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Goggled Head II (teeth), 1969. Bronze. Edition of 6

DAME ELISABETH FRINK Larger Than Life

Larger Than Life is the first major showing of Dame Elisabeth Frink’s works in East Anglia since her death and includes works from a leading private collection. A daughter of the region, her first representations of warlike figures and the horrors of conflict date from her adolescence spent beside a military airfield in Suffolk during much of the Second World War.

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Degas: a passion for perfection

Tue 3 October - Sun 14 January 2018

Fitzwilliam Museum

After a career spanning over half a century, Degas died in September 1917, in his eightythird
year. This exhibition marks the centenary of the artist’s death with a celebration of his lifetime’s achievement. A remarkable range of work – paintings, pastels, drawings, watercolours, prints of different types, counterproofs and sculptures in bronze and wax - reveal Degas’s fascination with technical experimentation and constant drive to expand his means of expression. Arranged thematically, the exhibition highlights many of the subjects most prominent in Degas’s work – nudes, café scenes and the dance – as well as his individual approach to landscape painting. Degas’s lifelong passion for learning from others is revealed in a series of copies he made after works by Italian Renaissance artists and near-contemporaries such as J.-A.-D. Ingres and Eugène Delacroix. Counterbalancing this, a final section examines Degas’s artistic legacy in the 20th and 21st centuries, notably in the work of Walter Sickert,
Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, R.B. Kitaj, Ryan Gander and Francis
Bacon.

The exhibition draws substantially on the collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum, the most extensive and representative in the UK. These will be complemented by an outstanding group of around sixty loans from private and public collections throughout Europe and the United States, several of which will be on public display for the first time, and by a group of paintings and drawings once belonging to the economist John Maynard Keynes.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Timing

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Tuesday 3 October until Saturday 23 December

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Wednesday 27 December until Sunday 14 January 2018

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Tuesday 3 October until Friday 29 December

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Monday 1 January 2018 until Sunday 14 January 2018

All times

Tue 3 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 6 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 7 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 8 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 10 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 11 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 12 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 13 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 14 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 15 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 17 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 18 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 19 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 20 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 21 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 22 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 24 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 25 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 26 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 27 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 28 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 29 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 31 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 1 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 2 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 3 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 4 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 5 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 7 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 8 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 9 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 10 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 11 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 12 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 14 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 15 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 16 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 17 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 18 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 19 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 21 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 22 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 23 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 24 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 25 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 26 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 28 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 29 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 30 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 1 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 2 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 3 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 5 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 6 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 7 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 8 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 9 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 10 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 12 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 13 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
TodayThu 14 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 15 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 16 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 17 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 19 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 20 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 21 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 22 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 23 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 24 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 27 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 28 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 29 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 30 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 2 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 3 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 4 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 5 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 6 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 7 January 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 9 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 10 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 11 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 12 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 13 January 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 14 January 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1RB
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