eNews: May 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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MAGGI HAMBLING SUFFOLK SEA PAINTINGS NOW ON DISPLAY 

Maggi Hambling: The Wave

27 April - 8 August 2010

The power and energy of the North Sea is brought to life in this powerful series of large-scale paintings by one of Britain's most distinguished contemporary artists.

Don't miss a free talk on the exhibition given by Maggi Hambling on Tuesday 11 May (13.15-14.00)

Find out more...

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A SUMMER EVENING AT THE FITZ

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Friday 14 May | 18.00-20.30

To celebrate Museums at Night, the Museum is opening its doors after-hours for an evening event with something for everyone. Enjoy a late-night view of Maggi Hambling: The Wave, listen to music with a drink in the Courtyard, and view a painting demonstration by renowned Chinese artist Chen Hong. Families can get hand-on and make a marine mobile, or try a 'sea myth' museum trail.

FREE, no booking required.

Find out more...

  

BOOK NOW FOR NEIL MACGREGOR LECTURE

Objects of History: An Evening Lecture

Wednesday 19 May | 18.00

Book your ticket for a special evening lecture by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, in the splendid surroundings of Gallery 3 of the Fitzwilliam.

Tickets £10 including glass of wine (£8 concessions, including Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum). Bookings through the ADC Theatre Box Office ( http://www.adctheatre.com/)  or 01223 300085.

Find out more...

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DISCOVER THE HIDDEN HISTORIES OF THE FITZ

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Explore some of the fascinating histories behind objects in the Fitzwilliam Museum with our new website feature Hidden Histories: Names and Faces.

Take a fresh look at the collections and uncover fascinating stories of people and their connections with objects - and even tell us your own 'hidden history'...

Find out more...

  

DON'T MISS: EXHIBITIONS OPENING IN MAY

Gifts of the Ebb Tide: Japan and the sea in Ukiyo-e Prints

Opening 18 May

This beautiful selection of woodcut prints and books from 18th and 19th century Japan illuminates the bond between that nation and the sea that surrounds it

Prized Possessions: Lord Fitzwilliam's Album of Prints after Adam Elsheimer

Opening 25 May

Atmospheric prints from the Founder Lord Fitzwilliam's own album inspired by the vivid paintings of printmaker Adam Elsheimer (1578-1610)

And last chance to see...

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

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FREE LUNCHTIME TALKS

All talks are FREE but space may be limited. For information and locations of talks visit our website.

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A 5,000 Year-old 'Afro'? Ancient Egyptian Combs in Context

Wednesday 12 May | 13.15-14.00

Hidden Wonders of Korea

Wednesday 19 May | 13.15-14.00

The Road to Calvary: Juan and Diego Sanchez

Wednesday 26 May | 13.15-14.00

The Allure of Elsheimer

Wednesday 2 June | 13.15-14.00

 

 

EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Ancient Egypt for Absolute Beginners

Saturday 15 May | 11.00-11.45

Greece & Rome for Absolute Beginners

Saturday 15 May | 14.00-14.45
Discover ancient worlds by exploring our collections in one or both of these informal tours.
FREE, no booking required 

ArtSpeak

Tuesday 18 May | 13.15
Enjoy half an hour of looking at and talking about art, led by members of the Museum's Education team.
FREE, no booking required

The 2010 Severis Lecture

Tuesday 25 May | 18.00
Dr Anna Trofimova, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, speaks on 'The Russian Passion for Classical Antiquities', followed by a reception in the Antiquities gallery

FREE but booking essential: email

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EVENTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES

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Family First Saturdays

Saturday 1 May | 14.00-16.00
Visit our exhibition of netsuke and make miniature artworks of your own.
FREE, no booking required

Head in the Clouds

Saturday 8 May | 11.00-13.00
A printmaking workshop for ages 8+  inspired by Lino Mannocci's exhibition Clouds and Myths.
£5, booking essential

It's Magic!

Tuesday 25 May | 10.00-11.30
For ages 18 months to 5 years: Looking at and making art can be magical. Explore our collection and make art of your own.
£3 per child, booking essential

 

MUSIC IN THE FITZWILLIAM

The Founder's Musical World

Fridays 7 & 28 May | 13.15-14.00

Two introduced harpischord recitals by Dr Gerald Gifford, Honorary Keeper of Music, exploring Scarlatti (7 May), and Johann Christian Bach (28 May)

Sunday Promenade Concerts

Sundays 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 May | 13.15-14.00

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

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

 

 

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