About the Museum


Interior View, Ben Uri Gallery

Interior View, Ben Uri Gallery

Exterior View, Ben Uri Gallery

Exterior View, Ben Uri Gallery

Interior View, Ben Uri Gallery

Interior View, Ben Uri Gallery

Interior View, Ben Uri Gallery

Interior View, Ben Uri Gallery

Dubbed the "Art Museum for Everyone", the Ben Uri Gallery transcends ethnic and religious barriers to address pressing issues of identity and migration, aiming to explore the cultural impact of migrant communities within their host cities. The museum primarily focuses on British and European artists of Jewish descent. Overall, its impressively diverse collection boast works by some 380 artists from 35 countries, of whom the majority are émigrés, produced over a 120-year period.

Collection Highlights


Chaïm Soutine

La Soubrette (Waiting Maid)

David Bomberg

Ghetto Theatre

Frank Auerbach

Mornington Crescent, Summer Morning

Mark Gertler

Rabbi and Rabbitzin

Marc Chagall

Apocalypse en Lilas, Capriccio
Ben Uri Gallery: Collection Highlights

Chaïm Soutine

La Soubrette (Waiting Maid), c. 1925
oil on canvas
Courtesy of Ben Uri Gallery. Acquired in 2012 with the assistance of the HLF, the Art Fund, the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, Miriam and Richard Borchard, Sir Harry and Lady Djanogly, Patsy & David Franks, Morven and Michael Heller, Joan and Lawrence Kaye (USA), Laura and Lewis Kruger (USA), Agnes & Edward Lee, Simon Posen (USA), The Marc Rich Foundation (Switzerland), Anthony Rosenfelder & family in honour of Marilyn, Jayne Cohen and Howard Spiegler (USA), and Judit & George Weisz

David Bomberg

Ghetto Theatre, 1920
oil on canvas
Courtesy of Ben Uri Gallery. Purchased 1920.

Frank Auerbach

Mornington Crescent, Summer Morning, 2004
oil on board
Courtesy of Ben Uri Gallery. Acquired for the Ben Uri Collection through the support and generosity of the Art Fund, MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, Daniel and Pauline Auerbach, Frank Auerbach and Marlborough Fine Art London

Mark Gertler

Rabbi and Rabbitzin, 1914
watercolour and pencil on paper
Courtesy of Ben Uri Gallery. Acquired in 2002 by private treaty through Sotheby's with the assistance of the Art Fund, HLF, V&A/MLA Purchase Grant Fund, Pauline and Daniel Auerbach, Morven and Michael Heller, Agnes and Edward Lee, Hannah and David Lewis, David Stern, Laura and Barry Townsley, Della and Fred Worms and anonymous donors

Marc Chagall

Apocalypse en Lilas, Capriccio, 1945
Gouache
Courtesy of Ben Uri Gallery. Acquired in 2009 supported by Miriam and Richard Borchard, Sir Michael and Lady Morven Heller, and an anonymous donor, and benefitting from the advice of Lionel Pissarro and the Art Fund.

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