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eNews: April 2010

Welcome to The Fitzwilliam Museum's eNews: keeping you in touch with the very latest information about exhibitions, events, displays and more. Admission to the Museum is FREE, and a wide-ranging programme of activities is on offer.

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To book an event, telephone 01223 332904 or email

 

MAGGI HAMBLING SEA PAINTINGS OPENING THIS MONTH

 

Maggi Hambling, April Wave Breaking

Maggi Hambling: The Wave

Opens 27 April 2010

Don't miss this major exhibition of new sea paintings by one of Britain’s most distinguished contemporary artists - Maggi Hambling (b. 1945). Maggi Hambling: The Wave brings together a powerful group of large-scale paintings depicting the power and energy of the North Sea. A series of evocative and sensual portraits of the wave, these works reveal the artist’s long-standing fascination with the elemental character of the sea.

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DISCOVER THE NEW 2010 SCULPTURE PROMENADE: NOW OPEN


 Chief, Nick Turvey

The second annual Fitzwilliam Museum Sculpture Promenade is now open to the public, featuring the dynamic work of: Angela Conner, Ann Christopher, Mike Lyons, Nick Turvey, Nick Hornby and Rob Ward.

 

Stop press: the grounds of the Museum will now be open on Mondays for visitors to explore the Promenade while the Museum is closed. The North Lawn Café will also be open, weather permitting.

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE - SARGENT, SICKERT & SPENCER


Sargent, Sickert & Spencer

Closes 5 April 2010
Your last opportunity to catch this collection of paintings, watercolours and drawings from the Fitzwilliam's own collection.

Associated talk: Same? - Difference?
Thursday 1 April | 13.15

Exhibition curator Jane Munro discusses common concerns and diverging paths in the work of these three artists.

 

Also on display:

Clouds and Myths: Monotypes by Lino Mannocci

Until 9 May 2010

The Angel and the Virgin: A Brief History of the Annunication

Until 9 May 2010

Netsuke: Japanese Art in Miniature

Until 30 May 2010

 

 

EVENTS FOR ADULTS


 Adult workshops

Cambridge Wordfest presents: Writing Stand-Up Poetry

Saturday 10 April | 14.00

Come and learn how to write poetry to perform. With Kate Fox, stand-up poet as featured on Radio 4’s Saturday Live

£27 (£22 concessions), booking essential via ADC Theatre: tel 01223 300 085 or visit the ADC's website


ArtSpeak

Tuesday 13 April | 13.15
Enjoy half an hour of looking at and talking about art
FREE, no booking required

 

EVENTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES


Family First Saturdays

Saturday 3 April | 14.00-16.00
Be inspired by the Sculpture Promenade and make 3D work.
FREE, no booking required

Drawing Together

Wednesday 7 April | 10.00-16.00
For all ages: drop in and draw at the Museum, with activities and inspiration available.
FREE, no booking required

...With My Little Eye

Thursday 15 April | 11.00-11.30
For ages 8+: discover the miniature world of Japanese netsuke and make your own small figures to take home.
£5 per child, booking essential

 Drawing in the galleries

 

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

  

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