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Image["Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), Extreme Unction, 1638 - 1640"]

EXHIBITIONS

For full details of all shows and displays please visit the exhibitions page on our website

Image["Theme and Variation I, II, III by Peter Randall-Page"]

2012 Sculpture Promenade

To January 2013

See incredible monumental and intricate sculptures by three internationally renowned contemporary sculptors; Helaine Blumenfeld, Peter Randall-Page and Kan Yasuda.

Shoot, share and tweet us pictures of your favourite sculpture to take part in our Twitter photo vote > How to take part.

  Image["Gold belt plaque"]

The Search for Immortality:
Tomb Treasures of Han China

To 11 November

Featuring over 350 treasures The Search for Immortality is the largest and most important exhibition of ancient royal treasures ever to travel outside China.

Image["Nemesis by Albrecht Dürer "]

Designed to Impress:
Highlights from the print collection

To 7 October 2012

Enjoy masterpieces by some of the greatest Old Master printmakers, including Rembrandt and Dürer, alongside prints by later artists such as Degas and Picasso.

 LAST CHANCE TO SEE

Image["Picture of edgelands by George Shaw"]

Image["Earthenware bowl"]

Edgelands: Prints by George Shaw and Michael Landy

To 23 September 2012

Discover the ‘Edgelands’ of George Shaw and Michael Landy. The uncertain and overlooked zone, neither city nor countryside, lingering on the urban edge.

Ceramic Art, Craft and Tales from Medieval Cyprus

To 23 September 2012

An exhibition of brilliantly coloured ceramics from Medieval Cyprus, together with related items from the Fitzwilliam Museum's own collection.

FREE LUNCHTIME TALKS

Lunchtime talks take place at 13.15, for more information and locations visit our website.

Out of place: Exploring themes of the Edgelands exhibition

Wed 5 September

Art Speak

Tue 11 September

Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art

A biblical masterpiece of storytelling and its interpretation:
Joseph scenes on 16th-century Limoges enamel plates

Wed 19 September

The works of Kan Yasuda

Wed 26 September

 

Image["Tensei Temoku by Kan Yasuda "]

HIGHLIGHT EVENTS

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  Image["The Spirit of an Emperor film slide"]

Special Screening

Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

Mon 10 September: 18.00

Watch the House of Flying Daggers followed by a short film produced by young filmmakers, inspired by The Search for Immortality exhibition. Book one week before event, tel. 0871 902 5720 or visit www.picturehouses.co.uk

A Cambridgeshire Film Consortium Jump Cuts event in association with the Fitzwilliam Museum.

New Poetry

Sat 29 September: 15.00

Ages 14+

Enjoy readings of Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi’s poetry. Saddiq is widely regarded as one of the leading African poets writing in Arabic. Part of Black History Month.
Free, but booking essential

  Image["Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi"]

  Image["Jade dragon pendant"]

Life and Afterlife in Han China

Newnham College

Tue 2 – Wed 3 October: 10.00 - 17.00

Join over fifteen leading sinologists and art historians from the UK, the US, continental Europe, as well as mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as they present and discuss papers under four themes: Daily Life in Han Society; Contacts with the Outside World; Preparing for the Afterlife; and Searching for Eternity.
£30 (£20 concession, £10 student).

ADULT COURSES & WORKSHOPS

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MUSE

Fri 7 September: 10.00 – 12.00

Become more confident with your drawing skills and discover new ways of working at this drawing workshop.
£5

Echoes of Cyprus

Thu 20 September: 10.30 - 12.30

Make your own clay tile and add colour to finish. For inspiration draw upon the colours and motifs from the Ceramic Art, Craft and Tales from Medieval Cyprus exhibition.
£20 (£15 concessions)

  Image["Ceramic dish"]

PROMENADE CONCERTS

Enjoy a free classical concert in the beautiful surroundings of Gallery 3

Image["Prom concert"]

Sundays | 13.15 - 14.00

FREE space may be limited

Alummi Weekend Promenade Concert

23 September

Helen Roche (violin) and Ian de Massini (piano) perform pieces by Bach, Mozart and Brahms.

Schumann and Rachmaninov

30 September

Performed by Rosalind Ventris (viola) and Lara Dodds-Eden (piano).

 

OTHER NEWS

Castle Hill Open Day

Sat 22 September: 12.00 - 17.00

Explore the history and culture of the Castle Hill area of Cambridge. Free talks, tours and activities for all ages plus free entry
CASTLE MOUND * CAMBRIDGE AND COUNTY FOLK MUSEUM * KETTLE'S YARD * ST GILES' CHURCH * ST PETER'S CHURCH

For a full schedule of events visit: www.kettlesyard.co.uk/openday

  Image["People walking up Castle Mound"]

  

General admission to the Fitzwilliam Museum is FREE

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

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Image credits

Banner: Nicolas Poussin, Extreme Unction (detail), 1638 - 1640

1. Nicolas Poussin, Extreme Unction, 1638 - 1640

2. Peter Randall-Page, Theme and Variation I, II, III, 2008. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

3. Gold belt plaque (detail). Xuzhou Museum, Jiangsu Province

4. Albrecht Dürer, Nemesis (detail), engraving, c.1501-2, given by Arthur W. Young 1934.
Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

5. George Shaw, Twelve Short Walks 5 (detail), 2005 © George Shaw and Paragon Press.
Acquired with the help of the Art Fund

6. Cypriot earthenware bowl © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

7. Kan Yasuda, Tensei Temoku. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

8. Film slide for The Spirit of an Emperor

9. Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

10. Jade dragon pendant. Xuzhou Museum, Jiangsu Province

11. Dish © The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia

12. Promenade concert

13. Castle Hill Open Day image

  


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