“A seaman, a composer and a painter, and the moving story of the charity they started 270 years ago. It is a recipe of art and care, which still looks after kids today. Coram, Handel, Hogarth, what’s not to love?”
Grayson Perry RA, artist and 2010 Hogarth Fellow
A new exhibition, Flourish, is now open in the Foundling Museum Cafe.
Flourish includes painting, sculpture and photography by talented artists up to the age of 25, each of whom has experienced the challenges of growing up being looked after by someone other than their parents.
A new, site-specific commission from acclaimed British ceramic artist Clare Twomey gives visitors to the Foundling Museum the opportunity to take home a unique work of art, but only on condition they carry out a specific good deed.
Free with Museum admission. Booking not required. Inspired by the acts of exchange and charity implicit in the Foundling Hospital story, Twomey has...
Britain's first home for abandoned children and London’s first public art gallery.
The Foundling Museum reveals the stories of the Foundling Hospital’s founder Thomas Coram, the artist William Hogarth and composer George Frideric Handel. It houses significant collections of eighteenth-century art, interiors, social history and music.