What's on at UCL Art Museum

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence

Date: Monday 28 September - Friday 18 December 2015 | Time: Mon-Fri, 1pm-5pm | Location: UCl Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: Parental guidance advised

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence, is an exhibition featuring the work of Roderick Tye (1959-2009), celebrated sculptor and dedicated fisherman. Curated by former colleagues at the Slade School of Fine Art in collaboration with UCL Art Museum, UCL Pathology Collections and UCL Anatomy Department, the display will present Tye's figurative sculptures and drawings.

For more information please go to Roderick Tye: The Human Presence

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Patrick Hough: Object Interviews – Lunchtime Talk

Patrick Hough: Object Interviews – Lunchtime Talk

Date: 1 October | Time: 1pm | Location: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | Price: Free | Age group: Any

UCL Art Museum and the Petrie Museum welcome artist Patrick Hough to talk about Object Interviews, his current moving image installation at Swiss Cottage Gallery (NW3 3HA). Object Interviews explores the symbolic potency of props and replicas in helping form our perception of history through the medium of film and cinema. The piece comprises of interviews with experts, such as an Egyptologist at the British Museum (pictured) and psychologists.

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Publically curated Pop-Up display

Publically curated Pop-Up display

Date: 2 October | Time: 1pm-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

Ever dreamed of being a curator with a world class collection at your finger-tips? Wanted to put a Rubens next to a Rembrandt to see what happens? Well this Pop-Up display on 2 October could be just for you! We're taking a twist on tradition and asking you the audience to come and curate our Pop-Up display for us by choosing items from the collection to put on display. We'll show you how the art works are stored and managed as well as give you the opportunity to write a new label for your chosen piece to place next to it. You can find out more about this and other events by going to Pop-Up displays.

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence, Saturday opening

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence, Saturday opening

Date: 3 October | Time: 1pm-5pm | Location: UCl Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: Parental guidance advised

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence, is an exhibition featuring the work of Roderick Tye (1959-2009), celebrated sculptor and dedicated fisherman. Curated by former colleagues at the Slade School of Fine Art in collaboration with UCL Art Museum, UCL Pathology Collections and UCL Anatomy Department, the display will present Tye's figurative sculptures and drawings.

For more information please go to Roderick Tye: The Human Presence

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Drawing Tuesdays

Drawing Tuesdays

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

Grab a pencil and sketch book and come and draw inspiration from our collection in our dedicated drop-in drawing sessions on the first Tuesday of the month. We will provide pencils and paper for you to sketch with.

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence, in conversation

Roderick Tye: The Human Presence, in conversation

Date: 14 October | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

This lunchtime talk is part of the public programme for our autumn exhibition, Roderick Tye: The Human Presence. Join Slade School of Fine Art tutors and artists Ed Allington, Gary Woodley and Neil Jeffries as they talk about their colleague and friend, sculptor Roderick Tye. For more information please go to Roderick Tye: The Human Presence

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Pop-Up display: Light and Dark

Pop-Up display: Light and Dark

Date: 23 October | Time: 1pm-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

Come and explore UCL Art Museums amazing collection of prints, etchings and drawings with this Light and Dark themed Pop-Up display to tie in with the Bloomsbury Festival 2015. The Pop-Up will be curated by volunteers and students from UCL who will choose items from the collections relating to ideas around light and dark, life and death. Many artists in our collections have tried to capture and tame light, like J M W Turner and many have delved into the darkest parts of the human soul to create terrifying images like those of Francisco De Goya. Come along to the Pop-Up to see which pieces our students will choose.

This event is part of the public programme for our autumn exhibition, Roderick Tye: The Human Presence.

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

UCL Art Museum Film Club: House of Wax (1953)

UCL Art Museum Film Club: House of Wax (1953)

Date: Monday 26 October | Time: 6.30pm-9pm | Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, suggested donation of £5 | Age group: Over 15's only

"Everything I ever loved has been taken away from me, but not you my Marie Antoinette for I will give you eternal life" so says the sinister Professor Henry Jarod in the 1950's horror classic, The House of Wax (1953). Staring the master of horror himself, Vincent Price, the film tells the story of a disfigured sculptor who re-populates his destroyed wax museum by murdering people and using their wax-coated corpses as displays. Before watching the film there will be an introductory talk on the history of wax work models in art and a chance to see some of our anatomical drawings from the collection.

The event is free but a £5 donation is suggested.

A glass of wine and popcorn will be provided.

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

The Museum is Where the People Are

The Museum is Where the People Are

Date: Friday 30 October | Time: 6.30pm-9pm | Location: Timber Lodge, 1A Honour Lea Avenue, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 1DY | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

The Museum is Where the People Are.

Old master prints, drawings of flayed bodies, mysterious things in glass jars, extinct animal skeletons, glittery minerals and rocks, amulets and charms from ancient Egypt, UCL Museums and Collections house a treasure trove of the awe inspiring and unusual. But we don’t just think of ourselves as being a collection of objects fixed to one space and place, we believe that the Museum is where the people are and we want to take the spirit of our collections off-site for the Museums at Night event on 30 October 2015.

We'll be setting up an imagined museum space in the Timber Lodge cafe on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and celebrating our shared connections with residents and community group members from Stratford East and the surrounding areas. We'll be working with local community groups and Salmagundi Films to create a film projection spectacular and an event which will explore the theme of what makes up a museum; people, objects, spaces, stories and above all an element of wonder and curiosity.

On the evening there'll be a screening of the film created by community participants, object handling, music, performances and food and drink available at the bar.

Please do come and join us for a fun night of imagined museum making.

The event is free but to book in advance please eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-museum-is-where-the-people-are

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Drawing Tuesdays

Drawing Tuesdays

Date: 3 November | Time: 1pm-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

Grab a pencil and sketch book and come and draw inspiration from our collection in our dedicated drop-in drawing sessions on the first Tuesday of the month. We will provide pencils and paper for you to sketch with.

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Flesh and bone: bodies in UCL collections

Flesh and bone: bodies in UCL collections

Date: 4 November | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

From the mummified head of 18th century philosopher Jeremy Bentham to human pathology specimens in Perspex containers to 19th century anatomical drawings of veins and arteries, UCL Museums and Collections have a large number of specimens and studies relating to the human body. Find out about Jeremy Bentham's head, the sword swallower’s oesophagus, wax models of brains and drawings of thigh bones among other items. Join curators Nick Booth and Subhadra Das from UCL Teaching & Research Collections and Dr Wendy Birch from UCL Division of Biosciences as they explore and discuss how these collections have been, and continue to be used for teaching and learning across the University.

This event is part of the public programme for our autumn exhibition, Roderick Tye: The Human Presence.

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Jews and Photography in Britain - evening lecture

Jews and Photography in Britain - evening lecture

Date: Tuesday 24 November 2015 | Time: 6.30pm-7.45pm | Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Join us for a lecture by UCL academic Professor Michael Berkowitz. Berkowitz's new book Jews and Photography in Britain is the first-ever historical investigation of its type, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century and closing with the Queen's controversial photo-shoot with Annie Leibovitz in 2007. While little noticed by scholars and critics, the factor of ethnic difference in photography has been critical in the development of a distinctive visual culture in the UK.

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Pop-Up display and performance: Anja Olofgörs

Pop-Up display and performance: Anja Olofgörs

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

Join us on 27 November for a special Pop-Up display curated by artist Anja Olofgörs who won the Slade William Coldstream Prize 2015. The prize is awarded annually in June as a purchase prize for outstanding achievement and the art work then becomes a part of UCL Art Museum's Collection. We're delighted to welcome Anja to the Art Museum to choose work from the collection that speaks to her artistic practice. In her prize winning piece Social Constructs Anja explores the impact of gender and space on our bodies. She is interested in how various forms or various modalities of spatial experience control our bodily activities and behaviours, and the effect this has on our self-perception. She will be performing her piece Social Constructs from 1pm-2pm on the day. You can find out more about this and other events by going to Pop-Up displays.

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Drawing Tuesdays

Drawing Tuesdays

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

Grab a pencil and sketch book and come and draw inspiration from our collection in our dedicated drop-in drawing sessions on the first Tuesday of the month. We will provide pencils and paper for you to sketch with.

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

UCL Art Museum Film Club: La Dolce Vita

UCL Art Museum Film Club: La Dolce Vita

Date: 1 December 2015 | Time: 6.30pm-9pm | Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

In 1984, Tye won the Gulbenkian Prize to attend the British School in Rome, where he came in contact with themes and techniques central to the Italian baroque, and discovered the means to express his belief in the sheer beauty of being alive. We’ve chosen to show Roberto Fellini’s classic film La Dolce Vita to represent Tye’s time in Rome and the passions and excesses of the eternal city. The screening will begin with a short talk about Tye and his work as well as examples of other artists in our collection who've been inspired by Rome throughout the centuries.

This film screening is part of the public programme for our autumn exhibition, Roderick Tye: The Human Presence.

The event is free but a £5 donation is suggested.

A glass of wine and pop-corn will be provided.

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Revolution under a King: French prints 1789-91

Revolution under a King: French prints 1789-91

Date: 11 January - 24 March 2016 | Time: Mon-Fri, 1pm-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

We are pleased to announce that in January 2016 we'll be opening the exhibition Revolution under a King: French prints 1789-91, showing a unique collection of prints from the first three years of the French Revolution. The exhibition will consist of vivid coloured prints of major events from the period, and a selection of medals, including one made from ‘chains of servitude’ supposedly found in the ruins of the Bastille.

For more information please go to the exhibition web page.

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Pop-Up display: Revolution

Pop-Up display: Revolution

Date: 29 January | Time: 1pm-5pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6B | Price: FREE, drop-in | Age group: ALL

For our January Pop-Up display we've asked student volunteers from the UCL Art Museum to curate a collection of prints and drawings that speak to the theme of Revolution. More information will be posted here shortly. You can find out more about this and other events by going to Pop-Up displays.

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Jews and Photography in Britain - lunchtime talk

Jews and Photography in Britain - lunchtime talk

Date: Friday 26 February 2016 | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

To mark Jewish Book Week, join us for a lunchtime talk in UCL Art Museum by Professor Michael Berkowitz. Berkowitz's new book Jews and Photography in Britain is the first-ever historical investigation of its type, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century and closing with the Queen's controversial photo-shoot with Annie Leibovitz in 2007. While little noticed by scholars and critics, the factor of ethnic difference in photography has been critical in the development of a distinctive visual culture in the UK.

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

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

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk