Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Code Name Mary: The extraordinary life of Muriel Gardiner

Little known now, Muriel Gardiner had an extraordinary, multi faceted life – as a young American woman who courageously fought fascism in 1930s Austria, as a post war psychoanalyst in the US, with a close relationship to Freud’s most famous patient the Wolf Man, and as the founder of the Freud Museum London. She is also believed to be the model for the Lillian Hellman’s character Julia, in the 1977 Oscar winning film.

Past Exhibitions

1920/2020: Freud and Pandemic

One hundred years ago, Sigmund Freud lived through a global pandemic. This topical new exhibition explores the similarities between Freud’s experience of the Spanish Flu and the current COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on mental health and the response by psychoanalysts.

Melancholia

Exhibition of works commissioned by UCL’s Psychoanalysis Unit that explores the significance of melancholia in creativity and psychoanalysis.

Wunderblock

Emma Smith's exhibition draws on original historical research into the post-war fascination with the infant mind.

Freud, Dalí and the Metamorphosis of Narcissus

An exhibition exploring the connection between Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dalí, starting from their one meeting, to which Dalí brought his recently completed painting The Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

Breathe

Two thought-provoking contemporary artists, Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill, explore the central theme of parental loss throughout their practice.