UCL Art Museum
Public opening times: Monday to Friday, 1pm-5pm during UCL term time
Underground: Warren Street, Euston Square
UCL hosts more than 10,000 prints, drawings, sculptures, paintings, and media works dating from the 1490's to the present day.
With the Slade School of Fine Art being part of UCL, it's not surprising that a world-class art collection is housed in the UCL Art Museum. The collection contains work by many important 20th-century British artists who studied at the Slade including Stanley Spencer, Augustus John, Edward Wadsworth and Paula Rego. Extensive gifts of prints and drawings were also presented to UCL, including the Grote bequest of 1872. This included an important group of 16th-century German works and a selection of Renaissance and Baroque prints and drawings mainly from Northern Europe.
Works on paper are housed in a traditional Print Room setting in the museum, and paintings and sculpture are displayed in public rooms around college. The collection was founded in 1847 with a gift of the sculpture models and drawings of the Neo-classical artist John Flaxman.