One of London's Hidden Cultural Gems
Dorich House Museum is the former studio home of the internationally acclaimed Russian sculptor Dora Gordine (1895-1991). The Museum, which is owned and run by Kingston University, holds the major collection of her bronzes, paintings and drawings, and a superb collection of Russian Imperial Art, gathered by her husband, the Hon. Richard Hare. Dorich House was designed by Gordine in 1935/6 and was her home and workplace until her death in 1991. Located in south west London, the house incorporates two studios, a gallery and top floor apartment with a stunning roof terrace overlooking Richmond Park.
Dorich House is Grade II listed building of distinctive modernist design and was fully renovated in the 1990s. Designed from the inside out, to meet Gordine’s working and living requirements, the house has a special atmosphere, its tall windows, attractive views, and generously proportioned studios creating the luxurious environment in which Gordine produced many of her most significant works. Visitors can enjoy the striking architecture, interiors, and heritage orchard, and view Gordine’s works on display in the spaces in which they were created. Also on display is a selection of Russian art from Gordine and Hare’s collection.
Take a stroll in beautiful Richmond Park, visit the historic riverside market town of Kingston upon Thames and while you’re there check out south west London’s most successful contemporary art gallery, the Stanley Picker Gallery, which runs a rolling programme of art and design exhibitions and events .
Check our books section for a book about the house.