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March 2012

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Help the Fitz win an evening with craft artist Susan Stockwell. She makes incredible works of art made from recycled materials such as used banknotes and circuit boards.  

Vote for the Fitz at the bottom of this page:

If the Fitz wins she will be coming to present a film on her work at a free public event for all ages on Friday 18 May.

Voting ends Monday 5 March.

Pictured: Banner (top) - 'World' (detail) © Susan Stockwell 2011 in situ at Bedfordshire University.  Right - Money Dress with Colonial Dress (detail) © Susan Stockwell 2010



For full details of all shows and displays please visit the exhibitions page on our website.



27 March to 23 September 2012

'Edgelands' is that uncertain and overlooked zone, neither city nor countryside. See prints by George Shaw and Michael Landy exploring the urban edge from childhood memories of the Tile Hill council estate in the suburbs of Coventry, to life-sized images of weeds (street-flowers) - the overlooked vegetation of Edgelands.


2012 Sculpture Promenade

6 March 2012 to January 2013

Held on the lawns of the Fitzwilliam, see incredible monumental and intricate sculptures by three internationally renowned contemporary sculptors; Helaine Blumenfeld, Peter Randall-Page and Kan Yasuda.

The displays are free to explore, bringing some of the finest contemporary art out into the street.



Grey matters: Graphite

To 11 March 2012

Discover the extraordinary expressive potential of the pencil and its raw material graphite through four centuries of drawings from the Museum's holdings.

Triumph, protection and dreams: The African headrest in context

EXTENDED to 25 March 2012

Used as pillows, hair protectors and status symbols, discover the history of headrests in Africa.



Lunchtime talks take place at 13.15, for more information and locations visit our website.

Impressionist Watercolours, Drawings and Prints

Thu 1 March

People and Pots: Use and Collection of Islamic Ceramics

Wed 28 March

Art Speak

Tue 13 March

Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art. Meet at Courtyard Entrance.




To book an event tel: 01223 332904 or email:


Family First Saturday

Sat 3 March | 14.00 – 16.00

All Ages

Free drawing materials, activities and trails to use throughout the Museum.

It’s Magic!

Tue 13 March | 10.00 - 11.30

Ages 2 - 5

Looking at art and making art can be magical. Explore work in the collections and make art of your own to take home. Booking essential, £3 per child


Enjoy free music recitals in the beautiful surroundings of the Museum's galleries.

Sundays | 13.15 - 14.00

Lucy Cavendish Singers: At the River

4 March

Katharina Megli - director

Chopin, Earl, Rachmaninoff

11 March

David Earl - piano



To book an event:

Tel: 01223 332904, Email:

General admission to the Museum is FREE

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Image credits

Banner: 'World' (detail) © Susan Stockwell 2011 in situ at Bedfordshire University.

1. Money Dress with Colonial Dress (detail) © Susan Stockwell 2010

2. George Shaw (born 1966), Twelve Short Walks 5 (detail), 2005 © George Shaw and Paragon Press. Acquired with the help of the Art Fund.

3. Theme and Variation I, II, III (2008), painted bronze © Peter Randall-Page

4. Portrait of Captain John Wood, John Brown (1752-1787) © The Fitzwilliam Museum

5.Wooden headrest (detail), Zimbabwe, Shona, First half of the twentieth century or later  © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

6. Camille Pissarro, Haymaking (1874) © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 

All other images © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge