Hayward Gallery
exhibition

diane arbus: in the beginning

13 FEB – 6 MAY 2019

diane arbus: in the beginning

This exhibition explores the first seven years of photographer Diane Arbus’ career, from 1956 to 1962.

Arbus made most of her photographs in New York City, where she was born and died. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and pedestrians are among the most intimate, surprising and haunting works of art of the 20th century.

This exhibition is the first solo show of Arbus’ work in the UK for 12 years. Organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, it features more than 100 photographs, the majority of which are drawn from the Diane Arbus Archive, and have never before been exhibited in Europe.

The exhibition was organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Image credit:
Jack Dracula at a bar, New London, Conn. 1961 (detail)
9 3/4 × 6 5/8 in. (24.8 × 16.9 cm)
Promised Gift of Doon Arbus and Amy Arbus, 2007
Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/ Copyright © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC. 
All Rights Reserved.

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11am – 7pm every day except Tuesdays when the gallery is closed.
Late night opening on Thursdays until 9pm.

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4:30 pm
14 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
4:30 pm | 14 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
Art
Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibitions
Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibitions
The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC.  All Rights Reserved.
7:00 pm
14 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | 14 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
Hear from a panel chaired by arts writer Liz Jobey on the rarely seen early work of Diane Arbus
Hear from a panel chaired by arts writer Liz Jobey on the rarely seen early work of Diane Arbus
Transit: A study of love, death and disappearance, by Heather McDonough
7:00 pm
25 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | 25 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019
Art
View life through the lens of Diane Arbus on our five-week photography course
View life through the lens of Diane Arbus on our five-week photography course
School pupils at Hayward Gallery

Free

Free

Various times
12 Mar 2019 - 12 Mar 2019
Various times | 12 Mar 2019 - 12 Mar 2019
Art
Schools explore Hayward Gallery in a half-day of peer-led activities for GCSE, AS and A-level pupils
Schools explore Hayward Gallery in a half-day of peer-led activities for GCSE, AS and A-level pupils
Analogue antique camera
9:30 am
23 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
9:30 am | 23 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
Art
Examine Diane Arbus' work and her impact on photography and feminism at a half-day of study
Examine Diane Arbus' work and her impact on photography and feminism at a half-day of study
 Paris mirrors, September, 2016. Hannah Starkey, courtesy Maureen Paley, London.
7:00 pm
1 Apr 2019 - 1 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | 1 Apr 2019 - 1 Apr 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
Explore Arbus’ early work at a talk with writer Charlie Fox and photographer Hannah Starkey
Explore Arbus’ early work at a talk with writer Charlie Fox and photographer Hannah Starkey