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Thu 13 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Wordsworth at 250

An exhibition to mark the 250th birthday of poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Beating Time: A Conversation Between Painting and Poetry

An exhibition by Sandra Becarelli, Miranda Boulton, Alison Critchlow and Una d'Aragona

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Walking on Thin Ice

Experience the vision of twelve teenagers selected from around the UK to work directly with polar researchers. ‘Walking on Thin Ice: Co-operation in the face of a changing climate’ is a co-curated exhibition about climate change as they see it.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

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

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.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Inspire

This exhibition of art made by primary school children celebrates the creativity of local schools and teachers and champions the on?going importance of cultural learning for young people at a time when the arts in schools are increasingly under threat.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Lines of Site: The Parthenon Frieze

In this exhibition of very contemporary works, artist Debbie Loftus explores the resonance of shattered fragments and fractured lines within the harmonious flowing arabesques of the Parthenon frieze.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Rembrandt and the Nude

Rembrandt made etchings of female nudes during two distinct periods of his career: in the 1630s, and another two decades later. This exhibition draws attention to the beauty and power of Rembrandt’s treatment of the female form, despite attacks received from critics of the time.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Seeing Sound: Music, imagery and inspiration

This exhibition brings together a remarkable range of works from the Museum’s collections to explore the ways in which artists and composers have engaged in a dialogue between sight and sound.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Sharpening Perceptions

An exhibition of copies of paintings in The Fitzwilliam Museum made by students at the Hamilton Kerr Institute as part of their training to become painting conservators. The copies will be displayed alongside the original paintings. They are not intended to look the same as the original but to show how it was made, with areas of bare canvas or panel, priming layers and drawing.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Creative Connections: Portraits of Women Scientists and Artists

An exhibition of photographic portraits of female scientists and artists.

5:15PM - 7:15PM

Camerata Musica Masterclass: MENAHEM PRESSLER & the Mithras Trio Cancelled

This event has been postponed because Mr Pressler is unwell. The doyen of chamber-music artists, Menahem Pressler - former pianist of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio - offers a masterclass to one of Europe's most accomplished new piano trios, the Mithras Trio, First-Prize Winners in the 2019 Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, on Beethoven's 'Ghost Trio'.

6:45PM - 8:30PM

Cambridge Natural History Society talk - Lines in nature and the landscape

Martin Davies will explore lines in the landscape and other patterns of distribution of species and habitats, and what they may tell us about the natural history and human history of the countryside. The subject is examined through the lens of two small parishes in West Cambridgeshire – Great and Little Gransden.

7:15PM - 11:15PM

Angels in America: Perestroika

Angels in America: Perestroika is the second part of Tony Kushner's epic drama.