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Thu 16 February 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Curious objects

The curious objects in this exhibition all have a part to play in telling the story of the Library, and form a cabinet of curiosities that opens a window onto the nature of collecting.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Ice Bound: Impressions of the Far South

A collection of over 150 sketches, watercolour & acrylic paintings executed in situ. Ice Bound, is an exhibition that documents the journey south by the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute’s ‘Artist in Residence’ for 2014/15, Daren Rees.

10:00AM - 4:30PM

Orchids 2017: Another India

An exploration of India's natural heritage

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Being Modern: Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Works by artists who sought to make a new art responding to the modern world are brought together.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Houghton’s Emperors: Portraits and power

A Cambridge viewing for two impressive marble busts of Roman Emperors Commodus and Septimius Severus. For a short time this winter enjoy them in the Museum, with an encircling display evoking both their ancient and their 18th century contexts, and the enduring power of portraits.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Making Waves: Discovering seascapes through drawings and watercolours

This exhibition brings together many rarely seen drawings and watercolours from across the collection, especially the bequest of Sir Bruce Ingram, that depict tempestuous seas, naval battles, serene harbours and bustling shores with fishermen selling their catch.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Discovery through Display

Displays that take inspiration from the juxtaposition of art works and objects in the Kettle’s Yard House, will occupy the Alison Richard Building.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Discovery through Display

This exhibition brings together drawings, paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from the collection of Kettle’s Yard.