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

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Lunchtime Talks

Sick man in bed prays with rosary

Family reading and praying in the Italian Renaissance home

With Dr Abigail Brundin, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages.

03/05/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Sailboats off a jetty in a breeze (detail)

Making Waves and Sea to Shore Images inspired by the sea across five centuries, from the Fitzwilliam Museum and Kettle’s Yard

With Henrietta Ward, Assistant Keeper Paintings Drawings and Prints, and Guy Haywood, Assistant Curator, Kettle’s Yard. Galleries 14 and 27.

10/05/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

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

16/05/2017

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Chicken taureen

Porcelain

Part of the seminar series Embodied Things, run by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge.

17/05/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Nativity scene

Domestic devotions: Thinking with things

With Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Europe and the Waddesdon Bequest, British Museum.

24/05/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Virgin and Child enthroned

Madonnas & Miracles: The inside story

With Dr Vicky Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts.

25/05/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Madonna and child (through walls)

Imagining the holy land in the Italian Renaissance home

With Professor Deborah Howard, Department of History of Art.

31/05/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Carl Wilhelm Kolbe print

Idylls and oaks: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe's prints after Gessner

With Anna Schultz, Akademie der Künste, Berlin.

07/06/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art Speak

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

20/06/2017

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Hermes, Herse and Aglauros

Wonderwalls: Ovid’s Metamorphoses in art

With Professor Emily Gowers, Faculty of Classics.

21/06/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Image © Martin Bond French Liberty; British Slavery (detail), James Gillray (c.1745–1818)

Free speech and seditious libel: James Gillray and the crisis of Revolution

With Tim Clayton, independent scholar and bestselling author.

Admission is by token, one per person, available at the Courtyard Entrance from 12.45 on the day of the talk. Induction loop available.

28/06/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Gold coin

Silver, gold and copper for India’s money: Ancient to present

With Dr Adrian Popescu, Keeper of Coins and Medals.

05/07/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Indian Elephant

Elephants and emperors: Elephants in Indian painting and culture

With Marcus Fraser, Honorary Keeper of Islamic Manuscripts and Miniatures.

12/07/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

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

18/07/2017

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Alfred Wallace (boat and fish)

The Alfred Wallis factor in St Ives art

With David Wilkinson, author of The Alfred Wallis Factor.

19/07/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Adult Workshops

Sick man in bed prays with rosary

Everyday miracles

A series of two creative writing workshops

Take a special tour of the Madonnas and Miracles exhibition and explore the Renaissance home where the divine and domestic are intertwined. Followed by a writing workshop.

13/05/2017

13:30 to 15:30

£20 for both workshops (£15 concessions/ Friends)

Nativity scene

MUSE

The special exhibition Madonnas and Miracles is the starting point for discovering personal objects of devotion from Renaissance Italy. From these intimate art works and objects you can create your own small clay relief, plaque or tile.

19/05/2017

10:15 to 12:00

£10 per session

Sick man in bed prays with rosary

Everyday miracles

A series of two creative writing workshops

Take a special tour of the Madonnas and Miracles exhibition and explore the Renaissance home where the divine and domestic are intertwined. Followed by a writing workshop.

27/05/2017

13:30 to 15:30

£20 for both workshops (£15 concessions/Friends)

Small boat in a rough sea, c.1936, Alfred Wallis

MUSE

Looking at the most recent Kettle’s Yard installation at the Fitzwilliam Museum, use the joyful paintings of Alfred Wallis to develop your own drawings into a lino print.

23/06/2017

10:15 to 12:00

£10 per session

Indian miniature

MUSE

Explore the world of Indian miniatures and create your own Indian inspired painting in gouache.

21/07/2017

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Gold coin

Indian coins handling session

Inspired by the Elephants, Deities and Ashoka’s Pillar exhibition.

16/08/2017

14:00 to 15:00

FREE

Talks and Events

Sarah Dunant

Conjuring up the past with Sarah Dunant

Join Sarah Dunant - renowned writer of historical fiction, broadcaster and critic - for an illustrated talk. Dunant will show how she uses art and objects to help her enter and conjure up the past.

17/05/2017

19:00

£7

Historical photograph of armour displays in the Fitzwilliam

Armour study day

Chivalry re-imagined: Collecting and displaying Renaissance armour in the late 19th century

At this study day, historians and curators from some of Europe's most prominent museums will speak about the collecting practices of Renaissance armour in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

22/05/2017

09:30 to 16:30

£25 (includes lunch and tea/coffee)

Plate 48, virgin and child

Tour for blind and partially sighted adults: Madonnas and Miracles

Join curators and staff from the Fitzwilliam Museum to explore this special exhibition through a series of descriptive exhibition highlights in the gallery. Afterwards, there will be a unique opportunity to handle a selection of Italian Renaissance objects.

24/05/2017

14:30 to 16:15

Free

Gold coin

Tour for blind and partially sighted adults: Coins from India - Ancient to present

Join curators and staff from the Fitzwilliam Museum for an exploratory handling session with a selection of beautiful coins from India, and an introductory talk in the exhibition itself.

04/07/2017

14:30 to 16:15

Free

Detail of the papyrus of Ramose

The Book of the Dead of Ramrose: Special viewing of an Egyptian masterpiece

For one day only, see this papyrus laid out in one long stretch, in a single gallery. Experts will be on hand to answer questions. Numbers of visitors will be controlled and viewing will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

22/07/2017

10:00 to 16:30

Free

Music

Musicians

Cracow Duo

Jan Kalinowski (cello) and Marek Szlezer (piano) perform pieces by Schumann, Debussy, Panufnik, Martinu and Tansman.

30/04/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Undergraduate chamber musicians

Instrumental award holders for chamber music

The very best undergraduate chamber musicians perform Brahms’ Clarinet Trio and Debussy’s String Quartet.

07/05/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Harpsichord

Italian keyboard music for devotion and contemplation

Harpsichord recital, programmed to complement the Madonnas and Miracles exhibition, with Dr Gerald Gifford FRCM (Honorary Keeper of Music).

12/05/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Galliard Trio

Galliard Trio

Alec Forshaw (piano and bassoon), Andy Morris (flute and piccolo) and Martin White (oboe and cor anglais) perform pieces by Ravel, Bach and Mussorgsky.

14/05/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Trio of musicians

Classical songs

With Chloe Beresford-Jones (soprano), Helen Groves (soprano) and Jill Morton (piano).

21/05/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Catheine Lan (piano)

Piano recital

Catherine Lan (piano) performs Bach’s English Suite No. 3, Schumann’s Sonata No. 2, and Granados’ Goyescas No. 1.

28/05/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Daniel Palmizio (viola)

Viola recital

Daniel Palmizio (viola) performs Bach’s unaccompanied Suites 1-3.

04/06/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Daniel Palmizio (viola)

Viola recital

Daniel Palmizio (viola) returns to perform Bach’s unaccompanied Suites 4-6.

11/06/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Jessica Ryckewaert

Music for marimba

With Jessica Ryckewaert (marimba).

16/07/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Ivana Gavrić (piano)

Cambridge Summer Music Festival evening concert

With Ivana Gavrić (piano).

19/07/2017

19:30

£22, includes a glass of wine

Music for piano

With Andrew Brownell (piano).

23/07/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Foyle-Stsura Duo

Violin and piano recital.

29/07/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Evening Performances / Events

Museum at night

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. Join Dr Irene Galandra Cooper for an introductory sensory exhibition tour, or listen to a talk by Sarah Dunant, renowned writer of historical fiction. The Courtyard Shop and Café will be open late too. Click through for more information and to book.

 

17/05/2017

17:00 to 21:00

Free, some ticketed elements

Nativity scene

Faith in the home

Join us for a 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

Portrait of Claude-Armand Gérôme, c.1848

Jean-Léon Gérôme: A certain taste for archaeology

Following the Museum’s successful bicentenary acquisition of Jean-Léon Gérôme’s Portrait of Claude-Armand Gérôme, the foremost expert on Gérôme and Musée d’Orsay’s Senior Curator for Sculpture, Edouard Papet, will contextualise this significant 19th century artist and his intimate works.

30/06/2017

18:45 to 20:15

£12 (£10 concessions/ Friends)

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

Venice, storm at sunset

Family First Saturday

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

06/05/2017

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Small boat in a rough sea, c.1936, Alfred Wallis

Sea to shore

Marvel at the paintings in the Kettle’s Yard exhibit Sea to Shore, then paint your own seascape with artist Susie Olczak.

20/05/2017

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

The Loves of the gods: Mars and Venus

Family First Saturday

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

03/06/2017

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Indian miniature painting

Animals of India

Search for animals in our Indian Miniatures show and sculpt your own India-inspired animal.

17/06/2017

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

Early sounds

0-5 yrs

Bring your little ones for a musical adventure, based on inspiration from the Museum. The workshop is delivered by a Finnish early childhood music teacher, Dr. Laura Huhtinen-Hildén.

22/06/2017

12:45 to 13:45

Free

Baby magic

0-2 yrs

This gently structured session allows babies to discover aspects of our collection through sensory exploration of colour, shape, texture, sound and movement. We will enjoy the galleries together and then get creative in the studio.

27/06/2017

10:00 to 11:00

£3 per child

It's magic

2-5 yrs

Looking at art can be magical. Listen to stories exploring work in the galleries and make art of your own in the studio to take home.

28/06/2017

10:00 to 11:30

£3 per child

Indian miniature

Family First Saturday

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

01/07/2017

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Paint tubes

Mixed media

8-12 yrs

Join children’s illustrator Lauren Clemmet, to create a mixed media masterpiece inspired by art in the Museum.

15/07/2017

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

It's magic

2-5 yrs

Looking at art can be magical. Listen to stories exploring work in the galleries and make art of your own in the studio to take home.

18/07/2017

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, sound and movement. We will enjoy the galleries together and then get creative in the studio.

19/07/2017

10:00 to 11:00

£3 per child

Family Art Week at the Fitzwilliam

Family Art Week at the Fitzwilliam

All ages

Join us for art-making and activities focussed around the theme of India, as part of The University of Cambridge Museum’s India Unboxed and Summer at the Museums programmes, including special pre-booked Indian coins handling sessions.

01/08/2017 to 04/08/2017

11:00 to 15:00

Free

Gold coin

Indian coins handling sessions

8 years +

Join curators and staff from the Fitzwilliam Museum at his special pre-booked event for an exploratory handling session with a selection of beautiful coins from India as part of Family Art Week at the Fitzwilliam.

02/08/2017

12:00 to 14:00

Free

Indian miniature

Discover in a day

Hunt around the Museum and gather inspiration from the India Unboxed displays across Cambridge and try out different activities as part of Family Art Week.

04/08/2017

10:00 to 16:00

Free

Armour/ Half-armour

Family First Saturday

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

05/08/2017

14:00 to 16:00

Free

for Young People

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

Paint tubes

ReSource: BANG! Up to date

13- 18 yrs

Mix it up with collage and paint to make your own contemporary pieces inspired by the Fitzwilliam Museum modernist paintings, with artist Hideki Arichi.

13/05/2017

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Paint tubes

MAKE! Bold colour, quiet colour

11 - 13 yrs

Join artist Hideki Arichi to explore colour and paint using modern art in the Museum as an inspiring starting point.

13/05/2017

14:00 to 16:00

£5

Materials in the studio (october 2015)

ReSource: Draw, cut, print, repeat

13-18 yrs

Inspired by the latest Kettle’s Yard installation at the Fitzwilliam Museum develop your own drawings into a two colour reduction lino print with artist Lucy Mazur.

10/06/2017

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Girl drawing in the Fitzwilliam

MAKE! Draw, print, draw

11 - 13 yrs

Get inspired by the new Kettle’s Yard installation at the Fitzwilliam Museum and develop your own drawings into a mono print. Session with artist Lucy Mazur.

10/06/2017

14:00 to 16:00

£5

Study of a Nilgai (detail), Mughal, c.1630-50

ReSource: ArtEast

13-18 yrs

Explore our special exhibition of Indian miniature paintings with artist Caroline Wendling, and make your own set of miniature paintings.

08/07/2017

11:00 to 13:00

£5

India mini crop 2

MAKE! Indian animals in art

11 - 13 yrs

Explore our exhibition of Indian miniature paintings with elephants, tigers and horses, with artist Caroline Wendling, and create your own set of small paintings.

08/07/2017

14:00 to 16:00

£5

Indian miniature painting

India Unboxed: Bronze Arts Awards in a week!

11-14 yrs

Explore arts from India in this creative four-day course. Take a tour of our Indian paintings exhibition, go behind the scenes with object handling opportunities, create your own artwork inspired by Indian patterns, and also write art reviews.

15/08/2017 to 18/08/2017

10:15 to 15:00

£85 (4 day course)

 

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