Ben Uri Gallery & Museum

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Ben Uri Gallery and Museum is the first full-scale virtual museum and research centre for the study of the Jewish and immigrant contribution to the visual arts in Britain since 1900. It was founded by a Russian Jewish artist in 1915 in Whitechapel to support Jewish immigrant artists and build a collection of their works. Today, the gallery in Boundary Road, St John’s Wood, houses the reference library and Arts and Health Institute, curates focused exhibitions and showcases the collection. Reflecting its history, this principally represents artists of European Jewish descent, but since 2002, the remit has widened to include immigrant artists from all national, ethnic and religious origins, who have helped to enrich Britain's cultural landscape. The pre-eminent and core collections contain some 850 works by more than 375 artists (three-quarters of them immigrants), including Auerbach, Bomberg, Chagall, Epstein, Frankfurther, Gertler, Grosz, Herman, Hirszenberg, Joseph, Kossoff, Kramer, Levy, Liebermann, Meninsky, Minkowski, von Motesiczky, Pissarro, Rosenberg, Schwitters, Soutine, and Wolmark.

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108a Boundary Road, St John's Wood, London, Greater London NW8 0RH England

0207 604 3991

The gallery is open Monday–Thursday 10am–5.30pm, Fridays the same or until 3.30pm in winter, Sundays 12–4pm. We display works from our collection alongside loans from other museums as part of a diverse changing exhibition programme.