Ben Uri Gallery and Museum

Ben Uri Gallery and Museum

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London, UK + Online | https://benuri.org

ABOUT
In 2018 Ben Uri announced its Digital future through its published Sustainability and Public Benefit Strategic Plan and since 2020 has transformed and embraced a digital future as its primary vehicle of engagement – supported by a physical presence via its St Johns’ Wood gallery, London – to create the ‘First Full-scale Virtual Museum and Research Centre’ at www.benuri.org.

Ben Uri was founded in Whitechapel, London in 1915 to provide support for Jewish immigrant artists working outside the traditional mainstream and named after Bezalel Ben Uri, the biblical creator of the tabernacle. Reflecting these origins, the collection, initiated in 1919, is principally by late 19th, 20th and 21st Century artists of Jewish descent. Since 2002, however, the remit has expanded to include the wider immigrant contribution to British visual culture since 1900, irrespective of national, ethnic, or religious origins, and the collection today reflects three principal waves of migration to this country from c. 1880 to the present day: https://www.benuricollection.org.uk/

In the past 20 years, Ben Uri has curated some 100 distinctive exhibitions, toured to some 25 different locations worldwide and written and published some 40 scholarly catalogues and monographs which are distributed nationally and internationally. The majority of exhibitions were curated around Ben Uri Collection works and supplemented by loans from other distinguished museums and selected important private collections across the country. Today, many of these exhibitions are available in digital format online (https://benuri.org/exhibition/), accompanied by a wide variety of talks and publications (https://benuri.org/exhibition/) by both the Ben Uri team and other distinguished scholars in the field.

The Collection and exhibitions programme are now part of the wider Ben Uri Research Unit for the Study and Recording of the Jewish and Immigrant Contribution to British Visual Art since 1900 (https://benuri.org/researchunit/), the first comprehensive online resource recording the lives and careers of major Jewish and immigrant contributors to British visual culture since 1900. It includes immigrant artists (and those born to immigrant parents within ten years of their arrival) and related professionals (including curators, gallerists, dealers, patrons, publishers, critics, teachers, and art suppliers), as well as their professional affiliations and networks.

This is one of Ben Uri's two principal and distinctive public benefit-generating initiatives, alongside The Ben Uri Arts and Health Institute (BUAH), which addresses and researches the role and construction of art interventions, using the museum's collection as a resource, for the growing demographic of older people living in social isolation and/or with dementia via the design, production and national dissemination of widely accessible digital arts programming.

AONIA SAYS - BEN URI ONLINE
Discover the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum’s digital program, as well as informative videos about their mission and ethos below. Learn about notable Jewish and immigrant artists, curators and teachers, who have contributed to British visual culture and continue to make their mark today. Scroll down to discover what you can enjoy online from Ben Uri.

COPYRIGHT & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
© Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
Cover image credits: Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943), Jeune Servante (Waiting Maid, also known as La Soubrette), c. 1933, oil on canvas, © Ben Uri Collection.
David Bomberg (1890-1957), Ghetto Theatre, 1920, oil on canvas, © Ben Uri Collection, courtesy of David Bomberg estate.
Josef Herman (1911-2000), Refugees, c. 1941, gouache on paper, © Josef Herman estate.
Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Apocalypse en Lilas, Capriccio, 1945, gouache, pencil, indian wash ink and indian ink on paper, © Marc Chagall estate.

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  • 🎥 | Alan Yentob: Interview about the Ben Uri Museum

    Episode 1

    BEN URI GALLERY AND MUSEUM
    Alan Yentob: Interview about Ben Uri


    Description from Ben Uri Gallery and Museum:
    In this interview Alan Yentob discusses the history and the importance of the Ben Uri Museum and Gallery, and the influence of Jewish immigrant artists on British art and culture.

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  • 🎥 | Alvin Langdon Coburn's 'The Octopus' at the Ben Uri Museum

    Episode 2

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    Alvin Langdon Coburn's 'The Octopus' (1909) at Ben Uri London exhibition


    Description from Ben Uri Gallery and Museum:
    In this video, hear about the relationship between artist Max Weber and photographer Alvin Langdon after the pair met in New York, and the respect...

  • 🎥 | 'Dance' in the work of Cubist artist Max Weber at the Ben Uri Museum

    Episode 3

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    'Dance' in the work of Cubist artist Max Weber at Ben Uri, London


    Description from Ben Uri Gallery and Museum:
    In this video hear about artist Max Weber, and the influence of Picasso's painting on the artist's own at the Ben Uri Museum and Gallery exhibition.

    AB...

  • 🎥 | David Bomberg: A Family Portrait by Cecily Bomberg and Juliet Lamont

    Episode 4

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    Bomberg: A Family Portrait by Cecily Bomberg and Juliet Lamont


    Description from Ben Uri Gallery and Museum:
    In this video, hear from David Bomberg’s niece Cecily Bomberg and step grand-daughter Juliet Lamont on their memories of Bomberg as children.

    ABOUT DAVID B...

  • 🎥 | David Bomberg: Artist Leslie Marr Recollects

    Episode 5

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    Bomberg: Artist Leslie Marr Recollects


    Description from Ben Uri Gallery and Museum:
    In this video artist and former pupil of David Bomberg, Leslie Marr, reflects on his time with Bomberg.

    ABOUT DAVID BOMBERG
    David Bomberg (1890 – 1957) was a British artist born i...

  • 🎥 | David Bomberg at the Ben Uri Museum: an introduction

    Episode 6

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    David Bomberg - an introduction | Ben Uri Museum


    Description from Ben Uri Gallery and Museum:
    In this video Sarah MacDougall and Rachel Dickson, curators at the Ben Uri Museum and Gallery, introduce artist David Bomberg and his works within the Ben Uri Collection....

  • 🎥 | David Bomberg from the Ben Uri Collection

    Episode 7

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    David Bomberg (1890-1957) from the Ben Uri Collection


    Description from Ben Uri Gallery and Museum:
    During this 60 Second Insight, discover a little more about each of the artist David Bomberg's work from the Ben Uri Collection.

    ABOUT DAVID BOMBERG
    David Bomberg ...

  • 🎥 | David Bomberg: Richard Cork Reflects

    Episode 8

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    Bomberg: Richard Cork Reflects


    Description from Ben Uri Gallery and Museum:
    In this video art historian Richard Cork reflects on the significance and relevance of David Bomberg's work today.

    ABOUT DAVID BOMBERG
    David Bomberg (1890 – 1957) was a British artist bor...

  • 🎥 | Frank Auerbach from the Ben Uri Collection: an introduction

    Episode 9

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    Frank Auerbach: Oils and Drawings from the Ben Uri Collection


    Description from Ben Uri Gallery and Museum:
    During this 60 Second Insight, find out more about the life of artist Frank Auerbach and how his work developed over the 20th century.

    ABOUT FRANK AUERBACH
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  • 🎥 | Max Weber at the Ben Uri Museum

    Episode 10

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    Introducing Max Weber: America's first Cubist painter at Ben Uri


    Description from Ben Uri Gallery and Museum:
    In this video hear about Max Weber, America's first Cubist artist, and be shown his work at the Ben Uri Museum and Gallery exhibition.

    ABOUT MAX WEBER
    M...

  • 2022.07.12 | Helmut Newton: Living to make pictures

    Episode 11

    Event: HELMUT NEWTON: LIVING TO MAKE PICTURES
    Organizer: BEN URI GALLERY AND MUSEUM
    Speakers: Philippe Gardner, David Breuer
    Tickets: £7.5 (concessions may apply)
    Date: Jul 12th 6:30pm UK Time. Equivalent times:
    Americas - PT: Jul 12th 10:30am | ET: Jul 12th 1:30pm.
    Europe - UK: Jul 12th 6:...