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October 2019

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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László 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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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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Mendelsohn’s De La Warr Pavilion

6 October 2019 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
De La Warr Pavilion, Marina
Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex TN40 1DP United Kingdom
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£5

Explore Erich Mendelsohn’s design legacy with a talk on his life and a tour of the De La Warr Pavilion. 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. The result, a ‘people’s palace for art and culture’, was and continues to be an expression of a specifically social and moral agenda.

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Modernist Hampstead Walk

13 October 2019
Hampstead Tube Station, Hampstead High Street
London, London NW3 1QG United Kingdom
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£9 – £12

Discover the revolutionary Modernist homes and idealistic architecture built in Hampstead in the 1930s

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November 2019

Tour & Talk: Mendelsohn’s De La Warr Pavilion

3 November 2019
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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A Walk through Highgate: Experiments in Urban Living

16 November 2019
Opposite the Woodman Pub, Archway Road
London, Highgate N6 5UA United Kingdom
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£12

Discover some of Highgate's twentieth century housing developments in this historic walk through Highgate.

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Jacques & Jacqueline Groag

21 November 2019 6:30 pm
The Isokon Gallery, Lawn Road
London, NW3 2XD United Kingdom
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£10

The dramatic and fascinating story of two former Lawn Road Flats residents, brought to life by their biographer, Ursula Prokop.

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February 2020

From Streamform to Arts and Crafts

23 February 2:00 pm
East Finchley Tube Station, High Road
London, Greater London N2 ONW United Kingdom
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£9 – £12

This walk travels back in time looking at inter-war architectural styles on the North side of Hampstead Garden Suburb finishing with arts and crafts cottages. It includes Belvedere Court by Ernst Freud

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March 2020

Modernist Hampstead Walk

1 March
Hampstead Tube Station, Hampstead High Street
London, London NW3 1QG United Kingdom
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£9 – £12

Discover the revolutionary Modernist homes and idealistic architecture built in Hampstead in the 1930s

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Hampstead’s Pioneers of Modern Art

14 March 11:00 am
Hampstead Tube Station, Hampstead High Street
London, London NW3 1QG United Kingdom
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£9 – £12

In the first half of the 20th century Hampstead was home to some of the era's most pioneering artists. We will walk in the footsteps of the Slade School artists. In Downshire Hill we learn of the artistic Carline family and will also discuss the role that Roland Penrose, Margaret Gardiner and Fred and Diana Uhlman played in the art world in the years leading up to, and during, the Second World War. We walk to Belsize Park to learn of the Modernists including Henry Moore, Piet Mondrian and Barbara Hepworth whom Herbert Read described as living as a “nest of gentle artists” and conclude with the refugee designers who stayed at the Isokon flats.

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*Postponed* Edith Tudor-Hart and the Opening of the Lawn Road Flats: Exile Photographer

26 March 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Isokon Gallery, Lawn Road
London, NW3 2XD United Kingdom
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£10

In 1934 Austrian émigré photographer Edith Tudor-Hart was commissioned to provide photographic record of the opening of the Isokon building

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May 2020

Modernist Hampstead Walk

16 May
Hampstead Tube Station, Hampstead High Street
London, London NW3 1QG United Kingdom
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£9 – £12

Discover the revolutionary Modernist homes and idealistic architecture built in Hampstead in the 1930s

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