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Art Aiding Politics

Hampstead in the 1930s and 40s

Until 29 March 2020
  • FREE

Hampstead has been a place of refuge, reflection and community for centuries. A melting pot for some of the most creative minds of the last few hundred years, this exhibition aims to show the extraordinary reaction of some of those individuals to the tumultuous political events of the early twentieth century; from the Spanish Civil War to the impact of the rise of the Nazi party and the outbreak of the Second World War. Including art and artefacts relating to Roland Penrose and Lee Miller, Fred Uhlman, Milein Cosman and FHK Henrion, this exhibition will examine the artists’ reactions to these events, and the communities of support that developed as a result.

This exhibition is part of the Insiders/Outsiders Festival, a nationwide arts festival celebrating refugees from Nazi Europe and their contribution to British culture

Image: "Ugly Times" Klaus Zimmermann ca. 1940 Oil on board. © Eva Zimmermann