eNews: March 2011
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SEE DRAWINGS AND SKETCHES BY THE ITALIAN MASTERS
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.
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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EXHIBITIONS TO SEE THIS MONTH
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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.
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.
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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 email@example.com
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.
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