What's on at UCL Art Museum

Revolution under a King: French Prints 1789-92

Revolution under a King: French Prints 1789-92

Date: 11 January - 10 June 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

UCL Art Museum is pleased to announce the launch of Revolution under a King, an exhibition featuring prints from the early, highly volatile years of the French Revolution, when Louis XVI was still on the throne. The French Revolution marked a watershed in the political role of modern media. The exhibition focuses on an often-overlooked period following the Fall of the Bastille in which the king of France still nominally presided over the dissolution of the old feudal order. A collection of vividly coloured prints capture responses, to astonishing events that turned a society upside down, leaving very few people in Europe untouched. The prints produced in this period, using text and image, had a direct effect on the changing sentiments towards the Revolution as it took place, simplifying political issues of extraordinary complexity.

Curated by Emeritus Professor David Bindman and Dr Richard Taws, in a collaboration between UCL Art Museum and UCL History of Art, the exhibition is also accompanied by a series of talks and events that aim to place this period back into our understanding of the French Revolution.

For more information please go to Revolution under a King: French Prints 1789-92

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Revolution under a King: French Prints 1789-92

Revolution under a King: French Prints 1789-92

Date: 11 January - 10 June 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

UCL Art Museum is pleased to announce the launch of Revolution under a King, an exhibition featuring prints from the early, highly volatile years of the French Revolution, when Louis XVI was still on the throne. The French Revolution marked a watershed in the political role of modern media. The exhibition focuses on an often-overlooked period following the Fall of the Bastille in which the king of France still nominally presided over the dissolution of the old feudal order. A collection of vividly coloured prints capture responses, to astonishing events that turned a society upside down, leaving very few people in Europe untouched. The prints produced in this period, using text and image, had a direct effect on the changing sentiments towards the Revolution as it took place, simplifying political issues of extraordinary complexity.

Curated by Emeritus Professor David Bindman and Dr Richard Taws, in a collaboration between UCL Art Museum and UCL History of Art, the exhibition is also accompanied by a series of talks and events that aim to place this period back into our understanding of the French Revolution.

For more information please go to Revolution under a King: French Prints 1789-92

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Revolution under a King lunchtime talk

Revolution under a King lunchtime talk

Date: 10 February | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Join colleagues Dr Richard Taws and Dr Sue Walker from UCL History of Art as they talk about image and print in the "age of revolution" from 1789 to 1848. Using rarely seen prints in UCL Art Museum's collections, they will trace the development of revolutionary iconography from 1789 and consider its use by republicans, revolutionaries and satirists throughout this turbulent period in France's history.

For more information about the exhibition please go to Revolution under a King: French Prints 1789-92

Free. Pre-booking essential.

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

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UCL Art Museum Film Club: Marie Antoinette (2006)

UCL Art Museum Film Club: Marie Antoinette (2006)

Date: 17 February | Time: 6.30pm-9pm | Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: £5 donation suggested, including glass of wine and popcorn | Age group: ALL (this film is a 12 certificate)

Based on the award-winning biography Marie Antoinette: The Journey by historian and British author, Lady Antonia Fraser, Marie Antoinette is a sympathetic account of the private life of the last queen of France before the Revolution. The film opens in 1770 when, as a young teenager, Marie Antoinette arrives at Versailles to marry the Dauphine of France, the future Louis XVI. It charts her relationship with Louis and the numerous challenges in their marriage and union. As she becomes more confident, she finds solace in buying lavish gowns and shoes, eating elaborate cakes and pastries, and gambling with her friends at cards. The film is set to a contemporary 21st century sound track and attempts to capture the decadence and luxury of the court of Versailles in the years before the Revolution.

£5 donation suggested, includes popcorn and a glass of wine.

Costume and fancy dress to emulate the decadence and style of the court of Versailles is encouraged. There will be prizes for the best dressed.

This screening is part of the public programme for exhibition Revolution under a King: French Prints 1789-92

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

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Revolution under a King in conversation

Revolution under a King in conversation

Date: 24 February | Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Join curators Emeritus Professor David Bindman and Dr Richard Taws from UCL History of Art as they talk about the exhibition Revolution under a King and a selection of prints from these early, highly volatile years of the French Revolution. 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 extensively 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.

Free. Pre-booking essential.

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

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Ça ira! UCL Chamber Music Club lunchtime concert

Ça ira! UCL Chamber Music Club lunchtime concert

Date: 25 February | Time: 1.10pm-1.40pm | Location: UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Join UCL Art Museum and UCL Chamber Music Club for a special lunchtime concert of music inspired by the current exhibition of prints from the French Revolution, Revolution under a King. Get swept up in echoes of music from the court, the theatre and the streets. The UCL Chamber Music Club, inaugurated in 1952, promotes the playing and enjoyment of chamber music and related repertoire in UCL and its membership is made up of both students and current and former staff

Free, pre-booking essential.

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

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Pop-Up display: Jews and Photography in Britain

Pop-Up display: Jews and Photography in Britain

Date: 26 February | 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

To mark Jewish Book Week, join us for a specially curated Pop-Up display in the UCL Art Museum by Professor Michael Berkowitz.

Professor 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. Professor Berkowitz will be showing material relating to his book as well as choosing items from the UCL Art Museum collection.

Free, drop-in.

To book please go to popupdisplayjewsinphotography.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

Drawing Tuesdays

Drawing Tuesdays

Date: 1 March | 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 sketchbook 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, charcoal and paper. To see work produced by participants please go to our Flickr album

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Revolution: UCL Chamber Music Club concert

Revolution: UCL Chamber Music Club concert

Date: 17 March | Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm | Location: Haldane Room, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT | Price: FREE | Age group: ALL

Join UCL Art Museum and UCL Chamber Music Club for an evening concert of music on the theme of Revolution.

This concert is part of the public programme for exhibition King. The UCL Chamber Music Club, inaugurated in 1952, promotes the playing and enjoyment of chamber music and related repertoire in UCL and its membership is made up of both students and current and former staff.

This concert is part of the public programme for exhibition Revolution under a King

Free, drop-in.

02076792540 | college.art@ucl.ac.uk

Pop-Up display: UCLU Art Society

Pop-Up display: UCLU Art Society

Date: 18 March | 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

This Pop-Up display marks the culmination of the UCLU Art Society’s Metamorphosis season - an investigation into change within art practice and theory. To complement the theme of revolution within the ongoing exhibition at the UCL Art Museum, this Pop-Up display will explore how transition might operate as a trope within the university’s collection. This is a a chance to historically contextualise the work produced by members of our society for our annual show, which is taking place in early March.

Free

To book please go to popupdisplayartsociety.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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