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January 2015

 

EXHIBITIONS & DISPLAYS


Silent Partners: Artist and Mannequin from Function to Fetish

Until 25 January 2015

First-rate **** The Telegraph
A riveting show The Observer

Your last chance to see this critically acclaimed major loan exhibition with over 180 paintings and drawings, books, films, photographs, patent documents, objects and mannequins.

This is the world's first exhibition on the artist’s mannequin uncovering its evolution and widespread use. A number of the highlight objects have never been on display before and will never be seen quite like this ever again…

For more information, and to download the exhibition and events leaflet, visit our website

Edgar Degas' Portrait of Henri Michel-Lévy
 

Fatal Consequences: The Chapman Brothers and Goya’s Disasters of War

Until 8 February 2015

The Chapman Brothers’ Disasters of War takes Goya’s print series of the same title and reinvents and extends the imagery and horrors with a cornucopia of ideas from later wars and modern culture. This exhibition shows different versions of the Chapman Brothers’ set, together with a selection from Goya’s original series.

Fatal Consequences poster

1914: War and Money

Until 25 January 2015

World War I consumed vast quantities of money as well as lives. This display of coins, medals, banknotes and government bonds provides an insight into the desperate measures that had to be used to maintain a supply of money, from the transition of gold coinage at the outbreak of war in 1914 to inflationary paper money by 1918 when the great European empires fell.

War and Money poster

   

HIGHLIGHT EVENTS


To book contact: 01223 332904 | fitzmuseum-education@lists.cam.ac.uk. Places confirmed on receipt of payment.

Automata

It's Alive!

Saturday 17 January: 14.00 – 15.00

Ages 11+

Discover how the master automata makers represent life and nature using traditional clockwork and hand‑operated mechanisms. Find out more
£5

Film still

Screening of Pictures in Motion (Vivement le Cinéma)

Sunday 18 January: 15.00 – 17.00

A rare screening of Jérôme Prieur’s 2011 documentary, revealing the ‘pre-history’ of modern cinema. Discover how pioneers of optical toys and photographic studies influenced early film. Followed by a Q&A. Find out more
£5

 Hugo

Screening of Hugo by Martin Scorcese

Sunday 18 January: 18.00

Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

A special screening of Hugo, director Martin Scorcese’s touching tribute to the pioneer of early cinema, Georges Méliès, whose short film L’Artiste et le mannequin (1900) features in Silent Partners. Find out more

   

TALKS & DROP-IN EVENTS


Unless otherwise stated, talks are free and admission is by token, 1 per person, available at the Courtyard Entrance desk from 12.45 on the day. For more information and locations visit our website.

The mannequin: A cultural disorder

Wednesday 14 January: 13.15 – 14.00

Dr Rod Mengham, University Reader of Modern English Literature and Curator of Works of Art, Jesus College, Cambridge.
Gallery 12 & 13

Art Speak

Tuesday 20 January: 13.15 – 13.45

Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art. No token necessary.

 

 

 Herbert List's Sklavin 1

   

ADULT COURSES & WORKSHOPS


To book contact: 01223 332904 | . Places confirmed on receipt of payment.

 Canaletto

Journeys, Places, Stories and Faces

Thursdays 29 January, 5, 12 & 26 February & 5 March: 14.00 – 15.00

A five week course looking at pieces in the Museum’s collection led by Deborah Monteiro, art historian and adult education tutor. Find out more
£80 (£65 concessions and Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum)

MUSE: Landscapes, composition and techniques: Colour drawing in the galleries

Friday 30 January: 10.15 – 12.00

Discover new ways of working at this artist led workshop inspired by Museum collections. Please note: places are limited to 15 and booking for each session opens on the first day of that month.
£10

   

EVENTS FOR YOUNG ADULTS


To book contact: 01223 332904 | . Places confirmed on receipt of payment.

Resource: Sculpture inspired by the Lansdowne Relief

Saturday 17 January: 11.00 – 13.00

13 - 18 yrs

Join us in our art studio to develop your own ideas and projects based on this month’s theme.
£5

 

 

 Lansdowne Relief

   

FAMILY ACTIVITIES


To book contact: 01223 332904 | . Places confirmed on receipt of payment.  Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the whole duration of any workshop.

 Mannequin

Family First Saturday

3 January: 14.00 - 16.00

Drop-in to our Fitz Family Welcome Point in Gallery 33 and collect drawing materials, activities and trails to use throughout the Museum, this month exploring artifical people.
FREE

It’s Magic!

Tuesday 27 January: 10.00 – 11.30

2 – 5 yrs

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

   

SUNDAY LUNCHTIME CONCERTS


Enjoy a free Sunday classical concert in the beautiful surroundings of Gallery 3 from 13.15 – 14.00. Admission is by token, 1 per person, available at the Founder’s Entrance desk on a first-come first-served basis from 12.00 on the day of the concert. Space is limited – no standing room available. Voluntary collection after each concert. Programmes may be subject to change.

Music for the piano and wind quintet

18 January

With pieces performed by Eric Azzopardi (piano) and members of Reigate Wind Quintet: Anna Durance (oboe), Daniel Emson-Jukes (bassoon), Gemma Emson-Jukes (flute), Annie Morris (clarinet), Stephen Nicholls (French horn).

Music for clarinet, cello and piano

25 January

Jill Morton (piano), Veronica Henderson (cello) and Sarah Bowden (clarinet) perform pieces including Schumann’s Stücke im Folkston and Liszt’s Petrarch Sonnet.

 Music at the Fitz

   

THE FITZWILLIAM RECOMMENDS


 Picture by William Blake

William Blake: Apprentice & Master

Until 1 March 2015

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

An absolutely thrilling exhibition Philip Pullman

Explore the extraordinary life and work of William Blake, printmaker, painter and revolutionary poet in this ground breaking exhibition which offers new insights into his remarkable originality and influence. Book now

 

 

 Nash Ensemble

Nash Ensemble

18 January: 12.15

Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

Seen as keen advocates of new music, the Nash has performed over 275 new works. At Kettle’s Yard they will perform a new commission by Richard Causton as well as works by Mark-Anthony Turnage, Shostakovich and Stravinsky’s Three pieces for string Quartet. Find out more
£8 or £5 students

 

 

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All images © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, unless otherwise stated
1. Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Portrait of Henri Michel-Lévy, c. 1878 © Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon M.C.G.

7. Herbert List (1903–1975), Sklavin 1 (Female Slave 1), 1936 © M. Scheler- Herbert List Estate, Hamburg/ Müncher Stadtmuseum, Munich
10. Paul Huot (French, active 1790s to 1820s), Female Mannequin, c. 1816 © bpk - Bildagentur für Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte / Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel 
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© Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
13. © Hanya Chlala/ArenaPAL