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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 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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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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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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Friedrich Nagler: A Personal Mythology

13 June - 5 November
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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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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The Art of Eugene Halliday and Käthe Schuftan

14 September - 30 November
Tan-y-Garth Hall Retreat, Pontfadog
Llangollen, North Wales LL20 7 AS United Kingdom
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Käthe Schuftan was a Jewish artist who escaped from Berlin in June 1939. Her work was linked with both Käthe Kollwitz and the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement, including Otto Dix and George Grosz.

Selected dates from September to November.

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The Bauhaus in Bristol

14 September 2019 - 25 January 2020
The Ken Stradling Collection, 48 Park Row
Bristol, BS1 5LH United Kingdom
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Free

The Ken Stradling Collection is very pleased to be taking part in the international celebrations marking the centenary of the Bauhaus.

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

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

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.

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Beyond Bauhaus – Modernism in Britain 1933–66

1 October 2019 - 1 February 2020
Architecture Gallery, RIBA, 66 Portland Place
London, London W1B 1AD United Kingdom
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Free

This exhibition revisits the impact of three notable Bauhaus émigrés: Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and László Moholy-Nagy. Centred on the brief period of 1934-37, when they came to live and work in Britain, it traces this fertile moment in British architectural history and considers where its legacy has had the most enduring impact.

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Laszlo Moholy-Nagy in Britain: Between the New Vision and the New Bauhaus

1 October 2019 - 1 February 2020
RIBA, First Floor Gallery, 66 Portland Place
London, W1B 1AD United Kingdom
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Free

This display draws on the RIBA’s unique holdings to demonstrate both the range of Moholy-Nagy’s British work and the strong ties that he established with modernist architects in Britain.

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Migrations: Masterworks from the Ben Uri Collection

2 October 2019 - 28 January 2020
Museum of Gloucester, Brunswick Road
Gloucester, GL1 1HP 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-Louise von Motesiczky

7 October 2019 - 27 March 2020
Tate Britain, Millbank
London, London SW1P 4RG United Kingdom
Free

This free display covers the life and work of Marie-Louise von Motesiczky alongside other émigrés who escaped Nazi Europe for the relative safety of Britain.

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Migration at the RNCM

15 October - 5 December
Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9RD United Kingdom
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Migration has been in the DNA of the RNCM from its earliest roots, when in 1893 the German-born conductor Sir Charles Hallé realised his vision of founding a Northern conservatoire which became the Royal Manchester College of Music.

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Pioneers of Modernism: William Morris and the Bauhaus

19 October 2019 - 26 January 2020
Willam Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road
London, Walthamstow E17 4PP United Kingdom
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The William Morris Gallery’s first major exhibition exploring the relationship between William Morris and the Bauhaus.

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20:20 vision

31 October 2019 - 14 February 2020
Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way
London, Wembley HA9 0FJ United Kingdom
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20:20 vision is a dynamic arts and community legacy project from not-for-profits Salusbury WORLD Refugee Centre and FotoDocument, which celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK. The work focuses on 20 children from diverse backgrounds who arrived in the UK circa 1999 and casts a long lens over their lives and achievements fast forwarding 20 years later to 2019.

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20:20 vision

31 October - 31 December
Willesden Library, 95 High Road
London, Willesden NW10 2SF United Kingdom
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20:20 vision is a dynamic arts and community legacy project from not-for-profits Salusbury WORLD Refugee Centre and FotoDocument, which celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK. The work focuses on 20 children from diverse backgrounds who arrived in the UK circa 1999 and casts a long lens over their lives and achievements fast forwarding 20 years later to 2019.

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Heartfield: One Man’s War

1 November 2019 - 1 February 2020
Four Corners Gallery, 121 Roman Road
London, E2 0QN United Kingdom
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An exhibition of prints by the renowned photomontage artist John Heartfield. A pioneer of German agitprop and an early member of the Berlin Dada group, Heartfield is known as the inventor of political photomontage. 33 of Heartfield’s scathingly satirical artworks against war, fascism and the Third Reich will be on display.

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11:00 am

Being Second Generation: with Gaby Glassman

3 November 11:00 am
JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road
London, NW3 6ET United Kingdom
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£9

More than 70 years after the Holocaust, children of survivors and refugees will explore together how it has affected their lives. This workshop will be led by Gaby Glassman, a psychologist and psychotherapist who has facilitated second generation and intergenerational groups in the UK and abroad since the 1980s.

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Tour & Talk: Mendelsohn’s De La Warr Pavilion

3 November 11:00 am
De La Warr Pavilion, Marina
Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex TN40 1DP United Kingdom
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£5

This will be a special extended tour with a talk by Graham Whitham on Erich Mendelsohn’s life and legacy. A refugee from Hitler’s Germany, Erich Mendelsohn had already established an international reputation when he won the commission led by the 9th Earl De La Warr to design a new Pavilion for Bexhill.  

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8:30 pm

Four Parts of a Folding Screen

3 November 8:30 pm
Close-Up Film Centre, 97 Sclater Street
London, E1 6HR United Kingdom
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£12

Based on documents found in Berlin archives, Four Parts of a Folding Screen explores exclusion, statelessness and the legalised theft and sale of everyday family possessions by the National Socialist regime. We're pleased to welcome Anthea Kennedy and Ian Wiblin to present their film alongside Peter Todd's a spoon, and Martin Brady will be in conversation with the filmmakers following the screening.

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