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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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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, London NW3 2XD United Kingdom
Free

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

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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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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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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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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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Ellen Ettlinger: A Folklorist Flees the Nazis

4 June - 24 November
Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3PP United Kingdom
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Free

This display marks the eightieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War by highlighting the work of Ellen Ettlinger, a Jewish folklorist who was forced to flee Germany in 1938 due to persecution by the Nazi regime.

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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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Friedrich Nagler: A Personal Mythology

13 June - 17 September
Hove Museum and Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road
Hove, East Sussex BN3 4AB United Kingdom
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Free

Exhibition celebrating the extraordinary work of self-taught Jewish artist Friedrich Nagler, who fled Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938.

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The Bauhaus in Britain

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

This free display considers connections between Germany’s Bauhaus School (1919–33) and the visual arts in Britain

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Grete Marks

26 June - 27 October
Pallant House Gallery, 8-9 North Pallant
Chichester, West Sussex P019 1TJ United Kingdom
Free

An exhibition of intimate portrait paintings and drawings by Grete Marks

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ART-EXIT: 1939 A Very Different Europe

17 July - 11 September
12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3EU United Kingdom
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Free

The exhibition shines a spotlight on a very different Europe 80 years ago in the lead up to, and the start of, WW2. It features the forced journeys of many of central Europe’s most distinguished and pioneering artists, who fled tyranny in search of artistic and personal freedoms.

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Marie Neurath: Picturing Science

19 July - 3 November
The House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, Kings Cross
London, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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£4 – £8.25

Marie Neurath – an émigré graphic designer and author, led a team at the Isotype Institute that produced over 80 illustrated children’s books from 1944-1971. The pioneering collaboration between researchers, artists and writers produced infographics and illustrated diagrams to explain scientific concepts.

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