What's on at UCL Art Museum

Whistler on the Thames

Whistler on the Thames

Date: 29 April | Time: 1pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: All

The Thames and the life teeming on its banks was a continual source of inspiration to James McNeill Whistler, whether for keenly observed scenes of modern life or diffuse dreamscapes. Join Rachel Sloan, assistant curator of works on paper at The Courtauld Gallery, for an exploration of selected etchings from Whistler’s celebrated Thames Set (1859-1871) and lithographs of Thames subjects made later in his career. She will discuss the central role the two different printmaking processes played in shaping Whistler’s approach to the Thames landscape.

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The Subversive Millinery: Marie-Antoinette and the revolutionaries

The Subversive Millinery: Marie-Antoinette and the revolutionaries

Date: 10 May | Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street | Price: £5 | Age group: Adults

For Revolutionaries in late eighteenth century France, Marie-Antoinette epitomized the extravagance and corruption of an unequal society. However, these associations have made her a potentially subversive symbol in her own right embodying the disruptive possibilities of excess and feminine power. Combining cultural history and craft workshop, participants will explore the Revolution Under a King exhibition, discuss the myth of Marie-Antoinette with Dr Sue Walker and create Marie-Antoinette inspired headpieces.

Please bring recycled materials to share.
£5, Limited places, booking required: https://subversive-marie-antoinette.eventbrite.co.uk

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Revolution in Conversation: Brandalism

Revolution in Conversation: Brandalism

Date: 12 May | Time: 1pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: All

How do contemporary movements of resistance and protest align with historical definitions of revolution? Join Sabina Andron, researcher at the Bartlett School of Architecture, for a discussion of the recent brandalism project in Paris http://www.brandalism.org.uk/, an anti- capitalist, anti-corporate takeover. She will discuss the medium of the poster as a subversive, grassroots bearer of messages.

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UCL Museums Murder Mystery for Museums at Night

UCL Museums Murder Mystery for Museums at Night

Date: Friday 13 May 2016 | Time: 6.30pm-9pm | Location: Main meeting point Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Level 2, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Back by popular demand is Museum Murder Mystery. Join UCL Museums for an evening of dark noir, intrigue and subterfuge for Museums at Night. Are you a Sherlock or a Sarah Lund or a Jessica Fletcher or a Poirot or even a Cagney and Lacey? We need your help to discover the murderer in our cast of characters, solve the clues across the Museum to crack the UCL Museums murder mystery. Team of up to five with prizes to be won for the team who can solve the case as well as for best dressed detectives on the night.

For more information about UCL Museums and Collections please go to UCL Museums.

Pre-booking essential.

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

This event is now sold out but you can join the waiting list on eventbrite.

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Revolution in Conversation

Revolution in Conversation

Date: 24 May | Time: 1pm-4:30pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT | Price: Free | Age group: All

It is well-known that a chain of key historical events characterised the French Revolution, making it effectively the biggest political media event of its time. These events were communicated throughout Europe in print culture, and the combination of image and text - employed extensively in newspapers and graphic works - made for powerful satire and caricature. It is however often overlooked that the pivotal moment, the Fall of the Bastille, was in fact followed by three years in which the king of France still nominally presided over the dissolution of the old feudal order. It is this period that is the focus of the exhibition Revolution Under a King in UCL’s Art Museum.

Join exhibition curator Dr Richard Taws from UCL History of Art, and others, for a discussion and refreshments before viewing the exhibition.

This event is part of UCL's Festival of Culture 2016.

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UCL Art Museum Film Club: Marat/Sade

UCL Art Museum Film Club: Marat/Sade

Date: 24 May | Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street | Price: We welcome a small donation | Age group: Adults

Join us for a screening of director Peter Brook’s iconic play Marat/Sade. In 1808 at the Charenton Insane Asylum just outside Paris, the inmates of the asylum are mounting their latest theatrical production, written and produced by the most famous inmate of the facility, the Marquis de Sade. The play is a retelling of a period in the French Revolution culminating with the assassination exactly fifteen years earlier of revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat by peasant girl Charlotte Corday.

Popcorn and a refreshment will be provided.

We welcome a small donation.

Please book at https://marat-sade.eventbrite.co.uk

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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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