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Matt Smith's Flux: Parian unpacked

Tue 6 March - Sun 1 July

Fitzwilliam Museum

Who writes history? Whose histories define Britishness, and how does this change over time? Why do museums celebrate the lives of some people and ignore others?

Exploring themes of mass production, celebrity, colonialism and our notion of history, this impressive installation by ceramic artist and curator, Matt Smith, features over 100 sculptural Parian busts from the Glynn collection. Highlighting previously widely-celebrated 19th century figures, Matt challenges the traditional reading of these figures and their achievements.

Parian is a fine, unglazed porcelain resembling marble. It is an unstable material, and the unpredictability of it provides a platform from which we can examine our changing views of history and our changing opinions of those individuals depicted – accepting that our understanding of the past is always in flux. New work in Parian made by Matt will also be placed around the galleries in the Museum, challenging us to look at the permanent collection in a new light. An illustrated catalogue is available to purchase from the Courtyard Shop.

The Glynn collection of over 300 pieces of Parian was accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance
Tax from the estate of G. D. V. Glynn, and allocated to The Fitzwilliam Museum in 2016

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Timing

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Tuesday 6 March until Thursday 29 March

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Sunday every week from Saturday 31 March until Sunday 1 July

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Tuesday 6 March until Sunday 1 July

12:00pm-5:00pm on Monday 2 April

All times

Tue 6 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 7 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 8 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 9 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 10 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 11 March 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 13 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 14 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 15 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 16 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 17 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 18 March 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 20 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 21 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 22 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 23 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 24 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 25 March 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 27 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 28 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 29 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 31 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 1 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Mon 2 April 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 3 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 6 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 7 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 8 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 10 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 11 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 12 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 13 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 14 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 15 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 17 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 18 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 19 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 20 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 21 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 22 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 24 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 25 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 26 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 27 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 28 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 29 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 1 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 2 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 3 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 4 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 5 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 6 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 8 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 9 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 10 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 11 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 12 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 13 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 15 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 16 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 17 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 18 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 19 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 20 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Tue 22 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 23 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 24 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 25 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 26 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 27 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 29 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 30 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 31 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 1 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 2 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 3 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 5 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 6 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 7 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 8 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 9 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 10 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 12 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 13 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 14 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 15 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 16 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 17 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 19 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 20 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 21 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 22 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 23 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 24 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 26 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 27 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 28 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 29 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 30 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 1 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
12:00PM - 5:00PM

Venue

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