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Discovery: 200 years of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Founded in 1819, the Cambridge Philosophical Society provided an open forum for Cambridge graduates to discuss current scientific ideas and present new research. This exhibition shows us how the activity of the Cambridge Philosophical Society underpins 200 years of discovery.

James McNeill Whistler, Nocturne: The River at Battersea, 1878

Palaces in the Night: The urban landscape in Whistler’s prints

Tue 4 June - Sun 8 September

Fitzwilliam Museum

This second exhibition of the Fitzwilliam’s collection of etchings, drypoints and lithographs, by the American artist James McNeill Whistler, is devoted to the cityscapes for which he is most celebrated as a printmaker.

Exhibits range from the early French set of the 1850s to the late etchings of Brussels and Amsterdam. Whistler’s move from crisp realism to atmospheric impressionism is wonderfully demonstrated by his etchings of London and the Thames, which by the late 1870s approach
the poetry of his Venetian views:

When the evening mist clothes the riverside with poetry, as with a veil ... and the tall
chimneys become campanile - and the warehouses are palaces in the night.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Timing

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Tuesday 4 June until Sunday 8 September

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Tuesday 4 June until Sunday 8 September

12:00pm-5:00pm on Monday 26 August

All times

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

Venue

Address: Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1RB
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