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Treat yourself to some culture at the Fitzwilliam Museum this December. With five free exhibitions on show and permanent displays including illuminated manuscripts and Renaissance art there is always something that will appeal this Christmas.
Our shop also has an exclusive range of beautiful heritage and art inspired gifts, stunning Christmas cards - including the lovely image above - jewellery and books for shopping away from the crowds. And from 5 December enjoy seasonal treats in the café including stollen, mince pies, Christmas pudding and mulled wine.
Christmas opening times 2012
24, 25 & 26 Dec: Museum CLOSED
27, 28 & 29 Dec: Open 10.00-17.00
30 Dec: Open 12.00-17.00
31 Dec & 1 Jan: Museum CLOSED
POUSSIN'S EXTREME UNCTION - ON DISPLAY AT THE FITZ!
7 December 2012 - 5 May 2013
We are thrilled to welcome this masterpiece into our collection, which can be seen on special display in the Octagon Gallery until 5 May 2013. Our special thanks go to the many charitable trusts and individual donors who made this acquisition possible.
Image["Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), Extreme Unction, 1638 - 1640"]
For full details of all shows and displays please visit the exhibitions page on our website
Image["Calligraphy in four languages by Hermann Zapf"]
Image["Japanese Woodcut print by Utagawa Kunisada"]
To 13 January 2013
Enjoy the first ever exhibition of the Museum's remarkable collection of contemporary calligraphy acquired in 2008.
Woodcuts of the Japanese Winter
To 13 January 2013
Stunning woodblock prints by artists such as Hokusai and Hiroshige, exploring the snow-bound landscapes and winter pastimes of Japan.
Image["Marmolata by Gerhart Frankl "]
Image["Theme and Variation I, II, III by Peter Randall-Page"]
Prints by Gerhart Frankl (1901-65)
To 3 February 2013
A selection of technically inventive prints by Frankl that grew out of sketches made while touring the Alps on his BMW motorbike in 1928. Complemented by works of his contemporaries.
To March 2013
See incredible monumental and intricate sculptures by three internationally renowned contemporary sculptors; Helaine Blumenfeld, Peter Randall-Page and Kan Yasuda.
China’s White Gold
Contemporary porcelain from Jingdezhen
18 December 2012 - 1 April 2013
To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, The Fitzwilliam Museum is showcasing the first major exhibition in this country of more than 80 works created in Jingdezhen by over 50 contemporary ceramicists. Comprising technically brilliant works ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde, the exhibition explores Jingdezhen’s legacy, and looks at what it means for artists working there today.
Image["Untitled by Caroline Cheng"]
FREE LUNCHTIME TALKS
Lunchtime talks take place at 13.15, for more information and locations visit our website
Image["The girl with a tattered glove by William Nicholson"]
The making of the Metz Pontifical
Wed 5 Dec
Join Penny Price to unlock the secrets of medieval manuscript production.
William Nicholson's The girl with a tattered glove
Wed 12 Dec
Julia Tozer, former Head of Education
Decorated letters with Jan Pickett
Tue 11 December: 10.00 – 16.00
Using watercolour and coloured pencils, have fun drawing and decorating letters that could be used to make cards and gift labels for Christmas.
£40 (£35 concessions). Booking essential, tel. 01223 332904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Image["Alpha and Omega by Gemma Black"]
Image["Donato Acciaiuoli's Life of Charlemagne "]
Never tried Calligraphy?
Sat 8 December: 10.00 – 16.00
Drop-In and try your hand at calligraphy with the help of our team of calligraphers in the Museum Courtyard. All materials provided.
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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Banner: Pieter Bruegel the elder, The Bird-Trap (detail), © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
1. Utagawa Kuniteru, Rolling a snowball, c.1840, colour print from woodblocks © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
2. Nicolas Poussin, Extreme Unction, 1638 - 1640.
3. Hermann Zapf, Calligraphy in four languages (detail), 1970. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
4. Utagawa Kunisada, Winter - Shinobazu Pond (detail), 1858. © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
5. Gerhart Frankl, Marmolata (detail), 1928
Courtesy of Gerhart Frankl Memorial Trust. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
6. Peter Randall-Page, Theme and Variation I, II, III, 2008. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
7. Caroline Cheng, Prosperity (White) © Caroline Cheng
8. William Nicholson, The girl with a tattered glove, 1909 © The Artist’s Estate/The Bridgeman Art Library.
9. Gemma Black, Alpha and Omega (detail), 2007. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
10. Donato Acciaiuoli, Life of Charlemagne (detail), 1461 © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.