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eNews: March 2009

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE: 'I TURNED IT INTO A PALACE'


I Turned it Into a Palace

'I Turned it Into a Palace': Sir Sydney Cockerell and The Fitzwilliam Museum

Closes 17 March

'Sumptuous' - Financial Times

This month is your last chance to see many of the Museum's most spectacular treasures on display in this remarkable exhibition celebrating the dynamic Directorship of Sir Sydney Cockerell from 1908 to 1937.

 

 


Find out more: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/whatson/exhibitions/cockerell/

 

ENDLESS FORMS PREVIEW: EXHIBITION WEBSITE NOW ONLINE


Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts

Discover the major forthcoming exhibition Endless Forms - opening at The Fitzwilliam Museum in June 2009 - with the new dedicated website online now.

Science meets art in this ground-breaking exhibition, which reveals an unusual and previously unexplored aspect of Charles Darwin's legacy - the impact of his theories upon nineteenth-century artists. Endless Forms brings together over two hundred objects and works of art from around the world, many on public display in the UK for the first time.

Martin Johnson Heade, Cattleya Orchid and Three Hummingbirds, 1871, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Watch the exhibition trailer and find out more at www.darwinendlessforms.org


ALSO SHOWING: EXHIBITIONS TO SEE IN MARCH


Changing Faces 

Kachōfūgetsu: The Natural World in Japanese Prints

Until 17 May
Woodblock prints and books by Japanese printmakers including Hokusai and Utamaro.

Changing Faces: Anthony Van Dyck as an Etcher

Until 24 May
Rarely-seen portrait etchings by Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641)

The Immortal Stone: Chinese Jades from the Neolithic Period to the 20th Century

Until 31 May
Over sixty rarely-seen jades spanning five thousand years.

Find out more: www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/whatson/exhibitions/

 

FREE LUNCHTIME TALKS THIS MONTH


'Great Red Letter Day': Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon as Collectors of Drawings

Wednesday 4 March | 13.15-13.45
Jane Munro, Senior Assistant Keeper, Paintings, Drawings and Prints

 

Clear Dawn: The Creation of a Japanese Print Collection

Wednesday 11 March | 13.15-13.45
Craig Hartley, Senior Assistant Keeper, Prints

Clear Dawn 

 

EVENTS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES


To book an event,  telephone 01223 332904 or email 

Shades of Blue 

It's Magic!

Tuesday 24 March | 10.00-11.30
For pre-school children and their carers: explore work in the collection then make your own in the studio to take home.
FREE, no booking required

Turn Yours Into a Palace

Saturday 14 March | 11.30-13.00 (accompanied children 5-8) 14.00-16.00 (children 8+)
Bring your collection (which must be able to fit into a shoe box!) to the Museum and let us help you make a 'palace' to keep it in.
£4 per child, booking essential

Shades of Blue

Sunday 28 March | 11.00-13.00
For children 8+: design and make your own batiks inspired by the shades of blue in the Egyptian galleries (please wear old clothes).
£4 per child, booking essential


EVENTS FOR ADULTS


To book an event,  telephone 01223 332904 or email 

Designs from Nature

Saturday 7 March | 10.30-16.00
Visit 'I Turned it into a Palace' and design your own decorated page, inspired by artists such as Burne-Jones, with calligrapher Penny Price.
£20 (£18 concessions), booking essential

Art Speak

Tuesday 10 March | 13.15-13.45
Drop in and enjoy an informal half hour of looking and talking about art - meet in the Courtyard Entrance.
FREE, no booking required

Courses for adults

800 Years of Colour

Thursday 19 March | 14.00-16.00
A Science Festival event: join Spike Bucklow, research scientist at the Hamilton Kerr Institute for Paintings Conservation, for a gallery tour and overview of artists' materials through the ages, to celebrate the University of Cambridge's 800th anniversary this year.
FREE but book

 

MUSIC AT THE FITZWILLIAM


Promenade Concerts

Enjoy music recitals in the splendid surroundings of the Museum's galleries
FREE, no booking required

Promenade Concerts

Johnny Langridge, Baritone
Sunday 1 March | 13.15

Ashok Gupta, Piano
Sunday 8 March | 13.15


For full details of all events and exhibitions at the Museum, see

www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/whatson/


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