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Today 9:00AM - 5:00PM

James Faure Walker - painting and digital works

Painting and digital media exhibition by London based artist James Faure Walker

11:00AM - 8:00PM

Highlight Sculpture in the close - free exhibition of contemporary sculptors

Jesus College is showcasing contemporary British and Irish sculptors in a free outside exhibition this summer.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

A Young Man’s Progress

An impressive display of five modern photographic recreations - printed to large scale - telling the fictional story of Matthew Smith, a young man from North London, who is obsessed with clothes. The modern photographs are based upon images commissioned between 1520 and 1560 by Matthäus Schwarz, one of the most committed fashion innovators of his time.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Bird Language

A small installation of four birdcages by contemporary artist Xu Bing.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Close-up and personal: Eighteenth-century gold boxes from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection

Fashionable among both men and women, these exquisite and elegant containers were one of the most popular accessories in 18th century Europe. They were often used to hold snuff (a scented preparation of powdered tobacco) or sweetmeats. The most lavish and precious boxes were the choice present of royalty and exemplify court culture and fashion en miniature.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Designed to Impress: Highlights from the print collection

This exhibition features a selection of some of the Fitzwilliam's most spectacular prints from the fifteenth to the twenty-first centuries, giving visitors an insight into the extraordinary breadth of the collection.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Ruskin’s Turners

The Fitzwilliam Museums’ collection of watercolours by J.M.W. Turner was founded in 1861 by the generous gift of twenty-five watercolours from John Ruskin, Turner’s most fervent champion and critic.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

A dazzling journey through the decorative arts: from the hand-crafted luxuries of the Renaissance to the first stirrings of mass commerce in the Enlightenment.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Watercolour- Elements of nature

Stunning landscapes, exquisite portrait miniatures and delicate flower drawings by masters including Samuel Palmer and Paul Cézanne - the collection of watercolours in the Fitzwilliam Museum is one of the finest in the world.

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Get free yoga lessons and help scientists

Are you curious about yoga but never got round to trying it? Take part in the one of the largest psychological experiments on the effects hot yoga has on wellbeing, and get rewarded with six weeks of free 'hot yoga' lessons!