UCL Art Museum

More than 10,000 prints, drawings, sculptures, paintings, and media works dating from the 1490s to the present day. Public opening times: Monday to Friday 13.00 – 17.00.

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We are closed to the public exceptionally until April 2015 for refurbishment works. UCL Art Museum was awarded a DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund grant, a major grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), as well as other matching funds.

With this support, we will be able to improve our multi-functional space for teaching, research and public engagement. At UCL Art Museum, we have been experimenting with the transformation of the traditional print room to a multi-use museum environment for some years. The award will enable us to balance the competing demands of access and conservation while providing a unique visitor experience and educational environment.

Booking is now open for our ongoing public programmes off-site:

UCL ART MUSEUM FILM CLUB: STORIES WE TELL

Date: 15 October | Time: 6:30-8:30 pm | Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, University College London | Price: £5 donation requested, Popcorn will be provided. | Age group: Adults |

Stories from the North
Explore the narratives that shape identity with this season of contemporary Canadian cinema curated by UCL Art Museum in collaboration with UCL English.

Stories We Tell (2012)
In this deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who's telling the story. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by her family. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgic glimpses of a mother who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions.

Booking required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ucl-art-museum-film-club-stories-we-tell-tickets-12799408375

EXPERIMENTS IN FORM

Date: 29 October | Time: 1 - 3 p.m. | Location: Haldane Room, Wilkins Building, North Cloisters, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Join us for this hands-on workshop exploring the influence of formal elements in the creation and the understanding of art.
You will explore, though discussion and making, how artists have long used the simple frame to create complex works, hide and reveal aspects of their process and direct the gaze.

Free, booking required: https://experiments-in-form.eventbrite.co.uk

THE SUBVERSIVE MILLINERY: COLLECTIVE CREATIVITY

Date: 30 October | Time: 6pm-9pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, Council Room, South Wing, Gower Street, University College London, WC1E 6BT | Price: £15 per ticket as an average donation paid on the day of the workshop. | Age group: Adults |

With Halloween just around the corner, join us at UCL Art Museum to tap into some collective creativity and make a unique headdress out of recycled materials.

During this evening of "anti-establishment" millinery, you will look at the creation and the cultural history of headpieces with Dr Susannah Walker, teaching fellow in the History of Art department and artist whose work uses textiles.

Find inspiration in works from our collection and in discussion with the group to make your own fascinator.

Booking required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ucl-art-museum-on-tour-subversive-millinery-collective-creativity-tickets-12429991439

RUN RUN RUN LONDON: THE RUNNER'S HIGH AND CREATIVITY

Date: 1 November | Time: 1-3pm | Location: UCL North Lodge, main entrance of University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT | Price: Free, booking required | Age group: Adults |

Join artists Kai Syng Tan and Jo Volley in a hands-on, or rather, feet-on exercise exploring the links between running, the runner’s high and creativity. Meet Kai at UCL and run/walk with her to Hampstead Heath (approximately 3.5 miles).

As we run, we will share thoughts, personal anecdotes and speculations about how running can be conducive to problem-solving or bring about unusual modes of thinking that depart from how we think when we do not move or run. At our destination, we run into Jo, who shows us where she runs and looks out for oak apples that she uses in her artworks which we proceed to see in her studio located nearby. Who knows, after this run, you may run home feeling so energized that you go on to create a masterpiece. Or two.

Part of UCL Art Museum on Tour season.

Free, booking required at https://runners-high-and-creativity.eventbrite.co.uk

UCL ART MUSEUM ON TOUR: A THOUSAND WORDS AT THE PETRIE

Date: 20 November | Time: 6:30-8pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL | Price: Free, booking required https://thousand-words-uclam-petrie.eventbrite.co.uk | Age group: Adults |

Join us to explore the longstanding relationship between creative writing and the visual arts.

Using the Petrie Museum’s rich collection of artefacts and works of art, participants will be led through creative writing exercises exploring rhetorical means to relate to art differently.

Free, booking required at https://thousand-words-uclam-petrie.eventbrite.co.uk

UCL ART MUSEUM FILM CLUB: MY WINNIPEG

Date: 26 November | Time: 6:30-8:30pm | Location: TBC | Price: £5 donation requested, Popcorn will be provided. | Age group: Adults |

Stories from the North
Explore the narratives that shape identity with this season of contemporary Canadian cinema curated by UCL Art Museum in collaboration with UCL English.

My Winnipeg (2007)
Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in this surreal portrait of film-maker Guy Maddin's home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Booking required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ucl-art-museum-film-club-my-winnipeg-tickets-12826144343

UCL ART MUSEUM ON TOUR: A THOUSAND WORDS AT THE GRANT

Date: 3 December | Time: 6-8pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults |

Join Dr Chiara Ambrosio, Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science, to explore the longstanding relationship between creative writing and the visual arts. Using the Grant Museum’s rich collection of specimens and the Art Museum's works of art, participants will be led through creative writing exercises exploring rhetorical means to relate to art differently.

Free, limited places. Booking required.
https://thousand-words-uclam-grant.eventbrite.co.uk

UCL ART MUSEUM FILM CLUB: BARNEY'S VERSION

Date: 10 December | Time: 6:30-8:30pm | Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, University College London, WC1E 6BT | Price: £5 donation requested, Popcorn will be provided. | Age group: Adults |

Stories from the North
Explore the narratives that shape identity with this season of contemporary Canadian cinema curated by UCL Art Museum in collaboration with UCL English.

Barney's Version (2010)
This dark comedy, based on Mordecai Richler’s novel of the same title, traces the life and memories of Barney Panofsky, played by Paul Giamatti in a Golden Globe-winning performance. A hard-drinking, cigar-smoking, foulmouthed 65-year old hockey fanatic and television producer looks back on his successes and numerous professional and personal failures.

Booking required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ucl-art-museum-film-club-barneys-version-tickets-12826854467



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