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HELP THE FITZ WIN A CONTEMPORARY ARTIST
Help the Fitz win an evening with craft artist Susan Stockwell. She makes incredible works of art made from recycled materials such as used banknotes and circuit boards.
Vote for the Fitz at the bottom of this page: http://bit.ly/wZIbcs
If the Fitz wins she will be coming to present a film on her work at a free public event for all ages on Friday 18 May.
Voting ends Monday 5 March.
Pictured: Banner (top) - 'World' (detail) © Susan Stockwell 2011 in situ at Bedfordshire University. Right - Money Dress with Colonial Dress (detail) © Susan Stockwell 2010
For full details of all shows and displays please visit the exhibitions page on our website.
27 March to 23 September 2012
'Edgelands' is that uncertain and overlooked zone, neither city nor countryside. See prints by George Shaw and Michael Landy exploring the urban edge from childhood memories of the Tile Hill council estate in the suburbs of Coventry, to life-sized images of weeds (street-flowers) - the overlooked vegetation of Edgelands.
2012 Sculpture Promenade
6 March 2012 to January 2013
Held on the lawns of the Fitzwilliam, see incredible monumental and intricate sculptures by three internationally renowned contemporary sculptors; Helaine Blumenfeld, Peter Randall-Page and Kan Yasuda.
The displays are free to explore, bringing some of the finest contemporary art out into the street.
LAST CHANCE TO SEE:
Grey matters: Graphite
To 11 March 2012
Discover the extraordinary expressive potential of the pencil and its raw material graphite through four centuries of drawings from the Museum's holdings.
Triumph, protection and dreams: The African headrest in context
EXTENDED to 25 March 2012
Used as pillows, hair protectors and status symbols, discover the history of headrests in Africa.
FREE LUNCHTIME TALKS
Lunchtime talks take place at 13.15, for more information and locations visit our website.
Impressionist Watercolours, Drawings and Prints
Thu 1 March
People and Pots: Use and Collection of Islamic Ceramics
Wed 28 March
Tue 13 March
Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art. Meet at Courtyard Entrance.
EVENTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES
To book an event tel: 01223 332904 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Family First Saturday
Sat 3 March | 14.00 – 16.00
Free drawing materials, activities and trails to use throughout the Museum.
Tue 13 March | 10.00 - 11.30
Ages 2 - 5
Looking at art and making art can be magical. Explore work in the collections and make art of your own to take home. Booking essential, £3 per child
Enjoy free music recitals in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum's galleries.
Sundays | 13.15 - 14.00
Lucy Cavendish Singers: At the River
Katharina Megli - director
Chopin, Earl, Rachmaninoff
David Earl - piano
To book an event:
Tel: 01223 332904, Email: email@example.com
General admission to the Museum is FREE
For full details of all events and workshops, visit our website at www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
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Banner: 'World' (detail) © Susan Stockwell 2011 in situ at Bedfordshire University.
1. Money Dress with Colonial Dress (detail) © Susan Stockwell 2010
2. George Shaw (born 1966), Twelve Short Walks 5 (detail), 2005 © George Shaw and Paragon Press. Acquired with the help of the Art Fund.
3. Theme and Variation I, II, III (2008), painted bronze © Peter Randall-Page
4. Portrait of Captain John Wood, John Brown (1752-1787) © The Fitzwilliam Museum
5.Wooden headrest (detail), Zimbabwe, Shona, First half of the twentieth century or later © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
6. Camille Pissarro, Haymaking (1874) © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
All other images © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge