First Thursdays: March 2017

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    Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays

Past Event

This event was on Thu 2 Mar 2017, 6-9pm

Join a special late night opening on 2 March 2017 for Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays. 


See our newly opened exhibitions and displays: the major Eduardo Paolozzi retrospective that spans five decades and features over 250 works (admission fee applies); Terrains of the Body featuring photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (free entry); Artists’ Film International with work by Mikhail Karikis, Dario Azzellini and Oliver Ressler (free entry); and the new commission by Assemble with Granby Workshop (free entry).


Simon Phipps will be signing copies of his new book Brutal London, a photographic exploration of London’s post-war modernist architecture. A signed print will be included in the first 25 copies sold. Time: 6pm-8pm.

Brutal London. Price: £14.99. Find out more here.

Food & Drink

In celebration of the Eduardo Paolozzi exhibition, sample complimentary Paolozzi lager and meet Brewers from Edinburgh Beer Factory.

Plus delicious wines, charcuterie and light bites at our brand new wine bar After Hours at The Whitechapel Refectory.


The Berlin-based art historian and author of How to Do Things with Art – The Meaning of Art’s Performativity, Dorothea von Hantelmann, gives a lecture and demonstration titled ‘The Exhibition Ritual’ discussing her research into the shifting nature of audience engagement and the relationship between viewer, art work and institution. Tickets: £9.50/£7.50 concs. Book Now

Explore East London

Discover the east London art scene by taking a trip on the First Thursdays Bus Tour or take a stroll to galleries in the neighbourhood using the recommendations in our First Thursdays Walking Tour map.


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