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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Exhibitions

Honey from Many Flowers: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe and Salomon Gessner’s Idylls

Salomon Gessner (1730–88) was a Swiss artist and writer whose idyllic poetry and prose made him a household name in his lifetime. After his death his family invited a German printmaker, Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759–1835), to produce prints after a set of Gessner’s landscape drawings, which capture the Romantic period’s preoccupation with the pastoral idyll and delight in the natural world. 

14/03/2017 to 10/09/2017

Free

Sea to Shore: paintings by Alfred Wallis & Christopher Wood Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

This third display from the Kettle’s Yard collection brings together paintings by Alfred Wallis and Christopher Wood that are inspired by the sea and shore. Following the artists’ first meeting in St Ives in 1928, Wallis and Wood continued to innovatively capture their experiences of the sea and life in port towns in their paintings.

01/04/2017 to 27/08/2017

Free

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 07/10/2018

Free

Gold coin

Elephants, Deities and Ashoka’s Pillar: coins of India from antiquity to the present

As part of the commemoration in 2017 of the 70th anniversary of Indian independence - marked by the UK-India Year of Culture - this exhibition, drawn from the Fitzwilliam’s world-class numismatic collection, will explore the history of India through coins produced from the 4th century BC until recent times.

16/05/2017 to 01/10/2017

Free

Indian miniature painting

From Kabul to Kolkata: highlights of Indian painting in the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam’s second exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, showcases a selection of Indian miniature paintings and drawings, ranging in date from the 16th to 19th century. The exhibition will include works produced under the patronage of the Mughal dynasty and other princely rulers, as well as several acquired by early British patrons and collectors in India.

29/05/2017 to 03/09/2017

Free

Lunchtime Talks

Carl Wilhelm Kolbe print

Idylls and oaks: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe's prints after Gessner

With Anna Schultz, Akademie der Künste, Berlin.

07/06/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Displays

Henry Moore’s Hill Arches (1973)

2017 is your last chance to see a monumental bronze sculpture by Henry Moore, titled Hill Arches, on loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum from the Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire. Moore is best known for sculptures of the human figure sited in architectural or natural settings, but here he has created a landscape in its own right – perhaps, as the title suggests, an echo of the rolling hills of his native Yorkshire. This enormous, four-piece sculpture is sited in front of the Museum, visible to all visitors and those walking down Trumpington Street.

04/05/2016 to 30/11/2017

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), William Burges’s painted ‘Flax and Wool’ cabinet (Gallery 2), a Spanish 17th century polychrome wood sculpture of the Christ Child (Gallery 6), Art Nouveau Tiffany glass (Gallery 1), metalwork designed by Christopher Dresser (Gallery 2) and an extremely rare Meissen porcelain vulture (Gallery 27)...

01/08/2016 to 30/12/2018

Free

Victorian Life and Leisure

Coins, medals and tokens show how everyday life was transformed by the coming of the railways and a consumer revolution in Victorian Britain. Shops had a wider range of goods than ever before, and there were many new entertainments and sports for working peoples’ limited leisure time. Music, art and culture thrived with the support of the Victorian middle classes.

28/02/2017 to 02/07/2017

Free

Lesbos and Syria

Issam Kourbaj's Dark Water, Burning World by is a new artwork inspired by 5th century BC Syrian vessels on display in Gallery 21, and forms part of which explores the millennia-long relations between the Near East and ancient Greece.

15/03/2017 to 31/07/2017

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 05/04/2018

14:30 to 15:30

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