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New Ben Uri Collection and Exhibition Loans Programme
New resource for museum curators available online.
Manya Igel supports Free Entry!
The generous support of Ben Uri's preferred partner Manya Igel Fine Arts has allowed Ben Uri to introduce free entry to all exhibitions
Free entry to Ben Uri exhibitions
From 19 April 2013, Ben Uri exhibitions will have free entry as a benefit of the Preferred Partner scheme with Manya Igel Fine Art.
Kalman family gift George Grosz work to the Ben Uri museum collection
The museum is deeply grateful and honoured that Sally, Richard and Andrew Kalman have decided to gift George Grosz's The Lecture to the museum from the family collection in honour of their late father Andras Kalman and his own immediate family who perished in the Holocaust.
Holocaust Education through the Ben Uri Art Collection
Working in Partnership with the London Grid for Learning, Ben Uri Gallery has produced a new Holocaust Education resource based on the Ben Uri Art Collection.
Judy Chicago and Ben Uri in the Art Newspaper
The Art Newspaper has selected Ben Uri's Judy Chicago exhibition for their 'What's On' section.
Mark Gertler and Ben Uri in The Spectator
The exhibition at Piano Nobile of Mark Gertler's Works 1912-28 is reviewed in The Spectator by Andrew Lambirth. He mentions the "excellent" Ben Uri exhibitions of Gertler's paintings he has enjoyed in the past.
Judy Chicago talks at the Whitechapel
Wednesday 14 November, 7pm - 8.30pm. If you would like to find out about a possible live stream of this event please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The talk itself is now fully booked.
The Big Draw 2012
Read on to find out about how Ben Uri is getting involved in The Big Draw 2012, which takes place throughout October, and how you and your family can get into drawing too!
"From Russia to Paris" opens 4th Oct 2012
Ben Uri awarded for the second time running a Sandford National Award for Education 2012
We are thrilled to announce that Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art, has received the Sandford Award for Education for the second time! It is a great honour to receive The Sandford Award for Education, which is run by the Heritage Education Trust.
Dodo exhibition reviewed in The Times
Ben Uri's current exhibition on the German émigré artist Dodo Burgner (1907-1998) was reviewed in the Register section of the Saturday edition of The Times.
Ben Uri burlesque evening draws a full house
Ben Uri's Drawing Series has been such a huge success that more art workshops will be held at the museum's North London gallery.
Ben Uri acquires work by Chaim Soutine
Chaïm Soutine (1894 -1943), La Soubrette (Waiting Maid), Oil on canvas, dimension: 46.7 x 41.00 cm
Life drawing classes at Ben Uri
Ben Uri has launched a series of drawing workshops, as part of its adult learning programme to support its exhibitions.
IJAYA winners, 2012
Ben Uri congratulates the two joint winners of this year's International Jewish Artists of the Year Awards.
Ben Uri acquires work by Ra'anan Levy
Ben Uri's new acquisition is 'Yellow Light' by Israeli /French artist Ra'anan Levy.
Ben Uri opens new London office
Ben Uri is now expanding and preparing the ground for a new central London gallery and museum. To helps us on the way, we have opened a new London head office, secured through the generosity of our supporters
Professor Mordechai (Moti) Omer (in memoriam)
The Board and staff of Ben Uri are deeply saddened to announce the untimely passing of International Advisory Board member and our loyal supportive friend Moti Omer. Born in Haifa 1941 and died in Tel Aviv 2011.
Heart & Art meet on 14 February:
A special charity supper and exhibition.
Ludwig Blum curator's lecture at SOAS
Dr Dalia Manor will give a lecture to give lecture on Blum.
Private View: The Land of Light and Promise
Opening night of Blum exhibition with special guest.
Ben Uri Art Diary 2011 available now
The 2011 Ben Uri Art Diary looks back at 2010 while helping you to plan for the year ahead.
Contact: Rachel Rotrand
email@example.comOpening of Ben Uri's first permanent collection gallery
Join us on Thursday 23rd May from 6:30-8:30pm to celebrate recent acquisitions in our new permanent collection gallery.
Contact: Rachel Rotrand
+44 (0)207 604 3991Unveiling of Portrait of Sir Norman Rosenthal
Artist Daniel Quintero gifts his Portrait of Norman Rosenthal this Thursday, 23rd of May at Ben Uri's opening of their permanent collection.
Contact: Jane Lewin
firstname.lastname@example.orgTalk by Rachel Dickson on Dodo Bürgner
"Dodo Bürgner (1907 - 1998): From Weimar Berlin to Post-War London - a Journey through Art and Design", 23 May 2013, 17:30-19:00, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies.
Cost: £15 (in advance) £20 (at the door)
Contact: London Jewish Cultural Centre
020 8457 5000Talking Art: Howard Spiegler on Nazi-looted art
David Glasser, Ben Uri's Chair and Chief Executive continues the Talking Art series with NY attorney Howard Spiegler (pictured) discussing Rewriting History: The Recovery of Nazi-Looted Art, on 29 April 2013, 8 pm at LJCC.
02076043991Family Art Day!
Come on down to Ben Uri Gallery this Sunday to explore the wonderful world of the New York Yiddish Theatre.
OPENING: The Avant-garde Yiddish Theatre 1917-29. Costume and Stage Design
Join us at the opening on Thursday, 18 April 2013, 6:30-08:30 pm. You will see artworks by Boris Aronson and his contemporaries, including Marc Chagall.
020 7 604 3991Talking Art at David Breuer-Weil's Project 4
Ben Uri launches their 2013 series: 'Talking Art' with Sarah MacDougall, Ben Uri curator, in conversation with David Breuer-Weil at his exhibition, Project 4, on Monday, 25 February 2013, 7 pm.
02076043991Heading into 2013 with The Drawing Series
Even more dates added for 2013!
02076043991Curatorial Tour with Rachel Dickson to close Dodo Rediscovered
The Inspiration of Decadence: Dodo Rediscovered will be closing on Sunday 9th September with a free curatorial tour at 4pm.
European Day of Jewish Culture - Special Events
Join our friends at Jewish East End Celebration Society for a special Isaac Rosenberg event
Cost: £10 per session or £35 for all four sessions
020 7604 3991The Drawing Series at Ben Uri
Ben Uri has launched a series of drawing classes, as part of its current programme of learning for adults. Workshops run from 26 July to 16 August.
email@example.comThe role of mythology in contemporary transcultural art
Ben Uri is hosting a talk on 12 July 2012 on the role of mythology in contemporary transcultural art.
Ben Uri attends War and Displacement conference
9th May 2013
Rachel Dickson, curator and Ben Uri's head of curatorial services reports on the War and Displacement Research Network conference
Dorothy Bohm, photographer by Katy Green
13th March 2013
In preparation for our upcoming photography exhibition, '10 Days Project', Katy Green has been exploring the work of Dorothy Bohm. She recently visited the exhibition on Bohm at the Museum of London.
March's Picture of the Month
1st March 2013
The Edge by David Breuer-Weil
LGBT History Month
20th February 2013
February is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi and trans) History Month and it focuses on the lives and achievements of the LGBT community, celebrating diversity within the community and society as a whole. Here Clare Trepak,...
Ben Uri responds to Georg Baselitz on women painters
8th February 2013
Rachel Dickson, curator and the Ben Uri's head of curatorial services recommends the Ben Uri exhibition, Judy Chicago, Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick and Tracey Emin to Georg Baselitz
Tracey Emin's Something's Wrong comes to Ben Uri
6th February 2013
The Ben Uri's current exhibition Judy Chicago and Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick and Tracey Emin has had a notable exchange of works by Tracey Emin this week.
Curator's Tour for Courtauld Alumni
30th January 2013
Last week, Alumni from the Courtauld Institute of Art were treated to a curatorial tour of current exhibition, 'Judy Chicago and Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Tracey Emin: A Transatlantic Dialogue', led by curator and fellow...
February's Image of the Month: The Lecture
27th January 2013
It is a dramatic and historically important work by George Grosz, entitled The Lecture. Portrayed on the poster is the profile of the radical Jewish writer Erich Muhsam who was murdered in the Oranienburg concentration...
Corpus Canvas: A Bigger Splash vs Judy Chicago
4th January 2013
Two interns compare reactions to the use of the human body in the Tate Modern's 'A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance' and Ben Uri's 'Judy Chicago: Transatlantic Dialogue' exhibitions. Nishana has an MA in History...
January's Image of the Month: Reflection in a Mirror
31st December 2012
With Ben Uri's current exhibition, Judy Chicago and Louise Bourgeois, Helen Chadwick, Tracey Emin: A Transatlantic Dialogue, on view until 10 March 2013, our selection for January's image of the month is, fittingly, a portrait...
Educators, Events and Awards
3rd December 2012
A quick update on what the Ben Uri Learning Team have been up to recently...
Moving On... "My time as a Social Media Intern"
24th October 2012
This week, we said goodbye to one of our brilliant Social Media interns, Sophie. She tells us of her experience at Ben Uri...
"Draw Your Journey" Family Art Day at Ben Uri
15th October 2012
Social Media intern, Sophie joined the Learning team for their Family Art Day on Sunday. It was held as part of The Big Draw, which is happening throughout October.
Artist Interview: Ben Nathan
5th October 2012
Winner of International Jewish Artist of the Year Award 2012 (IJAYA) and good friend of Ben Uri, Ben Nathan, tells us where he draws his inspiration from and why he's looking forward to hosting The...
December's Image of the Month: Man with Torah II
28th September 2012
December's Image of the Month is Yitshak Frenkel-Frenel's Man with Torah II (1920)
An Interview with Dodo's granddaughter, Clare Amsel
10th September 2012
To mark the closing and success of "The Inspiration of Decadence: Dodo Rediscovered" at Ben Uri, Sophie, our social media intern spoke to Clare Amsel, Dodo's granddaughter, who recently has helped bring Dodo's timeless work...
Dodo Rediscovered: Curatorial Tour
5th September 2012
Prior to the curatorial tour, which marks the end of The Inspiration of Decadence: Dodo Rediscovered exhibition at Ben Uri, our social media interns, Germaine and Sophie, speak to curator, Rachel Dickson, about Dodo's work...
Drawing Series: Fashion Illustration
17th August 2012
In our penultimate session, graphic artist, Antony Ward led the participants through 1920's fashion, as part of our series of workshops designed to complement the current exhibition: The Inspiration of Decadence: Dodo Rediscovered.
Drawing Series: Drawing Dreams
14th August 2012
Part three of the Drawing Series sees participants exploring themes and symbols within dreams and taking the fear out of each other's nightmares..
Drawing Series: The Nude
8th August 2012
In the second part of the Drawing Series, the participants battle with spiders and "creative brain" exercises...
Artist Talk: Siona Benjamin and Shanti Panchal
7th August 2012
In Ben Uri's latest artist talk, artists Siona Benjamin and Shanti Panchal discussed 'The role of mythology in contemporary transcultural art'. Ben Uri former intern, Amanda Carmago, talks about the night and why it was...
August image of the month: Interrogation
3rd August 2012
A closer look at Interrogation by George Grosz (1893-1959).
Who we are
17th July 2012
Ben Uri's Chair and Chief Executive, David Glasser, explores the identity of Ben Uri and looks at its future.
Is there a right time to intern?
10th July 2012
Andrea Grottick used to think that being a mature art student would prohibit her from becoming an intern, but an interview with the Learning Department at Ben Uri proved that was not the case.
July image of the month: Racehorses
10th July 2012
A closer look at Racehorses by David Bomberg (1890-1957)
Dodo exhibition opens
2nd July 2012
The exhibition on artist Dodo has finally opened. Head of Curatorial Services, Rachel Dickson, talks about the preview night.
Getting ready for Dodo
23rd June 2012
Head of Curatorial Services, Rachel Dickson, talks about the magic of Dodo that is revealed during installation of the exhibition at Ben Uri.
June image of the month: Mornington Crescent Summer Morning II
18th June 2012
A closer look at Mornington Crescent Summer Morning II by Frank Auerbach (1931-)
IJAYA 2012 awards ceremony
30th May 2012
It was a great night at Ben Uri on 22 May for the ceremony announcing the winners in the International Jewish Artist of the Year Awards 2012.
BBC News Meet Simon Sebag Montefiore at Ben Uri Gallery
8th February 2011