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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Out of Chaos; Ben Uri: 100 Years in London

Tomorrow is the final opportunity to see Out of Chaos; Ben Uri: 100 Years in London at the Inigo Rooms in the East Wing of Somerset House.

This exhibition explores one hundred years of émigré history with masterpieces from our art collection, looking to forge future conversations about the relationship between immigration and art. The story begins 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. For the next 100 years, it’s a story of art, identity and migration and an art collection of 1,300 artworks that need a new home.

A registered charity and museum, Ben Uri is the only specialist art museum in Europe addressing universal and ever-more central issues of identity and migration through the visual arts. Emerging from and representing the Jewish community, their collection principally reflects the work, lives and contribution of British and European artists of Jewish descent, interpreted within the wider context of twentieth and twenty-first century art history, politics and society.

Visit the centenary website to explore an online gallery, discover archives, watch films, read blogs, uncover the work of community partners and find out about visiting the exhibition in Somerset House.


Leonard Cohen - You Got Me Singing.

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