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Our Blog - art

House of Bread: Interview with Senior Dramatherapist Kate

06 November 2018
Art, Exhibitions, Personal Accounts

An interview with Senior Dramatherapist Kate McCormack, who posed with her therapy dog Tess, for our exhibition 'House of Bread: Inside Bethlem Hospital'

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Letters to Cynthia - 3

21 August 2018
Art, Exhibitions

The final entry in a series of “letters” that Helen Stichel has addressed to the artist Cynthia Pell (1933-1977). Pell’s work is on display in the Museum until Saturday 1 September. 

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Letters to Cynthia - 2

21 August 2018
Art, Exhibitions

The second in a series of "letters" from Helen Stichel has addressed to the artist Cynthia Pell (1933-1977). Pell’s work is on display in the Museum until Saturday 1 September. 

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Letters to Cynthia - 1

21 August 2018
Art, Exhibitions

Here is the first in a series of “letters” that Helen Stichel has addressed to the artist Cynthia Pell (1933-1977). Pell’s work is on display in the Museum until Saturday 1 September. 

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In the Frame: “Numb” by Lisa Biles

28 July 2018
Art

Our work placement student (and aspiring artist) Shannon looked at "Numb" by artist Lisa Biles, the first artwork to greet you when you visit the Museum of the Mind. 

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Artist in Focus VIII - Cynthia Pell

18 July 2018
Art, Exhibitions

Find out more about the life and work of artist Cynthia Pell. 

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“Sleep” by Bryan Charnley

14 March 2018
Art

Celebrate World Sleep Day with Brian Charnley’s ‘Sleep’…..

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“Sketch of an Idea for Crazy Jane” by Richard Dadd

23 January 2018
Art

Guest blogger Olivia Bladen turns the spotlight onto Sketch of an Idea for Crazy Jane, one of the lesser known works of the Victorian fairy painter and Bethlem patient Richard Dadd. 

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“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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