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THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM

40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ
020 7841 3600

www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk
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Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5. £11 adults, £8.25 conc. (incl. gift aid), Free under 16s

undergroundRussell Square / King’s Cross / Euston / Bus 7, 59, 68, 91, 98, 168, 188


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Click to enlargeRACHEL KNEEBONE : RAFT OF THE MEDUSA
Sep 29, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018
The Foundling Museum displays a series of five previously unseen porcelain sculptures by artist Rachel Kneebone. Displayed in the historic rooms, the works distil and abstract the Museum’s suppressed narratives of sexual desire, emotional damage and female strength, whilst also referencing ideas of displacement, refuge, and resilience. Raft of the Medusa’s tumbling limbs and fractured swags are at once coquettish and sinister; their gleaming white surfaces and exquisite detail belie scenes of collapse. Visibly exploiting the material properties of porcelain, Kneebone allows her work to distort and crack in the kiln, inviting viewers to question the relationship between strength and vulnerability.
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LILY COLE: BALLS
Jul 31 - Dec 2, 2018
2016 Foundling Fellow, Lily Cole, has created a film to mark the 200th anniversary of Emily Brontė’s birth. On display at the Foundling Museum, Cole’s film takes as its starting point Heathcliff, the foundling character central to Wuthering Heights, and explores links between the Foundling Hospital story and Brontė’s much-loved novel. Co-commissioned by the Foundling Museum, Brontė Parsonage Museum and Rapid Response Unit, with funding from Arts Council England.
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LADIES OF QUALITY & DISTINCTION TOUR
Dec 07, 2018 7:00pm talk/event
Join 18th century specialist Elizabeth Einberg for an evening tour of our exhibition Ladies of Quality & Distinction. Discover the various ways in which the duchesses featured in the exhibition presented themselves for posterity and why; and how they found opportunities to make their voices heard.
Tickets £5, £3 concessions & Foundling Friends (includes a free drink). Book online at foundlingmuseum.org.uk

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