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Haydn The Seasons

Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus

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Today 9:00AM - 7:00PM

Ground Zero Earth

Celebrating the work of the 'Centre for Study of Existential Risk' (CSER), a research centre based at the University of Cambridge dedicated to the study and mitigation of existential risks, this exhibition brings together five artists who question, provoke and explore our relationships with technology, our environments and the future, and how these relate to our humanity.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Collecting and Giving: Highlights from the Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor bequest

See highlights from the Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor bequest, through the Art Fund, on display for the first time. Works include drawings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, William Orpen, Walter Sickert and Gwen John.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Enriching Collections: Recent acquisitions of prints and drawings 2009-2019

This exhibition is the first of two successive selections of works on paper to celebrate the outstanding generosity of benefactors and donors who have helped to enrich the collections. It will also highlight a number of exceptional works bought with funds raised or donated by individuals, charities, and other supporters.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The Gentle Art: Friends and strangers in Whistler’s prints

To complement the major show on James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), the Print Room is holding an exhibition of the artist’s etchings, drypoints and lithographs from the Fitzwilliam’s collection, focussing on people.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Whistler & Nature

Whistler & Nature casts a new light on the work of the great late-Victorian master, James McNeill Whistler. Born in America, but living in the UK for most of his life, he was known as an artist with a bold personality and a revolutionary attitude towards the natural world.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Breast Cancer Art Exhibition 2019

An exhibition raising awareness of the experiences and treatments that those with breast cancer have and fundraising for the Breast Cancer Art Project and 6 breast cancer research and care charities.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

ARTIST ROOMS Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010)is widely recognised as one of the most important figures of modern and contemporary art. The selection of work at Kettle’s Yard includes sculptures, prints and drawings, reflecting different periods in Bourgeois’ life, and is drawn from the ARTIST ROOMS collection.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Julie Mehretu Drawings and Monotypes

Julie Mehretu is among the most highly regarded artists working today.For this exhibition, Mehretu has made a new installation of richly layered drawings and monotypes, extending her dynamic exploration of the potential of drawing and mark making.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Rose Garrard: Casting Room I

Rose Garrard’s ‘Casting Room I’ will be on display in the Research Space on the 1st floor of Kettle’s Yard.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Anthea Hamilton: Projects

Anthea Hamilton installs her work, and works by other artists, in the House following Kettle’s Yard’s collaboration with the artist at The Hepworth Wakefield in 2016/17.

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Cross-border cooperation (CBC) directions and principles: fostering sustainable development for EU territories, projects and strategies

A one hour seminar given by Rui Alexandre Castanho and organised by the Department of Land Economy

4:30PM - 7:30PM

Highlight Twilight at the Museums

A FREE night of half-term exploration for families This February half-term, museums and collections across Cambridge are opening their doors for a series of FREE, drop-in adventures and activities after dark.

5:00PM - 5:30PM

Java Minute Lecture Series: “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.”— Bones, chemistry, food and culture.

This talk explores how archaeologists use chemistry on bones and teeth to determine what people ate in the past, and how this might help us know who they were.