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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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George Adams – Bauhausler in Britain

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

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

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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 - 23 June
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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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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Dorothy Bohm: Colour Photographs

9 May - 14 June
Avivson Gallery, 49 Highgate High Street
London, N6 5JX United Kingdom
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The Avivson Gallery is pleased to announce its next exhibition, a selection of small and exquisite colour prints, many of them images never seen in public before, by doyenne of British photography Dorothy Bohm

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Between Worlds

18 May - 25 August
Glyndebourne, Archive Gallery
Lewes, East Sussex BN8 5UU United Kingdom

An exhibition exploring the founding and early years of the Glyndebourne Festival

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Fifth Biennial Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize Exhibition

26 May - 30 September
Piano Nobile Kings Place, 90 York Way
London, Kings Cross N1 9AG United Kingdom

Celebrating contemporary British and Irish self-portraiture, the Ruth Borchard prize offers a unique opportunity for new and established artists to compete for £10,000 and an opportunity for their work to be purchased for the Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collection.

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Edith Tudor-Hart and Wolfgang Suschitzky

27 May - 17 November
Tate Britain, Millbank
London, London SW1P 4RG United Kingdom
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Free

Following the rise of Fascism in Vienna in the 1930s, brother and sister Edith Tudor-Hart (1908–73) and Wolfgang Suschitzky (1912–2016) found sanctuary in Britain, where both became leading documentary photographers. This display offers a rare opportunity to see a substantial group of photographs by brother and sister together.

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Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon

30 May - 15 October
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square
London, W1B 5DP United Kingdom
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Free

The Wiener Library’s summer 2019 exhibition showcases the remarkable work of German Jewish photographer Gerty (Gertrud) Simon

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Refugees, Newcomers, Citizens: Migration Stories from Picture Post, 1938-56

3 June - 5 July
Peltz Gallery, 43, Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0PD United Kingdom

This exhibition brings together for the first time over sixty original prints by renowned émigré photographers Gerti Deutsch and Kurt Hutton, together with Bert Hardy and Haywood Magee, revealing Picture Post magazine’s stories of refugees and immigrants to Britain from the 1930s to the 1950s. 

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‘Jankel Adler: A “Degenerate” Artist in Britian, 1940-49’

3 June - 8 July
Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, 108a Boundary Road, off Abbey Road
London, NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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"Adler died last summer in exile without a passport; driftwood cast upon a foreign shore by the European hurricane".

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Walter Nessler: Post-war Optimist

8 June - 6 October
Pallant House Gallery, 8-9 North Pallant
Chichester, West Sussex P019 1TJ United Kingdom
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A significant display of the work of German-born artist Walter Nessler

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Edith Tudor-Hart, the Bauhaus and Isokon

11 June
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH4 3DR United Kingdom
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Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund, authors of new publication 'Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain' will speak about Bauhaus graduate Edith Tudor-Hart, her photography of the Isokon building and the émigré community in 1930s London.

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10:00 am

Celebrating Jewish Architecture – Routemaster Bus Tour

11 June 10:00 am
Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House 129-131 Albert Street
London, NW1 7NB United Kingdom
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£30

Jump on board a classic Routemaster! In this tour with architecture expert Joe Kerr, you will have the chance to see buildings designed by famous Jewish architects whose work was crucial to the rebuilding of twentieth century London

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6:00 pm

The Social Eye of Picture Post

11 June 6:00 pm
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Picture Post magazine was the publishing sensation of the 1940s and early 1950s. Founded by anti-Nazi refugee journalists and photographers it blended continental large format photography with British social documentary to produce moving, funny, hard-hiting stories about Britain in times of war and peace. This event will hear from the two co-curators, Professor Amanda Hopkinson and Mike Berlin, about the themes they have explored in the current exhibtion at the Peltz gallery: Refugees, Incomers, Citizens: Migration Stories from Picture Post (4 June-5 July) with Professor Lynda Nead and Professor Steve Edwards in discussion.

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