COVID-19 Update 

As we continue to navigate these challenging times, Ben Uri is closed to the public and will re-open on the spring of 2021. We anticipate, and very much hope, the pandemic will be in decline and the gallery will be safe and secure for you to visit.


Gustav Metzger

Pandemic allowing, we will re-open with the first UK museum exhibition for nearly 20 years and the first focusing purely on Metzger's early works. Simultaneously will host an even more comprehensive virtual exhibition. Ben Uri Research Unit will publish a monograph focusing on this period to coincide with the exhibitions.


Please watch this space for a full programme of virtual events in the run-up to the launch of the exhibitions.


Research Unit 2021 Lecture series 

The Ben Uri Research Unit is excited to launch a diverse and engaging lecture series addressing its focus of the Jewish and immigrant contribution to British visual culture since 1900.


  • Gustav Metzger, Head of E. Royalton-Kisch, 1950 Courtesy of The Gustav Metzger Foundation

    Gustav Metzger, Head of E. Royalton-Kisch, 1950

    Courtesy of The Gustav Metzger Foundation

    Becoming Gustav Metzger, Uncovering the Early Years 1945-59

    Events Programme

    28 April, 6-7pm Curatorial Introduction
    12 May, 6-7pm Prepare for the opening by understanding more about Metzger’s oeuvre
    15 June, 6-7pm Opening event
    14 July, 6-7.30pm Discussion panel
    28 July, 6-7.30pm International panel explore the themes of ecology and activism in Metzger’s oeuvre
    18 August, 6-7pm ‘On visiting Wittgenstein’s grave with Gustav Metzger’
    9 September, 6-7pm Insights into Metzger's practice and life


    Discover more