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FREUD MUSEUM LONDON

20 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 5SX
020 7435 2002

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Wed-Sun 12-5. Admission: 8 Adults, 4 Concessions, 6 Seniors, under 12s FREE

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Click to enlargeTHE BEST POSSIBLE SCHOOL
May 10 - Jul 16, 2017
Modernism, creativity, the freedom to grow as a “free and self-reliant human being” – with these beliefs, Anna Freud, the youngest daughter of Sigmund Freud, and Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham, the youngest daughter of the great American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, founded Vienna’s Hietzing School.
 
To Erik H. Erikson who taught there, it was “the best possible school” and today its true significance, as both the teachers and the students remember it, comes to life in a dynamic new exhibit at the Freud Museum London.
 
Four historic photographs of Sigmund Freud are on view for the first time, along with original paintings and over 75 vintage pictures from private collections in Europe and America. Notable drawings, manuscripts and autographs make vivid the founders’ vision of the Hietzing School’s origins and sequels, its day-to-day experience and its enduring influence on our understanding of education and the developing mind.

FRANKO B : SLEEPING BEAUTY
May 10 - Jul 16, 2017
Sleeping Beauty is a sculpture of a deceased refugee child, presumed to be from Syria, hand carved in marble using traditional methods in the style of Baroque sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Like Bernini, Franko B's practice is engaged with an aesthetic dialogue between the sacred and profane. However, in Franko B’s latest sculpture, the sacred is found in the figure of the child rendered eternally in marble and the profane within ourselves, our leaders, our states and institutions - crystallised in our collective failure to address the worst human crisis since the Second World War.

MOURNING AND MELANCHOLIA : DEATH DRAWING WITH ART MACABRE
Jun 14, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
Art Macabre, purveyors of life drawing with a deathly twist, present a special event in collaboration with the Freud Museum. Explore and draw the complex web of emotions associated with these two states of loss, and their links to depression. Nude and veiled models will pose throughout the museum, presenting poetic tableaux and symbols portraying absence and loss. Draw their presence and explore ideas of negative space and absence through your sketches too. With poetry readings by William Blake and quotes from Freud's essay "Mourning and Melancholia" published 100 years ago.
20/15
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PLAY AT THE FREUD MUSEUM LONDON
Jul 19 - Sep 10, 2017
‘It is only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.’ - Donald W. Winnicott
 
We all play. We all need play. Play is at the core of development, of creativity, of mental health. It is a source of fun, a way of dealing with anxieties, of creating something new, of building relationships. It helps to define who we are and what we can do.
 
Using storytelling, art works, oral histories and interactive games, this exhibition will explore play and its many meanings in psychoanalysis. It will look at play in the work of Sigmund and Anna Freud and other key figures, both in psychoanalytic history and today. It also aims to entice people of all ages to play at the Freud Museum, with an open invitation: Come and play!
 
Exhibition kindly supported by Kings College London

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