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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Exhibitions

Rossetti drawing of a lady

Collecting and Giving: Highlights from the Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor bequest

See highlights from the Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor bequest, through the Art Fund, on display for the first time. Works include drawings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, William Orpen, Walter Sickert and Gwen John.

04/12/2018 to 03/03/2019

Free

The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence

Enriching Collections: Recent acquisitions of prints and drawings 2009-2019

This exhibition is the first of two successive selections of works on paper to celebrate the outstanding generosity of benefactors and donors who have helped to enrich the collections. It will also highlight a number of exceptional works bought with funds raised or donated by individuals, charities, and other supporters.

22/01/2019 to 12/05/2019

Free

Lady with an umbrella

The Gentle Art: Friends and strangers in Whistler’s prints

To complement the major show on James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), the Print Room is holding an exhibition of the artist’s etchings, drypoints and lithographs from the Fitzwilliam’s collection, focussing on people.

29/01/2019 to 12/05/2019

Free

Whistler nocturne

Whistler & Nature

Whistler & Nature casts a new light on the work of the great late-Victorian master, James McNeill Whistler. Born in America, but living in the UK for most of his life, he was known as an artist with a bold personality and a revolutionary attitude towards the natural world.

08/01/2019 to 17/03/2019

Free

Displays

Henry Moore’s Hill Arches (1973)

See a monumental bronze sculpture by Henry Moore, titled Hill Arches, on loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum from the Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire.

04/05/2016 to 30/09/2020

Free

The Frua-Valsecchi collection

Over the past fifty years, Francesca and Massimo Valsecchi have built up a remarkable collection of paintings, furniture, sculpture, glass and ceramics. This includes the renowned nude portrait of Patricia Preece by Stanley Spencer (Gallery 1), a Spanish 17th century polychrome wood sculpture of the Christ Child (Gallery 6), Art Nouveau Tiffany glass (Gallery 22) and an extremely rare Meissen porcelain vulture (Gallery 27)...

01/08/2016 to 30/12/2019

Free

Medal

The 1920s: Crisis and innovation

The 1920s was a time of unprecedented change, after the trauma of the First World War. In America and Western Europe there was great prosperity and artistic innovation, with the new Art Deco style. At the same time there was economic and political crisis in Germany and Central Europe. In Russia the new dawn of Revolution led to Stalin’s terror. All of this can be seen in coins, medals and banknotes of the 1920s. 

29/01/2019 to 30/06/2019

Free

Studio ceramics

Salisbury Family Collection of Studio Ceramics

The Salisbury family, based locally in Cambridge, have kindly lent part of their studio ceramics collection to the Museum. This collection, formed over many years, includes pieces by some of the finest artists to work in clay from the mid-20th century onwards. These include Austrian and German emigrés Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and Ruth Duckworth, and contemporary artist Jennifer Lee, winner of the Loewe Craft Prize 2018.

25/09/2018 to 27/10/2019

Free

Dish

Design Evolution: Highlights from the Keatley Trust collection

This display highlights some of the outstanding pieces of decorative art on loan to the Museum from the Keatley Trust.

02/01/2019 to 30/11/2019

Free

Young boy peering into a display case

Eddington's prehistoric and Roman past

A single display case containing a small selection of items found by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU) at the North West Cambridge site, now renamed Eddington. The display includes the single most important find to date, a tightly rolled 12-13th century pewter or lead seal, which when unravelled revealed a king with a fleur de lis-topped sceptre.

28/01/2019 to 08/07/2019

Miniature portrait

Secrets of a Silent Miniaturist

A selection of the Museum’s Isaac Oliver miniatures (c.1565-1617) have been chosen to showcase some of the recent discoveries made about his work. The miniatures can be seen in a special display in the Rothschild Gallery of Medieval & Renaissance Art (Gallery 32), where they are shown alongside other 16th- and 17th-century miniatures, including examples by Nicholas Hilliard.

05/02/2019 to 18/08/2019

Free

Talks and Events

Whistler nocturne

Early morning guided tours of Whistler & Nature

A private guided tour of the Whistler & Nature exhibition for individuals and groups, up to 20
people at each session, before the Museum opens.

12/02/2019

09:15 to 10:00

£13.50

Tour

Tours

Guided Tour

Join a one hour guided tour of the Museum on Saturdays, or book a tour in advance for any visit for a group.

05/04/2014 to 04/04/2021

14:30 to 15:30

 

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