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Exhibitions

Katharine Cashman FRS and Emma Stibbon RA at Spike Island, Bristol in 2018.

Creative Connections: Portraits of Women Scientists and Artists

An exhibition of photographic portraits of female scientists and artists.

FEAST & FAST: The art of food in Europe, 1500 –1800

Tue 26 November - Sun 26 April 2020

Fitzwilliam Museum

Food defines us as individuals, communities, and nations: we are what we eat and, equally, what we don’t eat. When, where, why, how and with whom we eat are crucial to our identity. Feast & Fast presents novel approaches to understanding the history and culture of food and eating.

This research-led multi-sensory exhibition will showcase hidden and newly-conserved treasures from the Fitzwilliam and other collections, and features four spectacular historical reconstructions with food at their centre, including a Jacobean sugar banquet, a European feasting table and a Georgian confectioner’s workshop. It will tease out many contemporary and controversial issues – such as the origins of food and food security, over consumption in times of austerity, and our relationship with animals and nature – thereby linking the past with our present, and encouraging visitors to question and rethink our relationship with food.

To complement Feast & Fast, a flamboyant 4-metre tall pineapple installation specially-commissioned from Bompas and Parr - experts in multi-sensory experience design - will be displayed on the Museum’s front lawn for the duration of the exhibition and illuminated at night.

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Timing

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Tuesday 26 November until Saturday 21 December

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Friday 27 December until Saturday 28 December

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Thursday 2 January 2020 until Thursday 9 April 2020

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Saturday 11 January 2020 until Sunday 26 April 2020

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Tuesday 26 November until Sunday 26 April 2020

All times

Tue 26 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 27 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 28 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 29 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 30 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 1 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Venue

Address: Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1RB
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Email: fitzmuseum-enquiries@lists.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1223 332900
Fax: +44 1223 332923
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