Ben Uri past exhibition
Out of Chaos – Ben Uri: 100 Years in London
2 July – 13 December 2015
We celebrated our centenary year with the exhibition Out of Chaos – Ben Uri: 100 Years in London. This exhibition explored one hundred years of émigré history with masterpieces from our art collection, looking to forge future conversations about the relationship between immigration and art.
Our story began on 1 July 1915 in London’s East End when Russian-Jewish émigré Lazar Berson and like-minded local artists and craftsmen formed a society to nurture art and creativity. Find out more about the story that unfolded over the next 100 years, a story of art, identity and migration and an art collection of 1,300 artworks that needs a new home.
You can also visit our centenary website to explore an online gallery, discover archives, watch films, read blogs and uncover the work of our community partners.
Out of Chaos will also be shown at other exhibition spaces in the UK during 2016. Find out more.
Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.