Museums in Mayfair

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  • Bluebellplasnewydd
    Cardiff, UK2,023 contributions
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    This is an impressionist "light" exhibition with charcoal and pencil drawings not devoid of colour but without the magnificence of the traditional paintings. Even so the various artist's style is easily recognisable. The exhibition is well set out with adequate but not overwhelming descriptions on the wall. There are 3 large rooms but in some ways a fleeting view is needed. So it will not really take more than an hour to view. It was not crowded when we visited on a weekday morning.
    Written 8 March 2024
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  • Erika
    Stockholm, Sweden38 contributions
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    Nice museum and recommend to visit during the weekend when they have live music. Welcoming personnel and close to Regent Street makes it easy to visit.
    Written 14 October 2023
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  • The_Coach55
    Ruislip, UK969 contributions
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    The Halcyon Gallery is located in New Bond Street close to Berkeley Square. It is just under half a mile from Green Park tube station on foot. It consists of two premises facing each other on either side of New Bond Street.

    Although the Warhol exhibition is primarily for buyers, casual visitors are welcome and I found the staff to be informative and helpful.

    The well known pictures of Marilyn Monroe, Chairman Mao and Campbell’s Soup were on show as well as less known work.

    I didn’t know about Warhol’s relationship with Pele who he met whilst the great man was playing for New York Cosmos in the late Seventies.

    I liked the Pele work and memorabilia very much as well as that of Muhammad Ali.

    There was also a great black and white photograph of Nico and Warhol dressed up as Batman and Robin.

    The exhibition is free and runs until 7 April 2024.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • Akkers1
    London, UK916 contributions
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    The Faraday Museum is a little gem that I never even realised was there.

    This free small museum, which is just off Piccadilly, is in the basement of the Royal Institution and it was here that Michael Faraday conducted his experiments.
    Although its small, it is packed with interesting original items and facts like Faraday’s lab.

    I found it an interesting visit, so, if you have an interest in science or like in my case a vague interest, and are in the area, then I recommend that you go along to this museum.
    Written 28 July 2023
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  • Ian C
    London, UK23,970 contributions
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    The Gagosian has two spaces, one in Mayfair near Berkeley Square and its larger, more warehouse-styled, space a 10 minute walk from King's Cross station - but you need to know it is here or you will miss it and the great international-quality exhibitions that are held here with the ability to hold larger more sculptural works than in the Mayfair gallery.

    Recently refurbished internally, the last exhibition 'American Pastoral' was focused on American art from the 19th century through to well-known figures of modern times, with works on show by Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Edward Rushka, Duane Hansen, Theaster Gates and others, showing how American art has developed and come of age over the last 150 years.

    A great exhibition that should really have been at Tate Modern.
    Written 7 April 2020
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  • futtock21
    London, UK11,627 contributions
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    The Linnean Society is one of a number of learned societies situsted in Burlington House. It is one of the oldest having been founded in 1788 and is dedicated to the dissemination of information about natural history, evolution and taxonomy. It has been based in Burlington House since 1857. During London Open Days 2023 ground floor rooms housing exhibitions and the magnificent library spread over two floors were open to the public. Particularly impressive is a marble staircase around which rest a number of colourful prints of animals and shells.
    Written 24 September 2023
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  • futtock21
    London, UK11,627 contributions
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    Waiting to give one’s details for Covid-19 track and trace purposes in the lobby of this grand Mayfair mansion house one is immediately drawn to the sound of a pianola (a self-playing piano) in the nearest room on the left. It’s part of an installation by Oliver Beer called Oma (German for grandmother). It’s an appropriate title as the piece being played was written by his grandmother. All around it are pictures featuring musical instruments in sombre white shades resembling works by Michael Craig-Martin in a ghostly mist. Elsewhere on the ground and first floors is a group exhibition of abstract oil paintings by Alvaro Barrington, Mandy El-Sayegh, Rachel Jones and Donna Nelson. Impressive though all of these were they were all, even the largest ones, dwarfed by the magnificence of the Georgian building in which they are housed.
    Written 15 September 2020
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  • mckenzie16
    Greater London, UK188 contributions
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    I visited the gallery on a rainy day in London. I hadn't pre booked but the kind gentleman at the desk still let me in to visit the Maggi Hambling exhibition.

    A wide ranging exhibition of 3 floors. Maggi's art is thought-provoking and intriguing. I followed up the visit by watching her BBC documentary. She is truly a magnificent artist and person.

    The gallery was a perfect venue to hold her pieces and I felt very welcomed and safe.

    A definite visit when in London town.
    Written 31 October 2020
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20,576 contributions
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    This building is hidden away on one side of the Burlington House courtyard, much better known as the main access to the Royal Academy. The upstairs library houses the most comprehensive collection of archaeological research material in the UK. The Society originated from a meeting in 1707 between three antiquarian friends in a nearby tavern. It was formally constituted in 1718 with 23 founding members. The main ground floor room is a great location for lectures, although the sound system needs some upgrading. This building and its interior have all the grandeur and sense of history that you would expect. It's a pleasure to come here for lectures.
    Written 14 January 2018
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  • futtock21
    London, UK11,627 contributions
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    An elder statesman of British art Bernard Cohen a London Jewish artist born in 1933 the year Hitler became German Chancellor and hence 87 years young. I use the adjective young deliberately because the abstract pictorial language in his paintings and now prints on display at Flowers’ Cork Street HQ suggesting to me the most complex yet harmonious digital circuitry or grid plans of a distant imaginary planet appear so fresh they feel as if they ought to be the work in f someone half a century. I came here a few weeks ago and saw paintings on the ground floor; following and because of the intervention of London Print Week these have been joined in the basement by a selection of his recent prints including a series of six which I think Flowers may have had a hand in publishing. They all feel important even seminal. Not at all surprising a room at Tate Britain was devoted to his work a couple of years ago.
    Written 15 May 2021
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland18,540 contributions
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    Stunning building. Many guided tours available. Free galleries as well. Very diverse and much larger than I expected. Recommended.
    Written 20 November 2018
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  • futtock21
    London, UK11,627 contributions
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    Mayfair Art Weekend offered a sneak preview at Waddington Gallery in Cork Street of its forthcoming exhibition called Vortex of abstract works by the French artist Fabienne Verdier. They are all large colourful canvasses with giant swirling shapes said to be inspired by listening to arias from Mozart operas. Visitors are invited to listen to recordings of the said arias. Had I been asked what music might have inspired the artwork I would have guessed ‘Eight Lines’ by Steve Reich.
    Written 3 October 2020
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  • futtock21
    London, UK11,627 contributions
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    As we emerge chrysalis-like from our collective lockdown I discover some of the best art around is immediately accessible not in our great museums and galleries beset with silly timed ticketing and barred entrancing even to their so-called friends but in our auction houses. Whilst not quite up to the standards of Christie’s and Bonhams whether in the sheer range let alone the good taste of what is on offer Phillips in Berkeley Square nevertheless puts on a good show of paintings and sculpture on two out of its usual three floors called New Now! Unless the novelty lies exclusively in the fact an art exhibition is open at all what I liked best on display were works by artists such as Billy Childish (two imposing portraits), Peter Blake (Red Dot Painting), Martin Creed (three metronomes) who have been around a bit. Richard Smith (Green Cross Flag) and Ron Kitaj (drawing of a nude) have been dead for some years now. Patrick Heron (1920-1999) represented by two soot paintings since the end of the last century. No complimentary espresso in sight. But one must be thankful that this exhibition has been staged at all. Perhaps at some future date a row of hand sanitizers and anti-Covid injunctions to social distance will form part of an exhibit themselves?
    Written 10 July 2020
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  • dem02
    Lichfield, UK46 contributions
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    Visited the last day of the Freud, Bacon, Auerbach and Andrews exhibition and was so impressed. Four rooms with a selection of work by these four artists that was such a joy to view side by side. The space itself is so impressive - full of light and it was such a relaxing and satisfying gallery visit. Wonderful gallery, great staff and just the right amount of work on display so as not to overwhelm. Loved it and will be back.
    Written 30 January 2023
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  • K72
    Melbourne, Australia3,068 contributions
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    Nice little gallery in N.ew Bond Street. free to enter and wander. the artwork is really cool, colourful and different. No photography allowed.
    Shame the upper and lower floors weren't open but I did enjoy what I saw
    Written 4 January 2024
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