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Blood: Uniting and Dividing

5 November 2015 - 28 February 2016

“A fascinating exhibition”

“The exhibition encourages us to think, hard, about the rich ambiguities that surround the notion of blood”
The Independent

“Remarkable…It’s not often that an exhibition at a smallish museum makes such a big point.”
The Times

This cutting edge exhibition examines the provocative and complex subject of blood. Blood draws together art, film and literature to present a rich exploration of how blood can unite and divide.

Looking at the theme through the lens of Jewish religion, culture and history, the exhibition reflects on how blood is an essential part of life as well as integral to rituals about food, sex, and circumcision.

The exhibition has been designed by Tom Piper and Alan Farlie.

Tom Piper is an award-winning designer who recently won the Sky Arts Award for Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, the poppies installation at the Tower of London in 2014. He is working with the architect Alan Farlie (Director and co-founder of RFK Architects).


The exhibition has been developed in collaboration with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London.

This exhibition is generously supported by:
Kirsh Family Foundation
David Berg Foundation

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