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Our Blog - art

“Dancing Cats” by Stanley Lench

21 April 2017
Art, Exhibitions

"Scaling the Citadel" curator Rebecca Lodge takes a deeper look at one of Stanley Lench's earliest works, "Dancing Cats." 

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Edward King: A Life in Art - A Review

25 November 2016
Art, Exhibitions

A look in to the rising recognition of art to mental health in our cultural institutions, by Bethlem Museum volunteer Georgina. 

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In the Frame: ‘Dancing Cats’ by Stanley Lench

20 January 2016
Archives, Art, Personal Accounts

A peek into the vibrant world of Stanley Lench, written by one of our volunteers. 

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Your Paintings: Nearly One Hundred Artworks from the Bethlem Collection Online

06 June 2015
Art

​Nearly 100 paintings from the Bethlem collection can be seen online thanks to a hugely ambitious project by the BBC and the Public Catalogue Foundation.

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In the Frame for February 2014: Elise Pacquette’s ‘Eating the Heart Out’

04 February 2015
Art, Collection

This month's 'In the Frame' is written by Mansions in the Orchard Researcher, Dr Jennifer Walke.

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Mansions in the Orchard: Liz Atkin on Finding Sanctuary in Art

19 January 2015
Art

Liz Atkin, a visual artist based in London, talks about her site specific performance at the Dragon Cafe in September 2014, compulsive skin picking and the power of creativity in recovery.

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In the Frame for January 2015: Olivia Gillow’s ‘Insistent Rub’

05 January 2015
Art, Collection

Read this month's 'In the Frame' from Conservator, Jillian Gregory.

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A Rake’s Progress VIII

23 December 2014
Art, History

Tom Rakewell ends his days in Bethlem Hospital.

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A Maze of Possibilities V

19 December 2014
Art

'Just what is that in the bottom corner?' - new perspectives on William Kurelek's The Maze

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In the Frame: Architectural Drawing of the New Bethlem Hospital

26 November 2014
Art

This month's In the Frame image can be purchased as an Advent calendar, as our Archivist explains...but be quick!

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A Rake’s Progress VII

24 November 2014
Art, History

Tom Rakewell is consigned to debtors’ prison.

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In The Frame for November 2014: Stanley Lench’s ‘Malevich’

04 November 2014
Art, Collection

Read this month's 'In The Frame' from our former Registrar, Rebecca, who sadly left us last month for pastures new.

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A Rake’s Progress VI

25 October 2014
Art, History

Tom Rakewell gambles his fortune away.

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A Maze of Possibilities IV

20 October 2014
Art

Hayes School students create their own versions of William Kurelek's The Maze.

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Bryan Charnley’s depictions of schizophrenia 3 of 3

10 October 2014
Art, Exhibitions

Kirsten Tambling concludes her Schizophrenia Awareness Week consideration of how Bryan Charnley depicted his experiences of schizophrenia in his art.

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