Louise Bourgeois, The Birth, 2007. Ursula Hauser Collection, Switzerland © The Easton Foundation / 2023 DACS, London. Photo: Christopher Burke

Exhibition Walkthrough: ‘The Mother & The Weaver’ at the Foundling Museum

  • Fri 13 October 2023
  • 9 – 10 am

Join us for a walkthrough of ‘The Mother & The Weaver: Art from the Ursula Hauser Collection’ with the curator of the exhibition Tanya Barson at the Foundling Museum in London.

• 9 am: Arrival and complimentary refreshments
• 9.15 – 10 am: Exhibition walkthrough

Tickets are free, however advance booking is essential. Please note that this event is taking place at the Foundling Museum, not Hauser & Wirth London.

About the exhibition
‘The Mother & The Weaver: Art from the Ursula Hauser Collection’, curated by Hauser & Wirth’s Senior Curatorial Director Tanya Barson, presents modern and contemporary works of art in a variety of media, including painting, textiles, sculpture, video and works on paper, by internationally celebrated artists Rita Ackermann, Ida Applebroog, Louise Bourgeois, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Marlene Dumas, Sonia Gomes, Sheila Hicks, Luchita Hurtado, Nicola L, Maria Lassnig, Anna Maria Maiolino, Carol Rama, Pipilotti Rist, Amy Sherald, Lorna Simpson, Sylvia Sleigh and Alina Szapocznikow.

The exhibition takes the unseen mother as a point of departure to explore complex ideas around motherhood, childhood, love, loss, sexuality and identity. Occupying the whole museum, this landmark exhibition show over 40 works from the Ursula Hauser Collection, all by women artists, in conversation with historic objects and works of art from the Foundling Museum’s collection.

‘The Mother & The Weaver: Art from the Ursula Hauser Collection’ is on view through 18 February 2024. 

About the Foundling Museum
The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, founded in 1739 as a home for children whose mothers couldn’t keep or care for them. It was the UK’s first children’s charity, now named Coram, and the first public art gallery, works from which are now displayed at the Foundling Museum. The museum’s mission is to inspire change through the power of the arts. 

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at this event for use on the Hauser & Wirth website, social media and in other marketing materials.