Tuesday 7 July 2015

Geffrye Museum - Special events and exhibitions at the Geffrye this July

Museum and gardens open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

Last chance to see! 
Homes of the Homeless: Seeking Shelter in Victorian London
Ends this Sunday 12 July. Tickets £5/£3 concessions.   
Described by visitors as 'compelling', 'poignant' and 'illuminating', don't miss our current exhibition which tells the story of the places inhabited by the poor in London through paintings, photographs, objects and personal accounts.
Image:Chelsea Workhouse: Bible Reading (Our Poor) by James Charles, 1877 © Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
Lunchtime talk: Homelessness Past and Present     
Friday 10 July, 1pm. Free with an exhibition ticket.
Join curator Hannah Fleming for a brief tour of the Homes of the Homeless exhibition. Then hear about the current work of tackling homelessness today from charity Shelter from the Storm.
Image: People sleeping on benches in Spitalfields garden. From the People of the Abyss by Jack London, 1903
Visit our herb and period gardens  
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Free.
Explore the period gardens and award-winning herb garden while they are full of mid-summer colour, then relax in our light and airy cafĂ© overlooking the gardens and enjoy the new summer menu.  
Image: Geffrye Museum herb garden / photographer Mandy Williams 
Geffrye Prints 
Many of the Geffrye's most popular paintings and prints from the collection are available as prints through Magnolia Box. Why not treat yourself to a print? All purchases support the work of the Geffrye.
Image: Detail of Londoners Gypsying, 1820, by Charles Robert Leslie
(c) Geffrye Museum of the Home
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Soldiers and Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broom at Museum of London Docklands
Until 1 November 2015
The first major exhibition showcasing the UK's first female press photographer. From First World War soldiers to Suffragette processions, view life in London at the start of the 20th century through the lens of Christina Broom. Free.
Image: Christabel Pankhurst, co-founder of the WSPU, photographed inside The Women's Exhibition (c) Museum of London
Unfinished... Works from The Courtauld Gallery  Until 20 September 2015
This special display brings together paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints from the Renaissance to the early 20th century that have all been described - rightly or wrongly - as 'unfinished'. These significant works of art allow us to explore what it means for an artist to consider a work as finished and what happens when critics disagree.
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