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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00

FREE ADMISSION

 

View our What's On: January - April booklet online.

 

Lunchtime Talks

Art speak

Drop-in and enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

18/04/2017

13:15 to 13:45

A pious home? Italian Renaissance devotional jewellery and amulets

With Dr Irene Galandra Cooper.

26/04/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Adult Workshops

MUSE

Looking at portraits in Houghton’s Emperors and in the Museum’s 20th century gallery, we’ll explore the different role the portrait bust has played in politics and art. Followed by drawing and sculpting a portrait bust in our studio.

31/03/2017

10:15 to 12:00

£10

MUSE

Contemplate our Madonnas and Miracles exhibition, then return to the studio to make your own beautiful icons using gouache paint and gold foil embossing.

28/04/2017

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Talks and Events

Cambridge Literary Festival

Join authors Louise Foxcroft and Gillian Beer as they introduce their respective books Gayer-Anderson: The Life and Afterlife of the Irish Pasha, and Alice in Space: The Sideways Victorian World of Lewis Carroll.

23/04/2017

12:00 to 14:00

Tour for blind and partially sighted adults: Up close and personal: Degas and Rodin bronze sculptures

A unique opportunity to handle some beautiful bronze sculptures of horses, dancers, and other figures by famous French Impressionist artists Degas and Rodin. Learn how and why they were made, with Dr Vicky Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts.

26/04/2017

14:30 to 16:15

Free

Faith in the home

Join us for an evening panel discussion on four different world religions and hear how traditions and personal experiences of faith are revealed in people’s homes today.

24/05/2017

18:00 to 20:00

Free

Music

Hymns from the Hearth: Domestic polyphony from the Italian Renaissance

Designed to complement our Madonnas and Miracles exhibition, this programme explores a different tradition of musicmaking from the grand polyphony of the chapel and cathedral. The Italian lauda (sacred song) provided a rich resource of music and poetry for domestic musical devotion at all levels - from simple, unaccompanied renditions to elaborate polyphony; yet it also influenced the most sophisticated composers of the age. Hear The Clerks vocal ensemble, specialists in the consort music of the Renaissance, perform traditional song, including laude from the collections of Ottaviano Petrucci and Serafino Razzi, and motets by Josquin Des Prez and Palestrina.

21/04/2017

18:45 to 20:15

£25 (£20 concessions/Friends)

Evening Performances / Events

Late at the Fitzwilliam

Immerse your senses and be transported to the holy home in Renaissance Italy. For one night only experience the Madonnas and Miracles exhibition with added sights, smells, sounds and handling objects to touch. Enjoy perfume workshops, or listen to a renowned writer of historical fiction explaining how to conjure up the past convincingly.

 

17/05/2017

17:00 to 21:00

Free, some ticketed elements

Tour

Guided Tour

Join a one hour guided tour of the Museum on Saturdays, or book a tour in advance for any visit for a group.

05/04/2014 to 05/04/2018

14:30 to 15:30

Family Activities

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of miraculous stories.

01/04/2017

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Easter egg-stravaganza

Ages 5+

Join us for egg decorating with artist Lara Jones. There will also be storytelling inspired by our special exhibition Madonnas and Miracles.

12/04/2017

11:00 to 13:00

£8 per child

Light animation

5 - 7 yrs

Bring light and shadow to life in this animation workshop, led by artist Susie Olczak.

22/04/2017

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

It’s magic

2 - 5 yrs

Listen to stories exploring work in the galleries and make art of your own in the studio to take home.

25/04/2017

10:00 to 11:30

£3 per child

Baby magic

0 - 2 yrs

This gently structured session allows babies to discover aspects of our collection through sensory exploration of colour, shape, texture, sounds and movement.

26/04/2017

10:00 to 11:00

£3 per child

for Young People

Bronze Arts Award in a week!

11 - 14 yrs

We express our identities through how we decorate the places we live in and the objects we surround ourselves with. Inspired by Madonnas & Miracles, create your own objects and designs for the home, find out about artists and makers, and share skills to achieve an Arts Award.

04/04/2017 to 07/04/2017

10:15 to 15:00

£85 (4 day course)

MAKE! Art on your bag

11 - 13 yrs

Design your own tote bag! Transform your drawings into coloured pattern and design, and transfer these in paint on to your own bag with artist Hideki Arichi.

29/04/2017

14:00 to 16:00

£5

ReSource: Pattern sensation

13 - 18 yrs

Pattern is everywhere from ceramics to armour. Learn how to transform your drawings into coloured pattern and design, then transfer these in paint on to your own tote bag or canvas with artist Hideki Arichi.

29/04/2017

11:00 to 13:00

35

 

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