What's On

  • Our digital programme continues to expand while the gallery remains temporarily closed for refurbishment.

  • LECTURE SERIES

    'Immigrants and their Art'

     

    Jenny McComas, Curator of European and American Art, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana, USA) presents 3 live lectures on the 7th, 14th and 21st September on the American Immigrant Artist and Gallery experience in New York between 1933-1945.

     

    ÉMIGRÉ ARTISTS AND ART DEALERS IN WORLD WAR II AMERICA

     

    This lecture series explores the challenges and opportunities faced by European artists and art dealers who arrived in the United States in the 1930s, fleeing Nazi persecution and occupation. The lectures will explore questions such as: What did the émigrés contribute to American visual culture and how did they shape the wartime and postwar American art market? How did American culture influence the direction of their own work and priorities? What challenges did they face as they established new careers and forged new connections in a new country? What impact did American antisemitism and rhetoric around immigration have on them?

     

    This important series reflects the principal focus of immigrants and their contribution to art history of the Ben Uri Research Unit.

  • Paul Rosenberg: Picasso’s Dealer in America, Wednesday, 21 September 2022, 6.30 pm BST

    Paul Rosenberg: Picasso’s Dealer in America

    Wednesday, 21 September 2022, 6.30 pm BST

    The renowned French art dealer, famed for promoting such modernist giants as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, had become a refugee as Paris’s Nazi occupiers turned his home into the “Institute for the Study of the Jewish Question” and looted his gallery stock of modernist paintings. This talk will survey Rosenberg’s efforts to reestablish his business abroad and his interest in promoting American artists (such as Marsden Hartley, Max Weber, and Abraham Rattner) alongside the French Cubists.

     

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  • Forthcoming Exhibitions

    Our future physical exhibitions planned to open at our premises at Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, 108A Boundary Rd, London, NW8 0RH, when the remedial works are completed

     

    Dates to be confirmed

  • New Arrivals from Chagall to Wolmark

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

     

    New Arrivals from Chagall to Wolmark

    New Arrivals from Chagall to Wolmark is 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

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

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

    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 and encourage networking opportunities. The inaugural exhibition, held in London’s Grafton Gallery in 1900, went on to become an 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

     

  • Online exhibition of the week

  • Self Portraits from the Ben Uri Collection

    Self Portraits from the Ben Uri Collection

    The credit lines reflect the ownership of artworks at the time of the original display.