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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Exhibitions

Sampler

Sampled Lives: Samplers from The Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

06/05/2017 to 13/01/2019

Free

Pendent

Designers & Jewellery 1850 –1940: Jewellery & Metalwork from The Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing little-known treasures from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s outstanding permanent collection, this exhibition celebrates exquisitely-designed and often hand-crafted jewellery and metalwork, dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

31/07/2018 to 11/11/2018

Free

Hand drawn female figure

Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings

In the centenary of suffrage this exhibition draws attention to the many connections between Virginia Woolf, her contemporaries and those who have been inspired by her work.

02/10/2018 to 09/12/2018

Free

Landscape

Print REbels: Haden, Palmer, Whistler and the origins of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

This touring exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder and first President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910). See a selection of prints, ranging from Haden to work by current RE members.

18/09/2018 to 06/01/2019

Free

Etched landscape

Amateur Etcher of Distinction: Prints by Francis Seymour Haden

An exhibition of Sir Francis Seymour Haden's work, celebrated in his own time as a major figure in the ‘Etching Revival’. Trace the development of his style, and see unrecorded early proof impressions that demonstrate his manner of working.

09/10/2018 to 06/01/2019

Free

Lunchtime Talks

The Paston Treasure

The Pastons: From poverty to wealth and back again

A talk with Dr Spike Bucklow, Senior Research Scientist, Hamilton Kerr Institute, looking at the family fortune behind the 17th century still life painting at the heart of The Paston Treasure exhibition recently seen at Yale Center for British art and Norwich Castle Museum.

17/10/2018

13:15 to 14:00

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 31/12/2018

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 1) and an extremely rare Meissen porcelain vulture (Gallery 27)...

01/08/2016 to 30/12/2018

Free

Rodin sculpture

RA250 at the Fitz

The pick of our collection by seven Royal Academicians who have connections with Cambridge and the Fitz: Eileen Cooper RA, Stephen Chambers RA, Anne Desmet RA, Antony Gormley RA, Nigel Hall RA, Mali Morris RA and Eric Parry RA.

13/02/2018 to 31/12/2018

Free

Coin

Jerusalem: Coinage and empire from antiquity to the 19th century

The Holy City of Jerusalem is central to the three Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Control of the city has been contested by the great empires of the region and has changed hands many times. This special display explores the history of Jerusalem through the coins minted and used in the city from the earliest coinage to that of the Ottoman Empire.

02/10/2018 to 28/01/2019

Free

Tour

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 06/04/2019

14:30 to 15:30

Family Activities

Dancing in the Museum

Mini movers in the Museum

3 - 5 yrs

Explore artworks through music and movement, with guidance from the Dancing at the Museum elders project and dance artist Filipa Pereira-Stubbs. Booking opens 24 September at 11.00.

17/10/2018

10:00 to 11:30

Free

Dancing in the Museum

Mini movers in the Museum

3 - 5 yrs

Explore artworks through music and movement, with guidance from the Dancing at the Museum elders project and dance artist Filipa Pereira-Stubbs. Booking opens 24 September at 11.00.

17/10/2018

13:00 to 14:30

Free

 

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