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eNews: March 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

 

SEE DRAWINGS AND SKETCHES BY THE ITALIAN MASTERS

 Italian Drawings

Italian Drawings: Highlights from the Collection

Opens 8 March

Explore the work of the Italian masters, from the Rennaissance to the 20th century, with this exhibition celebrating the Fitzwilliam's outstanding collection of drawings. Artists featured include da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael, the Carracci, Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese, Polidoro da Caravaggio and more.

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AGES 14-19: JOIN US FOR SCIENCE FESTIVAL FUN

Colour and Chemistry

Sat 12 March | 10.30-12.30 and 14.00-16.00

Discover the connections between the study of art and the science of conservation, and create your own pigment in this workshop for young people. Part of the Cambridge University Science Festival 2011.

Free, but booking essential

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 Conservation in progress

  

EXHIBITIONS TO SEE THIS MONTH

 

Italian Etchings: The Draughtsman's Print

Until 29 August

Complementing Italian Drawings, see etchings by 16th to 18th-century artists including Parmigianino, Guido Reni, Castiglione, Salvator Rosa, Giambattista Tiepolo and Canaletto.

Afterlife

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

(Image Mat Collishaw, Insecticide, 2010
© Mat Collishaw.)

 

GALLERY 1 INSIGHTS EVENTS

In celebration of the re-opening of Gallery 1, enjoy these illustrative displays and discussions about the late 19th and early 20th century European artists featured.

 

Insights: Discussions

Illustrative talks about Gallery 1's featured artists.

Thu 10 March | 13:15-13:45
Thu 24 March | 13:15-13:45

Insights: Special Displays

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

Sat 5 March | 12:30-15:30
Walter Sickert and the Camden Town Group

Sat 19 March | 12:30-15:30
The Eternal Feminine - Female Figures and Nudes from Augustus John to Henri Matisse

All discussions and displays free, but admission by token on the door 30 minutes before the event. For advance bookings tel: 01223 764363 or email
acm84@cam.ac.uk

 

FREE LUNCHTIME TALKS


All talks are FREE but space may be limited. Admission is by token, available from the Courtyard Entrance from 12.45 on the day of the talk. For information and locations of talks visit our website

Frozen flowers and digital butterflies

Wed 2 March | 13:15 - 14:00

Building the collection: Italian Drawings

Wed 9 March | 13:15 - 14:00

Tradition versus innovation: European terracotta sculpture

Wed 16 March | 13:15 - 14:00

Not-so-private pleasures in 18th century French prints

Wed 23 March | 13:15 - 14:00

      

 

EVENTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES


 

Family First Saturdays

Sat 5 March | 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 Figure Drawing.

Free, no booking required

 

MUSIC AT THE FITZWILLIAM


Sunday Promenade Concerts

Enjoy music recitals in the beautiful surroundings of Gallery 3.

Petit Orchestre: period instruments
Sun 6 March | 13:15 - 14:00

Winners of the 2010 Cambridge Song Prize (Clare College) Duo Competition for Singers and Pianists
Sun 13 March | 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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