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eNews: January 2010
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YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE 2009 SCULPTURE PROMENADE


Closes 30 January 2010

This month is your last chance to enjoy the 2009 Sculpture Promenade at The Fitzwilliam Museum.

Showcasing recent sculpture by members of the prestigious Royal British Society of Sculptors, this unique display on the Museum’s lawns has become one of Cambridge’s most popular new attractions.

From 23 March 2010, the Fitz's grounds will once again be transformed with the opening of the 2010 Sculpture Promenade. This new display will feature the work of six RBS members - watch this space for more information.


'WHO'S THE ARTIST?' - SCULPTURE OPEN FORUM


Open Forum: Who's the Artist?

Thursday 21 January | 12.45-14.15

Who is the sculptor: the artist who has the idea, or the studio which executes the work? This panel dicussion in Gallery 3 explores the changing role of the contemporary artist, and the implications for our understanding of concepts of quality, originality, authorship and authenticity.

With: Dr. Tom Flynn (chair), art critic and historian, Johannes von Stumm, President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS), Rungwe Kingdon, Director of the Pangolin Foundry, the Cambridge-based sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld and Fitzwilliam Director Timothy Potts.

FREE, no booking required, but places allocated on a first-come first-served basis

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE - EXHIBITIONS CLOSING THIS MONTH


Lumière: Lithographs by Odilon Redon

Until 10 January 2010
Evocative lithographs by the French Symbolist artist

Recent Acquisitions of Drawings and Prints

Until 24 January 2010
Works by Guercino, Goya, Degas, Gauguin, Picasso, Modigliani, Baselitz and Liotard

A Lifetime of Connoisseurship: Graham Pollard and the Study of the Medal

Until 31 January 2010
From examples of fifteenth-century Italian craftsmanship to contemporary art medals

 

 

Still showing:

Sargent, Sickert & Spencer

Until 5 April 2010
Paintings, watercolours and drawings from the Fitzwilliam's own collection


FREE LUNCHTIME TALKS


All talks are free, no booking required

A Private View of Cambridge: Images from the Prints and Drawings Archive

Wednesday 13 January | 13.15-14.00

'Committed to Classicism': William Wilkins' Drawings for Downing College

Thursday 14 January | 13.15-14.00

Sargent, the Modernist

Thursday 28 January | 13.15-14.00

The Book of the Dead of Ramose: An Egyptian Masterpiece Revealed

Thursday 28 January | 13.15-14.00

 

EVENTS FOR ADULTS


ArtSpeak

Tuesday 19 January | 13.15-13.45

Half an hour to spare? Just turn up and enjoy looking at and talking about art, led by members of the Museum's Education team.


FREE, no booking required

 

EVENTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES


To book an event, telephone 01223 332904 or email

Picturing People

Saturday 16 January | 11.00-13.00
For ages 5-8: How do artists tell us about people? Look at portraits in Sargent, Sickert & Spencer then make your own self-portrait.
£5 per child, booking essential

Indefinite Articles theatre presents 'Exquisite Shadows' workshop

Saturday 20 January | 14.00-16.00
For ages 14+: Inspired by shadow theatre, experiment with light and visual effects with this acclaimed theatre group.
£5, booking essential

It's Magic!

Tuesday 26 January | 11.00-13.00
Looking at and making art can be magical. Explore our collection and make art of your own to take home.
£3 per child, booking essential

 

MUSIC IN THE FITZWILLIAM


Enjoy free music recitals in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum's galleries.

Sunday Promenade Concerts

Sunday 17 January | 13.15-14.00
Music by Berkeley and Brahms

Sunday 24 January | 13.15-14.00
Music by Chopin

Sunday 31 January | 13.15-14.00
Music by Debussy, Hiscocks and Elaine Hugh-Jones

Lord Fitzwilliam as Composer of Music

Friday 29 January | 13.15-14.00

An introduced harpsichord recital by Dr. Gerald Gifford, Honorary Keeper of Music, presenting the Founder's own keyboard compositions.


For full details of all events and workshops, visit our website at www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

 

Please note: continuing access restriction due to refurbishment

To enable the refurbishment of the Greek and Roman gallery to progress, there will be no ground-level access to the Ancient Near East, Rome and Ancient Sudan and the Egyptian Galleries (Rooms 19, 20, 23 and 24). Visitors with wheelchairs and pushchairs who are unable to use the stairs may be escorted though the closed corridor - please ask an attendant. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

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