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Art Aiding Politics: Hampstead in the 1930s and ’40s

25 September 2019 - 29 March 2020


Klaus Zimmerman, Ugly Times, oil on board, c.1940. Copyright Eva Zimmermann

Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, London

Hampstead has been a place of refuge, reflection and community for centuries. This exhibition aims to show the response of some of its most creative residents to the tumultuous political events of the early twentieth century; from the Spanish Civil War to the rise of the Nazi party and the outbreak of the Second World War and beyond. Including art and artefacts relating to Roland Penrose and Lee Miller, Fred Uhlman, Milein Cosman, FHK Henrion and many others, this exhibition will examine the artists’ reactions to these events, and the communities of support that developed as a result.


25 September 2019
29 March 2020
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Burgh House and Hampstead Museum
Burgh House, New End Square
London, NW3 1LT United Kingdom
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