eNews: April 2009

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 2009 Fitzwilliam Museum Sculpture Promenade

The 2009 Fitzwilliam Museum Sculpture Promenade

Opens 28 April 2009

This spring, the grounds of The Fitzwilliam Museum will be transformed by a unique display of sculpture by some of the most accomplished artists working today.

Selected by sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld and Fitzwilliam Museum Director Timothy Potts, the 2009 Fitzwilliam Museum Sculpture Promenade will inaugurate an annual exhibition of contemporary sculpture on the Museum lawns.

This free outdoor installation opens to the public on Tuesday 28 April, and features a selection of recent sculpture by members of the prestigious Royal British Society of Sculptors.




Find out more: www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/whatson/exhibitions/article.html



Easter Eggsplorers: The Fitzwilliam Museum Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Sunday 12 April | All day

Have fun hunting for egg-related clues in the galleries, and then exchange your completed trail for an Easter egg in the Museum café (while stocks last!).

The Real Easter

Available from Saturday 4 April

A trail for families and adults, using vivid and dramatic paintings in the Museum's collection to retell the Easter story.

Easter Trails

Say it with Hares and Rabbits

Available from Saturday 4 April

An interactive trail for young children and families, in which our long-eared friends will introduce you to a wide range of objects, from Ancient Egyptian coffins to pottery from the Islamic world, and much more.

Pick up your gallery trail from the Museum front desks



Endless Forms e-alerts

Get updates about the major forthcoming exhibition Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts by signing up for e-alerts. 

Visit the exhibition website to enter your email address to get details of upcoming talks, events and online features, including the Endless Forms podcast series featuring interviews with prominent Darwin experts from Cambridge University and beyond.

Sign up for e-alerts and find out more about the exhibition at www.darwinendlessforms.org



Kachōfūgetsu: The Natural World in Japanese Prints

Until 17 May
Woodblock prints and books by Japanese printmakers including Hokusai and Utamaro.

Also on display: "turn the pages" of Utamaro's remarkable Insect, Shell and Bird Books and study their exquisite detail close-up with an interactive virtual display.

Changing Faces: Anthony Van Dyck as an Etcher

Until 24 May
Rarely-seen portrait etchings by Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641)

The Immortal Stone: Chinese Jades from the Neolithic Period to the 20th Century

Until 31 May
Over sixty rarely-seen jades spanning five thousand years.

Kachofugetsu: The Natural World in Japanese Prints

Find out more: www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/whatson/exhibitions/


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