Overview:Ben Uri is an Art Museum and educational charity, which was founded in July 1915 in Whitechapel in London’s East End by a Russian émigré Jewish artist Lazar Berson. The museum is dedicated to positive engagement with the widest public at large.
Known as ‘The Art Museum for Everyone’ the museum collection and programming both focus on the universal themes of Art, Identity and Migration. We actively partner museums and community groups to engage and partner audiences, both young and old - near and far, in exploring contemporary issues through art.
The Ben Uri Collection is internationally recognised and encompasses over 1300 works, principally from the start of the 20th century, by some 385 artists originating from 35 different countries including Chagall, Liebermann, Pissarro, Soutine, Ury alongside Auerbach, Bomberg, Epstein, Gertler, Kitaj, Kossoff, Solomon and Wolmark. 67% of the artists are émigré, 33% are contemporary and 27% women.
Access to the collection is provided through exhibitions including touring, collection loans, publications, academic and public presentations, nationwide learning programmes, social health and extensively through the internet.
The Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
St John's Wood, North London
108A Boundary Road, London NW8 0RH
Tel: +44 (0)207 604 3991.