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Maud Sulter: The Centre of the Frame

The exhibition brings together Maud Sulter’s iconic photographic series Zabat (1989), which features portraits of contemporary Black female figures dressed as the Greek Muses.

Opens June 18 - James Epps a twist of the hand

A twist of the hand

Fri 18 June - Fri 3 September

Museum of Classical Archaeology

A twist of the hand is an exhibition of wall drawings informed by the use of pattern and colour in ancient Greece and Rome. Preserved architectural details, remnants of colour, geometric mosaics, and objects all serve as points of departure for the creation of new works, carefully sited among the Museum of Classical Archaeology’s cast collection. James Epps evokes the colourful worlds from which the ancient sculptures derive, inviting new relationships of pattern and colour.

Epps' works are bright, playful and mounted directly onto the Museum’s breeze-block walls. The mountboard is arranged in patterns, formulated to sit within the architectural features of the museum’s gallery itself, or in dialogue with casts from the collection. Visitors can gain a unique insight into Epps' working methods in his arrangement of the museum’s pottery sherd collection alongside materials and research sources from his own practice.

Epps’ work creates a compelling and complex dialogue between our contemporary moment and the historic past. Plaster casts such as the Loacoön Group, where the figure’s arm has changed position over a lifetime of repairs, are emblematic of how these casts and their originals are not fixed but like all artworks change across time.

For more information visit www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/twist-hand

The exhibition design identity is by Adam Pugh.

The development of work for this exhibition was supported by Arts Council England, Developing your Creative Practice.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

Entry to the exhibition is free. Please book your free timed tickets before visiting the Museum, this can be done on the day of your visit provided there are spaces free. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Enquiries: Museum of Classical Archaeology Website Email: museum@classics.cam.ac.uk Telephone: +441223330402


In person

11:00am-2:00pm Tuesday-Friday every week from Friday 18 June until Saturday 4 September (except on Bank Holidays)

All times

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


Alternative, step-free access is available. We recommend that you let us know in advance if you require this so that we can make your visit as straightforward as possible. Please call (01223) 339402 or email museum@classics.cam.ac.uk.
Address: Museum of Classical Archaeology
Sidgwick Avenue
United Kingdom
Email: museum@classics.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +441223330402