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The app Gallery

Home to one of the greatest art collections in the UK, The app Gallery is located in the magnificent historical setting of Somerset House. The Gallery is particularly known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and exciting programme of temporary exhibitions.

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app is a research-led, independent College of the University of London, with one of the world’s most prestigious programmes of art history, curating, and conservation.

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Roger Mayne: Youth

14 June – 1 Sep 2024 

★★★★★ – The Independent

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An exhibition of evocative documentary images of young people growing-up in Britain in the mid-1950s and ‘60s, by acclaimed British photographer Roger Mayne (1929 – 2014) . Friends go free.

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Two groups of men and boys on Southam Street, North Kensington, London. A young West Indian boy looks straight at the camera. i Roger Mayne (1929 - 2014), Men and boys, Southam Street, 1959 © The Roger Mayne Archive / Mary Evans Picture Library

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Explore The app’s events, talks, exhibitions, lectures and courses. We welcome everyone with an interest in art and art history, from young people and families to academics and researchers.

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Two groups of men and boys on Southam Street, North Kensington, London. A young West Indian boy looks straight at the camera.

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Roger Mayne: Youth

14 June – 1 Sep 2024 

An exhibition of works by photographer Roger Mayne, bringing together his evocative documentary images of communities and neighbourhoods of 1950's inner London, alongside intimate images of his own family at home in Dorset in the 1970s....

A pen and ink drawing with coloured pencils of four figures standing in a setting with brown walls

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Henry Moore: Shadows on the Wall

8 June – 22 Sep 2024 

This exhibition, a collaboration with Henry Moore Foundation, considers Henry Moore’s (1898 – 1986) celebrated Shelter drawings as the point of departure for a new reading of the artist’s fascination with images of the wall. ...

A painting of three women in conversation. The woman on the left leans into the other two in earnest discussion. They sit in front of an open window with a bouquet of flowers visible.

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Vanessa Bell: A Pioneer of Modern Art

25 May – 6 Oct 2024 

This display will be the first devoted to The app's significant collection of Vanessa Bell’s work, including her masterpiece A Conversation, and the bold, abstract textile designs she produced for the Omega Workshops....

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