Ben Uri is a public art gallery and Europe’s only Jewish museum of art. It proudly represents the community in the mainstream International art gallery and museum sector. It was founded in 1915 by émigré Russian artist Lazar Berson in Whitechapel, an area with a large Jewish immigrant population. It owns a unique collection of over 1,300 works, principally by 20th century and contemporary artists of European Jewish descent, and is the largest and most distinguished collection of its kind in the world.
At Boundary Road, off the famous Abbey Road, in St John’s Wood the museum organises 3-4 temporary exhibitions per year, integrating works from our collection with national and international loans. Exhibitions in the past have included works by Freud, Auerbach, Bomberg, Chagall, Epstein, Gertler, Herman, Kitaj, Kossoff, Kramer, Lipchitz, Pissarro, Soutine, Ury, Wolmark amongst many others. A full range of scholarly catalogues are available. It tours its exhibitions nationally and internationally.
From 22 June to 9 September 2012 the Ben Uri will show the work of Dodo Burgner, a German graphic artist, who spent the first half of her extraordinary life in Berlin and the second in Britain after fleeing from Nazi Germany. Alongside her illustrations of Berlin in the 1920s we will display a selection of complementary works from the Ben Uri collection and others that she and her contemporaries and fellow exiles produced in Britain.
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