new exhibitions

40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ
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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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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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Click to enlargeTHE LOST WORDS
Jan 19 - Jun 6, 2018
The Lost Words is a unique collaborative project between award-winning author Robert Macfarlane, and acclaimed artist and author Jackie Morris, in response to their belief that nature is in retreat from our children’s stories and imaginations. The exhibition presents a new series of poems and accompanying illustrations that conjure the beauty of nature, for visitors of all ages.
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Jan 19 - Jun 6, 2018
We display a series of original illustrations by award-winning illustrator Michael Foreman produced for Lucky Button, a new book by Foundling Fellow Michael Morpurgo.


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