on now

This stimulating exhibition, spanning two millennia, juxtaposes antiquities from the important archaeological site of Ostia Antica, near Rome, with the work of two modern Italian artists: Umberto Mastroianni (1910-1998) and Ettore de Conciliis (b. 1941).

Through the juxtaposition of contrasting works from two widely diverse cultures, we can reflect not only on the gulf separating our own ideas of beauty from those of our ancestors, but also how alien the cultural artefacts of today may one day seem to our own descendants.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00, Concessions £3.50
National Art Pass, £2.50
Free to school children and full time students with valid NUS ID card.
Admission to café and shop free.

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

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