Dorich House Museum

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  • Workshops
  • Open to the public

A studio custom-designed by the sculptor Dora Gordine (1895-1991) in the 1930s.

Born in Liepaja, Latvia, Dora Gordine lived and worked in Paris before her marriage in 1936 to Richard Hare (1907-1966), an English scholar of Russian art and literature. Dorich House was completed the same year, to Gordine's design, and is an exceptional example of a modern studio house designed by and for a female artist. Gordine and Hare lived here for the rest of their lives, with Gordine regularly exhibiting her work at the Royal Academy and the Society of Portrait Sculptors.

Now owned by Kingston University, the Grade II listed building holds the world's largest collection of Gordine's paintings, drawings and sculpture, as well as material relating to Hare's life and research. In the spirit of Gordine's exemplary life and career, Dorich House Museum also operates as an international centre to promote and support women creative practitioners.

Articles from Dorich House Museum

Fiona Fisher, Curator of Dorich House Museum, on Dora Gordine's extraordinary artistic legacy.

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Kingston University
67 Kingston Vale
United Kingdom
SW15 3RN


020 8417 5515


Plan your visit
Opening times:

Thursday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Admission prices:

£5 Adults

£3 Concessions

Children under 16 go free

ArtFund memebers go free

Accurate as of September 2018

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