Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London: Art, Identity, Migration

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Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London: Art, Identity, Migration

Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London: Art, Identity, Migration
4.5
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Ben Uri is an Art Museum and educational charity, founded in July 1915 in Whitechapel, East London. Known as 'The Art Museum for Everyone' the museum collection and programming both focus on the universal themes of Art, Identity and Migration. The Ben Uri Collection is internationally recognised and encompasses over 1300 works, principally from the start of the 20thcentury including Auerbach, Bomberg, Chagall, Epstein, Gertler, Grosz, Kossoff, Liebermann, Pissarro, Solomon, Soutine, Ury and Wolmark. Ben Uri present 4 major exhibitions a year - see web for details.
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  • Kilburn High Road • 6 min walk
  • Kilburn Park • 9 min walk

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WillaminaS
Willesden, UK120 contributions
Great Gallery & exhibit Modern Couples
Dec 2018 • Friends
I loved this Gallery great floor and lighting. This exhibit Modern Couples is on thru February I think. It was great for people who love art from 1900 to 1965 I believe. The exhibit creatures artist couples who inspired and created while in relationships. I found it exhilarating and unique. The pieces are unique and the writquotes are magnificent. Worth going to. I hope it comes to the USA. It was such a fresh look at these artists and their thoughts and feelings.
Written December 15, 2018
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NigelL L
County Londonderry, UK2 contributions
David Bomberg exhibition September 2018
Sep 2018 • Solo
An excellent show in a calm domestic setting. Very informative captions and displays. No noisy crowds.
Written September 17, 2018
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Milly_holiday
Beckenham19 contributions
Ben Uri Gallery exhibition of David Bomberg's work
Jul 2018 • Friends
We went there specifically to see the Bomberg exhibition. The gallery is in a small building (looks like it was a shop in times passed). It is in a residential area with several other shops, restaurants and cafes in the street. Note there are no refreshments in the gallery itself.
While the gallery is small, the staff are extremely professional and polite, taking you through the admission fee (note it is free, certainly for this exhibition, if you possess at Art Fund card!).
The Bomberg exhibition is a delight and the gallery curators certainly know their stuff.
They summarise his introduction to art, rise, commissioning as war artist, personal life and traumas. There are even unique Bomberg family photographs and correspondence. The notes that accompany the paintings reveal the soul of the artist - this is excellent and loving art research and curation.
The visit is worth your time. There is an excellent catalogue and the shop also has back catalogs of not only Jewish immigrant art exhibitions but also of other immigrant artists too.
Written July 18, 2018
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TravelReviewer1983
Sde Eliezer, Israel5,197 contributions
Beautiful
Apr 2018 • Solo
I came here on a Friday morning and really enjoyed the beautiful artwork that was displayed over the two levels.

Staff we very friendly and helpful too.

Written April 13, 2018
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hilary d
London, UK387 contributions
ben uri gallery 18.2.18
Feb 2018 • Family
still on our quest to visit every art gallery and museum in London,my daughter,husband and me took a trip to this very charming little gallery in an equally charm part of London.the current exhibition is a collection of illustrations of shakespeares play the tempest by marc Chagall.very interesting and well presented.
Written February 23, 2018
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Susanne W
107 contributions
Lovely surprise
Nov 2017 • Solo
Visited the Ben Uri Gallery to see the very rare illustrations of Shakespeare ' s play 'The Tempest ' by Marc Chagall which he had drawn at the end of his career, shortly before his death.
Delightful and playful, full of mischievous creatures and a conquering love story, the play's drawings reflect the artist's own life and love of his wife and native village in his usual whimsical style.
Hung with care over two floors, the exhibition is a real little gem and a must for Art lovers.
The helpful and informative gallery staff certainly reflect the care Ben Uri Gallery has taken to bring these rare pictures to the Public. So glad I came here. Highly recommended!
Written November 6, 2017
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Susan M
LONDON1 contribution
Excellent collection
May 2017 • Friends
Very well presented with great labelling..fascinating stories
good selection of books
easy to find
near places to eat
well done thank you
Written May 13, 2017
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Fischels
Herzliya, Israel251 contributions
Ben Uri Gallery
Apr 2017 • Couples
This is a most interesting gallery devoted to the art of immigrants to the UK with a special focus on German Jews. It is a small gallery, too small given the size of the collection, but most interesting. It is a unique place and one can only hope they will manage to move to a larger location.
Written April 27, 2017
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chgLondon48
Hampstead Norreys, UK53 contributions
the art is worth the trip
Apr 2017 • Couples
This is a small but really worthwhile art gallery just north of St John's Wood and up Abbey Road. Currently showing two exhibitions linked by the theme of refugees. Upstairs the pictures of Eva Frankfurther (until 18 June 2017) mainly of the East End in the 1940/50s are a revelation and the information about her life is fascinating and sad. Downstairs some more familiar names including Freud and Auerbach are brought together in a very interesting way. And there's an excellent café nearby to reward you for making the journey.
Written April 21, 2017
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wingate
London, UK2,237 contributions
Extremly interesting photo exhibition
Jun 2016 • Solo
There is an extremely interesting exhibition on 3 photographers for the period 1930-1960.One in zLondon,one in New York and one in Paris.I was most taken by the photos of Wolf Suschitzky in London in the thirties and forties.Interesting views of Charing Cross Road.Incredibly there is a photo of an exhibition War in Wax in Oxford Street in about 1944.There is a pamphlet for this.Amongst the exhibits was The Hanging and The sealed waggon.The photographer was too revolted to investigate.This really made the effort to go and see this exhibition on a wet Sunday morning extremely worthwhile.
Written June 12, 2016
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