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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.

10:30AM - 6:00PM

Pop-Up Exhibition - Illuminating Cambridge Libraries

‘Illuminating Cambridge Libraries’ visits the Heong Gallery! Photographer Sara Rawlinson presents the latest instalment of her photographic series, exhibiting images from more than 24 College libraries. On display from 11-17 February 2019, 10:30am-6pm each day; private view Mon 11 Feb 6:30-8:30pm.

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.

11:15AM - 12:00PM

Guided House Tour - Kettle's Yard

Join us for an in depth experience of the House at Kettle's Yard with one of our knowledgeable Visitor Assistants.

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.

1:00PM - 4:00PM

Highlight Curious Nature and Open Lab visits

The natural world around us is a curious place! Visit the Genome Gallery during one of the Wellcome Genome Campus Open Saturdays to explore our latest family-friendly exhibition, and discover how genome sequencing is helping us uncover much more about it. Also visit Open Lab, our exciting new space to learn about the current science, history, and ethos of the Wellcome Genome Campus.

3:00PM - 3:15PM

Talking About

Find out more about the current exhibitions with one of our Visitor Assistants in a short 15-minute talk in the galleries.

3:00PM - 3:15PM

Talking About: Louise Bourgeois and Julie Mehretu

Find out more about the current exhibitions at Kettle's Yard with one of our Visitor Assistants in a short 15-minute talk in the galleries.

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Jonathan Meuli: Approaches to Abstraction

A selection of works spanning nearly four decades: some of Meuli’s most important abstract studies in watercolour or gouache as well as a number of significant oil paintings are on show, many for the first time.

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Concert of chamber music for flute, voice and piano

A short recital by the Japanese Ensemble of Saxony of music by Handel, Schubert, John S. Wilson and Carl Reinecke

6:30PM - 8:30PM


Luca Luciano: Clarinet Yuki Osedo: Piano Programme: Achille-Claude Debussy - Petite Piece Luca Luciano - Homage to Debussy J. Brahms - Sonata for clarinet and piano n.1 in F minor Luca Luciano -Sonata #5 /- Sonata #6, WORLD PREMIERE - Sonata #3 - Fellini in London George Gershwin - Summertime Luca Luciano - Neapolis

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Academy of Great St. Mary's Orchestral Concert

Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte overture Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite


Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

This February, the Cambridge University Orchestra, under the baton of Duncan Ward, presents a concert of Rachmaninov and Stravinsky, featuring symphonic invocations of dance in the form of two breath-taking meditations on life, death, and history - including Stravinsky’s famously shocking Rite of Spring.