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Lucie Rie: Ceramics and Buttons

1 January - 3 November
York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square
York, Yorkshire Y01 7EW United Kingdom
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Free – £7.50

The ceramics and buttons produced by one of the most respected potters of the 20th Century are on show in a major new exhibition at the Centre of Ceramic Art

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Mann at War

1 January 2019 - 27 February 2020
Manx Museum, Manx Museum
Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 3LY United Kingdom
Free

The role that the Isle of Man and its people have played in conflict from the 18th Century to present day

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Marianne Grant Holocaust Artworks

1 January 2019 - 1 January 2020
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street
Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG United Kingdom
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Free

Marianne Grant was a Jewish artist and Holocaust survivor from Prague who settled in Glasgow after the end of World War II. She uniquely recorded in drawings her experiences of imprisonment in the concentration camp-ghetto Theresienstadt, the Czech family camp in Auschwitz-Birkeneau, German slave labour camps and Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp

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Internment – Living with the Wire

2 January - 31 December
Manx Museum, Manx Museum
Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 3LY United Kingdom
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Free

Discover more about ‘life behind the wire’ and the different ways that interned artists recorded the world around them

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Refuge: The Art of Belonging

15 February - 29 June
Abbot Hall Art Gallery Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL United Kingdom + Google Map
Free – £7.70

This exhibition tells the story of artists who entered Britain between 1933 and 1945 as a result of Nazi occupation

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The Mad Silkman: Zika & Lida Ascher: Textiles and Fashion

15 February - 15 September
The Museum of Decorative Arts, 17. listopadu Street No.2
110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
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The story of Zika and Lída Ascher who left Czechoslovakia before the outbreak of WW2 and built a textile empire in the United Kingdom which supplied fabrics to the international fashion industry from the 40‘s.

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George Adams – Bauhausler in Britain

2 March - 27 October
The Isokon Gallery, Lawn Road
London, NW3 2XD United Kingdom
Free

Featuring the work of George Adams (1904-1983).

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René Halkett – from Bauhaus to Cornwall

4 March - 11 May
Falmouth Art Gallery, Municipal Buildings, The Moor
Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2RT United Kingdom
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Free

On the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Bauhaus, this exhibition showcases the work of one of its students, René Halkett (1900-1983), who studied under the renowned artists Klee and Kandinsky.

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The art market under the Occupation 1940-1944

20 March - 3 November
Mémorial de la Shoah, 17, rue Geoffroy l’Asnier
Paris, 75004 France
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In the summer of 1941, the French government began confiscating businesses, real estate, financial assets and art works from Jews across the country. Victims of both Nazi and Vichy laws, French Jews were stripped of their property and excluded from every sphere of political, social and economic life – a prelude to their physical elimination. Meanwhile, during the Occupation of 1940-1944, France’s art market thrived.

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Marie-Louise von Motesiczky

22 March - 31 December
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, 53 New Walk
Leicester, Leicester LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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Display of gifted artworks

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Insiders/Outsiders: Émigré Poster Designers

29 March - 27 June
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
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London Transport commissioned many of the best émigré designers to produce some of the most distinctive posters on the network

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Great British Jews: A Celebration

29 March - 3 November
Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House 129-131 Albert Street
London, NW1 7NB United Kingdom
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Free

This playful exhibition celebrates the huge contribution that Jews have made to this country across a variety of cultural, scientific and commercial fields.

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National Portrait Gallery trail and online exhibition

1 April - 31 December
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place
London, WC2H 0HE United Kingdom
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Free

National Portrait Gallery’s 20th Century galleries highlight portraits of or by artist-émigrés from Nazi Europe

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The Tailor of Inverness – Theatre Tour

5 April - 11 May

The Tailor of Inverness is one of the most widely travelled and highly praised Scottish theatre productions of the last decade. Written and performed by Matthew Zajac

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Margaret Gardiner – A Life of Giving

22 April - 9 November
The Pier Arts Centre, Victoria Street
Stromness, Orkney KW16 3AA United Kingdom
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Free

Margaret Gardiner was born on 22 April 1904. An early activist against fascism and war, in 1936 she became honorary secretary of For Intellectual Liberty, a rallying point throughout the Second World War for writers, artists and academics in active defence of peace, liberty and culture.

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Maurice Blik Plasters: The Artist at Eighty

27 April - 11 May
Sculpt Gallery, Braxted Park Road, Gt. Braxted Essex CO5 0QB United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Born in Amsterdam, Holland in 1939 and having survived Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as a child, Maurice Blik arrived in the UK aged seven. The ability to come to terms with this and to confront the face of humanity that he had witnessed, stayed silent in him for some forty years until it found a voice in the passionate and exquisite sculpture he began to produce in the late 1980s.

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Showcasing Art History: Britain ∩ Europe

7 May
Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square Campus, Penton Rise
London, Kings Cross WC1X 9EW United Kingdom
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Encounters in Art: John Heartfield: Art and Politics in 1930s Britain

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Soldiering on: Czech Freedom Fighters in Great Britain 1940 -1945

7 May
Czech Embassy Cinema, 26 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom
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£7

Marking the 80th anniversary of the 1939 occupation of Czechoslovakia the event showcases the work by refugee filmmakers Jiri Weiss and Karel Lamač who captured the fellow countrymen in short films for the Ministry of Information.

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