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Exhibitions

Celebrating the First 200 Years: The Fitzwilliam Museum 1816 - 2016

Running throughout 2016, this exhibition will explore the Fitzwilliam’s past, present and future. A timeline of the first 200 years will introduce key themes and characters, while displays of objects will show how the collections have developed over two centuries.

04/02/2016 to 30/12/2016

1816: Prints by Turner, Goya and Cornelius

A look across Europe at three series of prints by major artists published in 1816, the year of the founding of the Fitzwilliam.

09/02/2016 to 31/07/2016

Brueghel and his Time: Landscape drawings from the Bruce Ingram bequest

This exhibition brings together rarely seen early landscapes by 16th and 17th century Dutch and Flemish artists from the bequest of Sir Bruce Ingram.

10/05/2016 to 04/09/2016

COLOUR: The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts

This exhibition celebrates the Fitzwilliam’s 2016 bicentenary with a stunning display of 150 illuminated manuscripts from its rich collections. They range from the prayerbooks of European royalty and merchants to local treasures like the Macclesfield Psalter, from an alchemical scroll and a duchess’ wedding gift to the ABC of a five-year old princess.

30/07/2016 to 30/12/2016

Displays

Being Modern: Kettle's Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Works by artists who sought to make a new art responding to the modern world are brought together in this second display from Kettle’s Yard. The display re-unites for the first time, paintings and sculptures by pioneering modern artists who are represented in both collections. Find out more about Kettle’s Yard’s plans and their collection on their website.

08/04/2016 to 31/03/2017

Henry Moore’s Hill Arches (1973)

For the next two years a monumental bronze sculpture by Henry Moore, titled Hill Arches, will be on loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum from the Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire. Moore is best known for sculptures of the human figure sited in architectural or natural settings, but here he has created a landscape in its own right – perhaps, as the title suggests, an echo of the rolling hills of his native Yorkshire. This enormous, four-piece sculpture will be sited in front of the Museum, visible to all visitors and those walking down Trumpington Street.

 

 

04/05/2016 to 30/11/2017

Britain’s Longest Serving Monarchs

Queen Elizabeth II is now the longest serving monarch in British history. Coins, medals and banknotes bear witness to the Queen’s remarkable reign, and to the lives and times of George III and Victoria, who both reigned for six decades. The story begins in the Middle Ages with Henry III and Edward III, the longest serving monarchs of medieval England.

 

Image: Queen Elizabeth II, £5 coin, 50th anniversary of Coronation, 2003

31/05/2016 to 02/10/2016