Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
4.5
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art houses a rare display of masterful works by the top 20th-century Italian futurist artists including Balla, Boccioni, Carrá, Serverini, and Russolo.
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Brian Parker
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When the cafe lets you down. Badly
Nov 2021 • Solo
Amazing collection. First time in god knows how long full collection on display 10/10. Then cafe. No price list. I wonder why. £3.50 for an espresso. Served by the surliest person in “hospitality”. To quote her “tell my boss” How to destroy the reputation of an amazing gallery by appalling service and a complete rip off minus/10
Written November 19, 2021
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Karlos359
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia150 contributions
Italian Art and Culture
Oct 2021 • Solo
Tucked away in NE London is a truly wonderful collection of 20th Century Italian Art still owned by the family. I started my visit off in the little cafe there eating homemade Italian food served by a lovely lady from Naples. The collection is home to some of the big name hitters of Italian art and also some lesser known ones. My visit coincided with a talk by the artist Paul Coldwell who delighted us with love of Giorgio Morandi and how it has influenced his own works, some of which were on display. The Professor even treated us to a couple of his lockdown poems. A wonderful afternoon spent in the company of Bella Italia is always a winner for this Italianophile.
Written October 24, 2021
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futtock21
London, UK11,091 contributions
The entire collection - uncut
Oct 2021 • Solo
The Estorick Collection of 20th century Italian Art housed in a Georgian townhouse just off Canonbury Square usually features special exhibitions in its largest ground floor galleries. So it is quite a delight to see this trend reversed with all three floors showing the entire collection but with an upstairs room of Morandi still lives supplemented by sculptures by Paul Caldwell (b1952). This affords an opportunity to present some of the gallery’s greatest works by the likes of Balla, Boccioni and Severini in the grandest of spaces. But still with plenty of room for displays of Modigliani, Marini and de Chirico. There is also a pleasant cafe with an outdoor garden patio and a bookshop selling biographies of Italian artists some of previous exhibitions held here and published by the gallery itself.
Written October 16, 2021
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Sharon M
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Great gallery v expensive cafe
Aug 2021
Lovely gallery and shop but vastly overpriced restaurant £3 for a cup, not even a pot of tea and when asked for some extra hot water we were told that this is not normally done but would be an exception and we got tiny little milk jugs of hot water to make some extra tea- £3 for a Portuguese custard pastry... that will teach me to check the menu in future before I buy! Service charged automatically and then I was asked if I would like to leave a tip.... well what is service charge if it is not a tip? Hey ho. Great art great gallery, cakes lovely but expensive.
Written August 19, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your experience at the Estorick Collection. We are sorry that your experience in the onsite café did not live up to your expectations and was not good enough. We have spoken to the company that runs the café about your comments, so that they can improve their service and gratuity practices in future. We hope that, despite your last unsatisfactory trip, you will visit the museum again and have a better experience. Best wishes, Luke Alder
Written October 19, 2021
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BalastarGalactica
London, UK5 contributions
Terrible, upsetting customer service.
Jul 2021
Unfortunately our visit was completely ruined by staff.

We are a BAME family. We bought our entry as we walked in but were advised that there were no paper tickets or even the usual stickers due to Covid. We then went for coffee next to the reception, then after our drinks proceeded into the gallery. New reception staff called us and asked if we had paid and we advised that we had.

However shortly afterward we were chased into the gallery by staff who asked if we were sure we had paid and what was our name - asking us to point to it on the list. We advised that we hadn't booked online but paid on entry and he continued to make a scene demanding I show him our names on the list, and I had to repeat that I had at no point given my name so it would not be there and eventually he left us in peace.

This was very embarrassing especially for the children. I clarified on the way out that the error was theirs, but there was no apology offered. The experience left us unable to enjoy the small collection with some beautiful pieces, but which do require some level of internal calm to appreciate.
Written July 14, 2021
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We are so sorry to hear about this and would like to offer my sincere apologies for the experience you had at the Estorick Collection. We are a small and friendly museum and aim to make all our visitors feel comfortable and welcome. But on this occasion we made some mistakes. Because of COVID, we are not issuing physical tickets at the moment and most of our visitors book online. For those people who come to the gallery without pre booking, we are able to sell tickets if we have COVID-safe capacity – which was the case on the day of your visit. Normally with walk-up ticket sales, we make a note of our visitors’ names and contact details, but on this occasion, we failed to do so, relying only on your registering with the Track and Trace app, which you kindly did. Then there was a staff changeover in the time between your purchasing your tickets and entering the museum, due to your visit to the caffe. We think the mix up was compounded because we had not booked the children in; even though entry to under 18s is free, current COVID restrictions require us to book in all visitors. Additionally, we need to observe time slots to limit numbers in the galleries. The volunteer staff member who sold you the tickets should have made that clearer to you, so that you could have told them about your visit to the caffe and booked your museum visit time accordingly. I take full responsibility for these mistakes and although I know our explanation won’t make up for your spoiled visit, I do hope we will see you at the museum again. Please contact me at curator@estorickcollection.com as I will be more than happy to hear from you - Roberta Cremoncini, Director, Estorick Collection
Written August 2, 2021
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futtock21
London, UK11,091 contributions
Olivier Debre
Jun 2021 • Solo
The Estorick like so many other institutions has finally come out of its enforced hibernation and is now presenting its first new exhibition since Covid. Three out of its seven galleries exhibit a selection of works which must surely represent an unusual choice for a gallery housing a collection of 20th century Italian art, namely the works of Frenchman Olivier Debre (1920-1999). On the first floor ate some early calligraphic works in gouache and ink with an evident Japanese influence. However it is his large abstract canvases in the two ground floor galleries which represent his mature style. Influenced by natural phenomena at their best they feel as if Rothko had met Turner. Not geometric or even mathematical like Marc Vaux or based on remembered domestic experiences like Howard Hodgkin his works nevertheless reveal him as their equal.
Written July 3, 2021
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futtock21
London, UK11,091 contributions
Tulio Crali Flies Back
Jul 2020 • Solo
The Estorick Collection of Modern Art situated in a Georgian building just off Canonbury Square is one of my favourite art galleries. Although small I never tire of the ever-changing permanent collection which runs the entire gamut of 20th century Italian art from the futurists such as Balla, Severini (his pointillistic Boulevard of 1910-11 is one of the true highlights of Italian art) and Boccioni to the supreme equine sculptures of Marino Marini, the (literally) potty female forms of Campigli or the still-lives of Morandi. But there are also temporary exhibitions which rarely fail to prove enlightening such as the resurrected survey of the life and works of Tulio Crali, a sort of futurist born in Zadar, Croatia whose mesmerising vision of a pilot descending into a whirlwind of skyscrapers is one of the many high points of this exhibition. A sort of earlier Italian version of Peter Lanyon perhaps? Collages of machinery, a flurry of bits of human anatomy in a mask and a room of bizarre sculptures made out of found objects also feature.
Written July 16, 2020
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brufam1
Consett, UK4 contributions
Tullio Crali
Feb 2020 • Couples
Went today to see the Tullio Crali exhibition and it was excellent. Brilliant work well display and comprehensively explained. Really very good indeed
Written February 26, 2020
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Peter J
Chichester, UK415 contributions
Excellent gallery
Feb 2020
We had not been to the Estorick Gallery for many years but came to see the Crali exhibition which was excellent. I have always enjoyed looking at Futurist paintings and this is a great gallery to see them. I will come again sometime. The cafe is nice but expensive.
Written February 23, 2020
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Ian P
Colchester, UK39 contributions
Well-curated exhibitions of Modern Italian art in a nice space
Feb 2020
Our second visit to the Estorick - always interesting and informative special exhibitions. The permanent collection is interesting but the special exhibitions give a fascinating (and refreshingly non-English) insight to artistic movements and their interaction with political and social events. The next exhibition starting April 22nd is mid-20th Century textile design from Genoa - can't wait.
There is a little cafe serving tasty looking warm luches, but on a rainy day when they can't use the courtyard it fills up fast.
Written February 18, 2020
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