• Owing to a recent extensive flash flood in NW London, we regret to inform you that our gallery at 108a Boundary Road, NW8 has had to close to facilitate remedial and damp-proofing work on the lower floor. Please continue to view the website for further updates.


    Although the gallery has to be closed during the remedial refurbishment Ben Uri remains very active online through its lecture series highlighted below, extensive presence on many different art portals and Social Media sites all easily accessible through benuri.org.


    Research Unit:New Lecture series 

    'Immigrants and their Art'


    We are excited to launch this new and revealing series of events, discussions, lectures and tours focusing on ‘Immigrant artists and their art’. These evenings will tell and explore the stories of their journeys and share much that is not widely known about the artists’ lives and impact on their art. This important series reflects the principal focus of immigrants and their contribution to art history of the Ben Uri Research Unit.

  • Amedeo Modigliani, Wednesday 9th February at 6.30pm GMT / 1.30pm ET. Presented on Zoom by Kenneth Wayne

    Modigliani in his studio, photograph by Paul Guillaume, c. 1915

    Amedeo Modigliani

    Wednesday 9th February at 6.30pm GMT / 1.30pm ET. Presented on Zoom by Kenneth Wayne

    Kenneth Wayne founded and is the President of the Modigliani Project in 2013 to research and chronicle the life of Amedeo Modigliani, promote scholarship and secure the artist’s legacy for posterity. Dr Wayne has studied the work of Modigliani for more than 30 years. He holds a Ph.D. from Stamford University; his M.A. in Modern Art from the Courtauld Institute, London; and his B.A. in Art History from the University of California at Berkeley. He also studied Law at Stanford University Law School. He has curated dozens of exhibitions and published extensively.


    Book here
  • Paul Gauguin: Migrations and Emigrations, Tuesday 15th March at 6.30 pm GMT / 1.30pm ET. Presented on Zoom by Ziva...

    Paul Gauguin, Self-Portrait with Halo and Snake, 1889, oil on panel

    Paul Gauguin: Migrations and Emigrations

    Tuesday 15th March at 6.30 pm GMT / 1.30pm ET. Presented on Zoom by Ziva Amishai-Maisels

    Prof. Ziva Amishai-Maisels is a full professor emerita of the Department of Art History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has written on all phases of modern art, concentrating primarily on modern Jewish art, especially on Chagall, as well as on Gauguin, on whom she wrote her doctorate and many articles. She has also produced a major book, Depiction and Interpretation: The Influence of the Holocaust on the Visual Arts. She has lectured extensively both in Israel and abroad on these and other subjects. In 2004, she received the Israel Prize for Art History for her work in Jewish art and for her book on the Holocaust.

  • R.B. Kitaj - An American Painter in London, Wednesday 13th April at 6.30pm GMT / 1.30pm ET. Presented on Zoom...

    R. B. Kitaj, Self-Portrait with Cap, c. 1975-76, lithograph on paper

    R.B. Kitaj - An American Painter in London

    Wednesday 13th April at 6.30pm GMT / 1.30pm ET. Presented on Zoom by Dr Eckhart Gillen.

    Eckhart Gillen, art historian and freelance curator, studied Art History, German and Sociology at the University of Heidelberg, where he received the Doctorate from the Faculty of Philosophy. He has organized numerous exhibitions and published widely on Russian, American, and German art of the twentieth century. Among his exhibition catalogs and books are Amerika – Traum und Depression 1920/40, Akademie der Künste, Berlin 1980; German Art from Beckmann to Richter: Images of a Divided Country, Yale University Press 1997; R.B.Kitaj - The Retrospective, 2012, Jewish Museum Berlin, Jewish Museum London and Hamburger Kunsthalle; Flashes of the Future. The Art of the 68ers, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, 2018; Constructing the World. Art and Economy 1919 to 1939 in USA, Soviet Union and Germany in the Kunsthalle Mannheim, 2018/19. Dr Gillen is adjunct professor of art history at the Film University in Potsdam-Babelsberg since 2011.


    2022 Exhibitions Programme

    On-site exhibitions planned to open at our premises at Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, 108A Boundary Rd, London, NW8 0RH

  • Fresh Paint: New Acquisitions and Long-term Loans, Dates to be confirmed

    Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Circus, 1964, oil on canvas, Ben Uri Collection © Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust


    Fresh Paint: New Acquisitions and Long-term Loans

    Dates to be confirmed

    Fresh Paint celebrates the re-opening of Ben Uri Gallery in Boundary Road (after closure for remedial work following last summer’s flash floods) with an exciting and eclectic exhibition marking new acquisitions and long-term loans to the Ben Uri Collection since 2019. This important selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and lithographs marks the Ben Uri Research Unit’s continuing focus on the Jewish and immigrant contribution to British visual culture since 1900.

    This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of gallerist and curator Agi Katz (1938–2021). 


    A series of events including lectures, virtual exhibitions and an online issuu catalogue will accompany the exhibition with an online curatorial tour by Ben Uri’s Director Sarah MacDougall.


    To read the full press release please click here

  • “Sheer Verve”: The Women’s International Art Club, 02 June – 26 August

    Orovida Pissarro, Ceremonial Dance, 1927, egg tempera on silk, Private Collection, London © The Artist’s Estate

    “Sheer Verve”: The Women’s International Art Club

    02 June – 26 August

    The Women’s International Art Club (WIAC) was founded in Paris in 1898 to give female artists a platform at a time when it was difficult for them to exhibit their work. It also set out to encourage networking opportunities between women artists who were often dismissed by the male art establishment. The inaugural exhibition, held in London’s Grafton Gallery in 1900, went on to become a feted annual event until the club was dissolved in 1978.
    More than a century after the WIAC’s inception, Ben Uri showcases the club’s “sheer verve”, in the words of Arts Review critic Bettina Wadia (26 January 1963) with work from 22 of its collection artists including Sonia Delaunay, Dora Gordine, Clara Klinghoffer, Laura Knight, Orovida Pissarro and Ottilie Tolansky.

    A series of events including lectures, virtual exhibitions and an online issuu catalogue with an essay by WIAC expert Una Richmond, accompanies the exhibition.


    To read the full press release please click here