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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Exhibitions

Fans

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection

Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015, this display reveals the techniques behind the making, investigation and conservation of fans.

05/03/2019 to 12/01/2020

Free

Portrait of The Great Belzoni

The celebrated Mr Belzoni: A cultural gift to the Fitzwilliam

This in-focus exhibition is centred on a new acquisition: Jan Adam Kruseman’s posthumous portrait of the celebrated adventurer, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, known as ‘The Great Belzoni’.

23/07/2019 to 10/11/2019

Free

River view

Palaces in the Night: The urban landscape in Whistler’s prints

This second exhibition of the Fitzwilliam’s collection of etchings, drypoints and lithographs, by the American artist James McNeill Whistler, is devoted to the cityscapes for which he is most celebrated as a printmaker.

04/06/2019 to 08/09/2019

Free

Portrait of Gertrude Leveson-Gower, 4th Duchess of Bedford

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

This exhibition is the second of two successive selections of works on paper which celebrate the outstanding generosity of benefactors and donors who have helped to enrich the collections.

21/05/2019 to 01/09/2019

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

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 03/11/2019

Free

Dish

Design Evolution: Highlights from the Keatley 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

Camel

Jennifer Lee: A personal selection

This small display brings together objects from the Fitzwilliam’s collection that particularly resonate with the award-winning artist and potter, Jennifer Lee. Her choice includes modern studio ceramics, ancient Chinese bronzes and antiquities from Greece and Rome, with each object accompanied by an explanation of the affinity she feels with it. This display accompanies the larger exhibition of Jennifer’s own work, Jennifer Lee: the potter’s space on display at Kettle’s Yard (9 July-22 September).

11/06/2019 to 22/09/2019

Free

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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