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eNews: February 2011

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

 

REDISCOVER ONE OF THE FITZ'S FINEST COLLECTIONS


  

Reopening of Gallery 1: 19th-20th Century British & European Art

Opens 1 February

This month, experience one of the Museum’s most popular collections in a new light. Located in the original Founder's building of the Fitzwilliam, Gallery 1 houses late 19th and early 20th century European paintings, sculpture and decorative arts, and is reopening with redesigned displays after a major refurbishment.

Enjoy works by artists including Gwen and Augustus John, William Nicholson, Stanley Spencer, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Henri Matisse, as well as sculpture by Auguste Rodin and Jacob Epstein and literary manuscripts by Thomas Hardy and Siegfried Sassoon.

 

GALLERY 1 INSIGHTS EVENTS


 

Insights: Discussions

Illustrative talks about Gallery 1's featured artists.
Thu 10 February | 13:15-13:45
Thu 24 February | 13:15-13:45

Insights: Special Displays

See rare works on paper not normally on display - entry every half-hour.

Sat 5 February | 12:30-15:30
Drawings by Slade School alumni: Gwen and Augustus John, Orpen, Spencer and others

Sat 19 February | 12:30-15:30
New Outlooks - British Landscapes c.1880 to 1920

All discussions and displays free, but admission by token on the door 30 minutes before the event. For advance bookings tel: 01223764363 or email acm84@cam.ac.uk

 

THE FITZ AFTER DARK: TWILIGHT FUN FOR FAMILIES


Twilight at the Museums

Wed 23 Februrary | 17.00-19.30

Once again the Fitz is joining other museums in Cambridge for an early evening of twilight activities and family fun after-hours!

Wander and wonder in the Museum's galleries as part of this ever-popular event.

Find out more...

 

 

HALF TERM: EXAM SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS


 

SOURCE exam support

Sessions take place between 19 February and 5 March 2011

Are you - or do you know - a GCSE and AS/A Level Art and Design students preparing for exams? Based in the informal atmosphere of the Fitzwilliam’s studio, the Museum’s Education team and freelance artists offer free one-to-one advice to students, with starting points, gallery tours and advice on how to make the most of our on-line resources.

Find out more...

 

EXHIBITIONS TO SEE THIS MONTH


Italian Etchings: The Draughtsman's Print

Opens 22 February
Complementing the forthcoming exhibition Italian Drawings (opens 8 March), this exhibition of prints features 16th to 18th-century artists including Parmigianino, Guido Reni, Castiglione, Salvator Rosa, Giambattista Tiepolo and Canaletto.

Galileo and his contemporaries: Portraits by Ottavio Leoni (1578-1630)

Until 13 February
Your last chance to see this collection of closely-observed portrait prints by Rome-based artist Leoni.

Afterlife

Until 8 May
Recent prints by Jake & Dinos Chapman, Paul Coldwell, Mat Collishaw, Jane Dixon, Paul Morrison, Hughie O’Donoghue and Marc Quinn.

  

 

FREE LUNCHTIME TALKS


 

Pastiches and Puzzles: The Islamic ceramics conservation project

Wed 2 February | 13:15-14:00

Hendrik ter Brugghen's Girl tuning a lute

Wed 9 February | 13:15-14:00

Fit for a King: The Boulle Cabinet-on-Stand

Wed 16 February | 13:15-14:00

Free, but space may be limited. Admission by token available from the Courtyard Entrance from 12.45 on the day of the talk.

 

DROP-IN EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Trail: Beauty Walk

Prize draw closes 6 February
Pick up a map which leads you on a free 'beauty walk' around the Fitzwilliam and nominate the painting or object you find the most beautiful - with the chance to win a £25 gift voucher from our Courtyard Shop.

Art Speak

Tues 15 February | 13.15
Just turn up and enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

"Be here be mine": Sappho's poetry

Sat 26 February | 14.00-16.00
An afternoon of reading inspiring poetry from Sappho and other ancient Greek poets, followed by a tour of the Greek and Roman galleries. Marks LGBT History Month 2011.

Events and trail free, no booking required

 

 

EVENTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES


To book an event, telephone 01223 332904 or email

 

Family First Saturdays

Sat 5 February | 14.00 - 16.00
Visit our Fitz Family Welcome Point and collect drawing materials, activities and trails to use throughout the Museum - this month exploring Chinese New Year.
Free, no booking required

Drawing Together

Wed 23 February | 12:00-16:00
Drop in and draw at the Museum with activities and inspiration available from the Fitz Family Welcome Point.
Free, no booking required

Talking China

Sat 5 February | 11:00-12:00
Mischievous monkeys, enormous mountains, mysterious sea-monsters: come and enjoy an interactive re-telling of traditional tales, developed with families from Cambridge’s Chinese community. For all ages.
Free but booking essential

 

MUSIC AT THE FITZWILLIAM


Sunday Promenade Concerts

Enjoy music recitals in the beautiful surroundings of the Gallery 3.

Cambridge University Opera Society
Sun 6 February | 13:15-14:00

Marcelle Zahra - Piano
Sun 13 February | 13:15-14:00

Jonathan Bloxham - Cello
Tomoka Shigeno - Piano

Sun 20 February | 13:15-14:00

 

Helen Roche - Violin
James Drinkwater - Piano

Sun 27 February | 13:15-14:00

Free, no booking required. Retiring collection.


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

 

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