Now Open 

Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, 108A Boundary Rd, London, NW8 0RH

Open weekdays from  10am - 5pm, Thursdays late until 8 pm

 

Becoming Gustav Metzger, Uncovering the Early Years 1945-59

Covid-restrictions allowing, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum will re-open in St John's Wood on 16 June 2021 with the first UK museum exhibition on radical artist Gustav Metzger for nearly 20 years; this will also be the first exhibition to focus solely on Metzger's early works and is accompanied by a major new publication from the Ben Uri Research Unit with contributions from leading experts in the field. Simultaneously, benuri.org will host a larger and more comprehensive virtual exhibition.

 

Exhibition opening at Boundary Road on the 16th June until the 17 SeptemberMonday-Friday 10am-5pm (Thursdays late, till 8pm)

 

 


 

 

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

    Online 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, 6:30-7pm Opening event

    7 July 2021, 2-1pm Eastern Time and 5-6pm GMT Fritz Ascher Society Lecture

    14 July, 6-7.30pm Discussion panel

    21 July, 6-7pm Film Inaugural 100,000 Newspapers Documentary Film Screening and Discussion with Director, Martin Pickles

    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

     

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  • In Conversation: Refugee Artists and the Ben Uri Collection

    In Conversation: Refugee Artists and the Ben Uri Collection

    Speakers: Sarah MacDougall (Director of Ben Uri) and Aviva Burnstock (Professor of Conservation at The Courtauld)

     

    12:30pm, 15 Jun 2021

    Tuesday 15th June, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

    Free, booking essential

     

    Register and find out more here