ArtSlant - Museums en-us 40 Contemporary Art Society, 59 Central Street, London EC1V 3AF, United Kingdom <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>The Contemporary Art Society exists to encourage an appreciation and understanding of contemporary art by a wide audience and to donate works by important and new artists to museums and public galleries across the UK.</strong><br /> <br /> With the help of our members and supporters we raise funds to purchase works by new artists which we give to museums and public galleries where they are enjoyed by a national audience; we broker significant and rare works of art by important artists of the twentieth century for public collections through our networks of patrons and private collectors; we establish relationships to commission artworks and promote contemporary art in public spaces; and we devise programmes of displays, artist talks and educational events. <br /> <br /> Since 1910 we have donated over 8,000 works to museums and public galleries - from Bacon, Freud, Hepworth and Moore in their day through to the influential artists of our own times - championing new talent, supporting curators, and encouraging philanthropy and collecting in the UK.</span><span style="font-size: small;"></span></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:46:07 +0000 Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG, United Kingdom <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Design Museum is one of the world&rsquo;s leading museums devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture. It demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance. Design is a hugely fertile field of inventive new work, as well as a key component underpinning the modern economy. It provides a means for understanding the contemporary world, and, potentially, for making it a better place. The Design Museum&rsquo;s mission is to celebrate, entertain, and inform.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Twenty-five years ago, Terence Conran established the forerunner of the Design Museum, the Boilerhouse, in the basement of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&amp;A) in London. As planned, the Boilerhouse quickly outgrew the V&amp;A and in 1989 it moved on to become the Design Museum, in an architecturally striking transformation of a Thameside warehouse near Tower Bridge. Since then it has emerged as an institution with international status and significance, playing a vital role in making design and architecture a part of the cultural agenda.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The Design Museum has created a substantial new audience for the subject, with a programme of popular exhibitions on design disciplines ranging from car design to fashion, and architecture to graphics. It attracts more than 200,000 people a year through its doors, has a vibrant schools programme, a strong critical reputation and a commitment to academic excellence, demonstrated by its master&rsquo;s degree in curating design run in conjunction with Kingston University.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The museum remains an independent registered charity, run as a charity governed by a board of trustees. It is supported by a vigorous range of income generating activities from ticket sales, its caf&eacute;, its shop and its events programme and by development income. Since 2005 it has also received an annual grant from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.</span></p> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:52:06 +0000 Freud Museum London, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX, United Kingdom <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Freud Museum, at 20 Maresfield Gardens in Hampstead, was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family when they escaped Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938. It remained the family home until Anna Freud, the youngest daughter, died in 1982. The centrepiece of the museum is Freud's study, preserved just as it was during his lifetime.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">It contains Freud's remarkable collection of antiquities: Egyptian; Greek; Roman and Oriental. Almost 2,000 items fill cabinets and are ranged on every surface. There are rows of ancient figures on the desk where Freud wrote until the early hours of the morning. The walls are lined with shelves containing Freud's large library.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Undoubtedly the most famous piece of furniture in all the collection is Freud's psychoanalytic couch, on which all of Freud's patients reclined. The couch is remarkably comfortable and is covered with a richly coloured Iranian rug with chenille cushions piled on top. Other fine oriental rugs, Heriz and Tabriz, cover the floor and tables.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Freud Museum's central function is to celebrate the life and work of Sigmund and Anna Freud. The museum organises active programmes of research and publication. It has an Education Service which organizes conferences, talks and special visits.&nbsp; The museum also hosts a well established series of contemporary art exhibitons, film screenings and other creative events.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">There is a shop with books on the life and work of Sigmund Freud and contemporary psychoanalysis. Art prints, postcards gifts and souvenirs are also available.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 17:04:03 +0000 Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, United Kingdom <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Queen Elizabeth Hall</strong>, <strong>Purcell Room</strong> and <strong>Hayward Gallery</strong> (including the gallery shop) closed on 21 September 2015 for two years of essential repair and maintenance so that the buildings are fit for future generations to enjoy.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We continue to present a packed programme of festivals and shows across our site while these buildings are closed.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">During this time, Southbank Centre&rsquo;s classical programme continues at Royal Festival Hall with chamber performances taking place at St John&rsquo;s Smith Square.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Hayward Gallery will focus on its extensive touring programme until the buildings reopen in 2017.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">***</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">'One of London&rsquo;s most important spaces for displaying contemporary art, The Hayward is housed in an austere 1968 building that is both equally loved and derided by the majority of Londoners. Whichever camp you fall into, you&rsquo;ll agree that it makes an excellent hanging space for the blockbuster exhibitions it puts on.&rsquo; (Lonely Planet)<br /><br />The Hayward was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1968. It is an outstanding example of sixties brutalist architecture and is one of the few remaining buildings of this style. It was designed by a group of young architects, including Dennis Crompton, Warren Chalk and Ron Herron. The Hayward is named after the late Sir Isaac Hayward, the former leader of the London County Council.<br /><br />The Hayward is the heart of the visual arts at Southbank Centre. In addition to putting on major exhibitions and commissioning new artworks in the gallery, The Hayward also organises projects, installations and talks across the site.</p> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:46:47 +0000 Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE, United Kingdom <p style="text-align: justify;">The Hunterian Museum collections have been brought together over four centuries by a cast of colourful charactersincluding the surgeon and anatomist John Hunter (1728-1793). They are a fascinating mix of human and animal anatomy and pathology specimens, wax teaching models, surgical and dental instruments as well as paintings, drawings and sculpture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The museum also hosts a changing temporary exhibition programme featuring contemporary artists whose work has been inspired by the museum collections.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Forthcoming exhibitions include artist Susanna Edwards whose installation <em>Curious: The art of microscopy</em> (16 February-13 July 2010) fuses science, art and craft through the photography of victorian microscope slides.</p> Sun, 20 Dec 2015 17:26:29 +0000 Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA, United Kingdom <h1 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Who we are</span></h1> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) is a leading UK contemporary visual arts organisation which creates exhibitions, publications, multimedia, education and research projects.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Iniva was established in 1994 to address an imbalance in the representation of culturally diverse artists, curators and writers. Iniva is a registered charity, funded by Arts Council England and governed by a Board of Trustees. We are a team of 15 staff, based at Rivington Place in Shoreditch, East London.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Our mission</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Iniva engages with new ideas and emerging debates in the contemporary visual arts, reflecting in particular the cultural diversity of contemporary society. We work with artists, curators, creative producers, writers and the public to explore the vitality of visual culture.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Objectives</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">To be active in the arts...</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">- To provide a platform for high quality activity in order to question existing positions and hierarchies within visual culture</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">- To collaborate and offer opportunities to artists, curators and writers so that a greater range of voices can contribute and be heard</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">To create dialogues through art...</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">- To encourage a dialogue with audiences through dynamic forms of engagement</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">- To work in partnership with others to ensure that our activity remains at the ever-changing edge of debate</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">To build and share knowledge about art...</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">- To continue to seek out fresh ideas and approaches which develop and challenge our understanding of cultural diversity</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">- To create space for reflection of cultural diversity at Rivington Place and beyond</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">History</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Information about past projects and the people we have worked with over the years can be found in each section of the website as well as in the digital archive. In 2004 we published <em>Changing States</em> which charts a decade of artistic programming at Iniva, in the context of global economics and local politics. The book includes a timeline of Iniva’s work.</span></p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:37:15 +0000 Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, United Kingdom <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>THE ICA</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The ICA is one of the world's most innovative, cutting-edge arts centres. Home to the best of new art and cultural thinking, we present a unique programme of visual art, films, talks, performance and other special events.</span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">History</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Originally conceived in 1946 by poet, anarchist, art critic and historian Herbert Read, alongside a group of artists and patrons including Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Roland Penrose and Peter Watson, as a "laboratory" or "playground" for contemporary arts, it continues to challenge traditional notions and boundaries of art forms essentially by working with artists, curators, musicians, directors and thinkers who share a desire to investigate issues relevant to the wider concerns of today's world.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Contributing to its history have been artists and luminaries such as T.S Eliot, Stravinsky, Elizabeth Lutyens, Jean Tinguley, Ronnie Scott, Jackson Pollock, Cartier-Bresson, Yves Klein, Jacques Derrida, Michael Foucault, Gerhard Richter, Jeff Koons, Nan Goldin, Peter Blake, Keith Haring, Cindy Sherman, Yoko Ono, John Maybury, Don Letts, Horace Ov&eacute;, Wong Kar Wai, Lars von Trier, Takeshi Kitano, Abbas Kiarostami, Michael Winterbottom, Jeff Wall, Bill Viola, Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McClaren, Ian McEwan, Philip Pullman, Zadie Smith and Slavoj Zizek.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The ICA has played host to debut solos shows from some of today's highest profile artists including Damien Hirst, Jake &amp; Dinos Chapman, Luc Tuymans and Steve McQueen.&nbsp;It was one of the first venues to present The Clash in 1976, the Stone Roses in 1989 and has seen debut London gigs from Scissor Sisters, Franz Ferdinand, Gogol Bordello, MGMT and Little Boots, as well as hosting stand-out performances from Lykke Li, Super Furry Animals, Lightning Bolt, Beastie Boys, The Knife, My Bloody Valentine, Mars Volta, Throbbing Gristle and The Big Pink.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The ICA is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 11am &ndash; 11pm. We are closed Mondays, except for fig-2 openings which will take place in the ICA studio every Monday from 6-8pm throughout 2015. Please access the Studio via the ramp entrance from Carlton House Terrace.&nbsp;Exhibitions: The galleries are open during exhibitions 11am &ndash; 6pm, except Thursday, 11am &ndash; 9pm.</span></p> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 18:19:51 +0000 Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN , United Kingdom Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:16:28 +0000 National Maritime Museum, Romney Road , Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, United Kingdom <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The National Maritime Museum comprises three sites: the Maritime Galleries, the Royal Observatory and the Queen's House. Together these constitute one museum working to illustrate for everyone the importance of the sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Summer&nbsp;late opening:</strong>&nbsp;<br />Between 23 July&ndash;4 September, Flamsteed House and the Meridian Courtyard at the Royal Observatory stay open until 19.15, and the Sammy Ofer Wing maritime galleries are open until 17.50. <a href="">See full details</a>.</p> Sun, 20 Dec 2015 17:41:25 +0000 National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE, United Kingdom <p>Founded in 1856, the aim of the National Portrait Gallery, London is ‘to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and ... to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media’.<br /><br />The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. The Collection is displayed in London and in a number of locations around the United Kingdom, including several houses managed by the National Trust. The Gallery is increasingly keen to find new ways to share the Collection through the National Programmes, as well as through this website.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:39:39 +0000 Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 14 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW, United Kingdom <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a not-for-profit exhibition space devoted to promoting contemporary art for the benefit of the public. The core activity of Parasol unit is an outstanding exhibition programme which shows innovative and thought-provoking work by international contemporary artists. The foundation mounts three to four exhibitions a year in a variety of media: sculpture, painting, installation, video and photography, including some specifically commissioned works. Most of the exhibitions are accompanied by a publication, an artist’s monograph or catalogue, which is distributed worldwide.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Parasol unit is a privately funded charity with the possibility of additional future funding coming from the public and private sectors. Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art attracts a wide audience of art professionals, artists, writers, critics, curators, collectors, lecturers, teachers, students, and the general public. Group and class visits can be arranged by appointment.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><b><br /></b><em>First Thursdays</em> are late-night art and events in East London that take place on the first Thursday of every month. Parasol unit is delighted to have been an initiating partner in the <em>First Thursdays</em> scheme with the Whitechapel Gallery.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:11:52 +0000 Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:05:42 +0000 Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, United Kingdom <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Tate Britain is the world centre for the understanding and enjoyment of British art and works actively to promote interest in British art internationally. The displays at Tate Britain call on the greatest collection of British art in the world to present an unrivalled picture of the development of art in Britain from the time of the Tudor monarchs in the sixteenth century, to the present day.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <h4 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="">Late at Tate Britain</a></span></h4> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="text"><span style="font-size: small;">Tate Britain is <a href="">open late</a> until 22.00 on the first Friday of each month</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Last admission to <a href="">special exhibitions</a> at 20.30</span></p> <h4><span style="font-weight: normal;"><b><br /></b></span></h4> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:17:27 +0000 Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom <p class="text">Tate Modern is the national gallery of international modern art. Located in London, it is one of the family of four Tate galleries which display selections from the Tate Collection. The Collection comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, and of international modern art. The other three galleries are <a href="">Tate Britain</a>, also in London, <a href="">Tate Liverpool</a>, in the north-west, and <a href="">Tate St Ives</a>, in Cornwall, in the south-west. The entire Tate Collection is available online.</p> <p class="text">Created in the year 2000 from a disused power station in the heart of London, Tate Modern displays the national collection of international modern art. This is defined as art since 1900. International painting pre-1900 is found at the National Gallery, and sculpture at the Victoria &amp; Albert Museum. Tate Modern includes modern British art where it contributes to the story of modern art, so major modern British artists may be found at both Tate Modern and Tate Britain.</p> <p class="text">Tate Modern celebrates its 5th birthday with a celebratory publication, including essays by the writers Martin Gayford, John Holden, Rowan Moore, Rt Hon Chris Smith, Jon Snow and Tony Travers and includes a reprint of a poem by James Fenton written on the occasion of the opening of Tate Modern.</p> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:48:28 +0000 The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:11:39 +0000 The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The National Gallery houses the national collection of Western European painting from the 13th to the 19th centuries. It is on show 361 days a year, free of charge.</span></p> Sun, 22 May 2016 16:09:57 +0000