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Image["Cover artwork for Rosie's Magic Horse (detail) by Quentin Blake"]
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For full details of all shows and displays please visit the exhibitions page on our website
Quentin Blake: Drawn by Hand
To 12 May 2013
Quentin Blake is one of the best-known illustrators of his generation. Enjoy book illustrations, etchings, lithographs, drawings and works done for hospitals in various and contrasting media. Plus, a display of pens, brochures, inks, watercolours, quills and other materials from the artist’s studio.
"A measured look at Blake's energetic output over the past decade" The Telegraph
Image["Guided Tour from 'The Life of Birds' series (detail) by Quentin Blake"]
China’s White Gold
Contemporary porcelain from Jingdezhen
To 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.
"A revealing show" Crafts Magazine
To end of March 2013
Your last chance to see incredible monumental and intricate sculptures by three internationally renowned contemporary sculptors; Helaine Blumenfeld, Peter Randall-Page and Kan Yasuda.
Image["The Space Within by Helaine Blumenfeld"]
Talks take place at 13.15, unless otherwise stated. For more information and locations visit our website
Image["The Lansdowne Relief, AD 100 –150"]
The Lansdowne Relief: a new member of the Antiquities family
Sat 2 March: 12:00 - 14:00
Be guided through its story by staff and Museum friends.
The Lansdowne Relief and the Longue Durée of Maritime Entanglements
Wed 13 March
Professor James Whitley, Cardiff University
Tue 19 March
Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art
The use of sculpture at Villa Adriana
Wed 27 March
Sally-Ann Ashton, Senior Assistant Keeper of Antiquities
Image["Cleopatra by Helaine Blumenfeld"]
Is beauty irrelevant in public art?
Thu 7 March: 12:30 - 13:30
Four distinguished panellists will discuss this question to mark the final month of the Fitzwilliam Museum's Sculpture Promenade. Panellists include: Helaine Blumenfeld (Sculptor), Jonathan Jones (Visual Arts Critic & blogger – The Guardian), Richard Cork (Visual Arts Critic / Author), Semir Zeki (Professor of Neuroesthetics, UCL)
Gallery 3. FREE. Seats available on a first-come, first-served, basis.
For all ages - children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE, unless otherwise stated.
Family First Saturday - Mixed up portraits
Sat 2 March: 14.00-16.00
Pick up a template from the Fitz Family Welcome Point (Museum Courtyard) and explore portraits and sculptures in the collection, through different techniques in art. Then turn your template into a Picasso inspired mask to wear and take home.
Cambridgeshire Buried Treasure
Sat 9 March: 10:00 - 12:30
Join us on a search for buried treasure, starting at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology and moving to the Fitz to discover precious coins. Then make your own embossed treasure in the education studio. Booking essential, tel. 01223 332904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
£5 per child
Enjoy a free classical concert in the beautiful surroundings of Gallery 3
Sundays | 13.15 - 14.00 unless otherwise stated
FREE space may be limited. Voluntary collection after the concert. Programme subject to change.
Sun 3 March
Nadav Hertzka (piano) performs pieces by Tchaikovsky, Liszt/Wagner.
Britten Sinfonia Academy
Sun 10 March: 15.00 – 15.45
Following a weekend’s residency at the Fitz, listen to new music inspired by the Museum and its artefacts by an ensemble of talented young musicians from the East of England. Other complementary pieces performed by both Academy and Britten Sinfonia musicians.
THE FITZ RECOMMENDS
Image["Harlequin and Companion by Pablo Picasso"]
Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901
The Courtauld Gallery
14 February – 26 May 2013
Discover the story of Picasso’s breakthrough year as an artist. Experience the first masterpieces with which Picasso found his distinctive voice and which mark the beginning of his famous Blue period.
Book now http://bit.ly/WfzJNA
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: Quentin Blake, Cover artwork from ' by Russell Hoban (Walker Books, 2012), detail. © Quentin Blake.
1. Quentin Blake, Guided Tour from 'The Life of Birds' series (detail). Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
2. China's White Gold exhibition. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
3. Helaine Blumenfeld, The Space Within at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
4. The Lansdowne Relief (detail), AD 100 –150. Once belonged to Emperor Hadrian. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
5. Villa Adriana © Bushtick (Flickr Creative Commons)
6. Helaine Blumenfeld, Cleopatra (front) at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
7. Coins © portableantiquities (Flickr Creative Commons)
8. Promenade concert. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
9. Pablo Picasso, Harlequin and Companion © The State Pushkin Museum, Moscow