What's on at UCL Art Museum

What We Know About Scandinavia

What We Know About Scandinavia

Date: 25 May | Time: 1-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street | Price: Free | Age group: All

Recent years have seen an increased focus on Scandinavia. ‘Nordic Noir’, with its gloomy landscapes and characters, now exists alongside more traditional conceptions, such as the modern welfare state, trolls, mermaids and polar bears. What is often left out of these narratives are the connections – academic, political, cultural – that the Scandinavian countries have always had with the rest of Europe and the world.

UCL’s Collections hold a number of original items which provide a fascinating insight into Scandinavian history and culture. The history of these items was explored by Scandinavian Studies students, and will be presented in this pop-up exhibition which casts light on the historical relationship between the UK and Scandinavia from the nineteenth century onwards.

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Pop-Up display: Shakespeare in the Art Museum

Pop-Up display: Shakespeare in the Art Museum

Date: 27 May | Time: 1pm-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts (As You Like It)

Imagine yourself in the theatre with the Art Museum as the stage for this Pop-Up display of prints and drawings, playing their part in referencing and connecting with the work of William Shakespeare. Curated by Professor Helen Hackett and art historian and Honorary Professor Karen Hearn, both UCL Department of English, the Pop-Up will explore the way in which the collection has been used for teaching and discussing Shakespeare in new and exciting ways. You can find out more about this and other events by going to Pop-Up displays.

To book please go to popupdisplayshakespeare.eventbrite.co.uk

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Revolutionary Deaths: Art Macabre at UCL Art Museum

Revolutionary Deaths: Art Macabre at UCL Art Museum

Date: 31 May | Time: 7pm-9pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street | Price: £15 | Age group: Adults

Join us for a unique evening of drawing and history. View the exhibition Revolution under a King: French Prints 1789-92 and draw life models posing in theatrical tableaux, capturing the spirit and drama of the French Revolution. Create your own illustrations from these key moments in history.

Tickets are £15 and include a refreshment and basic drawing materials. Please book at https://revolutionary-deaths.eventbrite.co.uk

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Two women on thin ice: an artist, a scientist, and the curious case of the vanishing ice caps

Two women on thin ice: an artist, a scientist, and the curious case of the vanishing ice caps

Date: 7 June | Time: 1-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: All

Join Arts Council award-winning artist Zsuzsanna Ardó and UCL Polar scientist Rachel Tilling to explore together the changing face of the Arctic, and the different ways of working there as an artist and a scientist. On separate expeditions they worked in the Arctic using the ingenuity, tools and methods of their field. Their UCL Art Museum event invites you to a brief scientific overview of the Arctic, followed by a pop up art session and an polar self-portrait art workshop. Some of the pieces produced in the workshop will be considered for inclusion in their collaborative exhibition at UCL in November-December. More information about the project on Ateliér Ardó.

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Early Computer Art Pop-up Display

Early Computer Art Pop-up Display

Date: 25 June | Time: 1-2:30pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: All

Please join us for an exceptional weekend pop-up display of early computer art by artist Chris Crabtree.

As early as the 1970s, Slade School of Fine Art was a vibrant hub of artists mixing traditional printmaking techniques and computer programming. The result was some fascinating work combining maths, arts and computer programming that Chris Crabtree pioneered during his time as a student at Slade.

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