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Exhibitions

Gurminder Sikand Tree Spirits 1991

Exhibition: The Goddess, the Deity & the Cyborg

Drawing from the works in The Women’s Art Collection as well as loans from public and private collections, the exhibition explores the enduring appeal of the goddess and traces how artists have adapted and even transformed the goddess into an ambiguous figure undefined by gender or even bodily form.

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Defaced! Money, Conflict, Protest

Tue 11 October 2022 - Sun 8 January 2023

Fitzwilliam Museum

This new exhibition is the first of its kind to examine the interplay between money, power and dissent over the last 200 years – with a key strand of the show exploring the role of the individual in protesting for rights and representation.

From the radicals of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, like Thomas Spence and the Suffragettes, to current artists and activists, such as Aida Wilde and Hilary Powell, the works on display show how money has been used to promote social and economic equality or satirise those in power.

A range of striking objects in the exhibition reveal the multiple roles money played during conflict, whether it be in occupation or resistance, as tokens of memory and remembrance, created during siege or emergency, made for or by prisoners of war, or made in support of sectarian or political ideologies.

Contemporary artworks by kennardphillipps, Banksy and JSG Boggs are contextualised against earlier works and reveal continuities in the targets of protest across time. More than a hundred visually striking objects, most of which have never been seen before, are juxtaposed with important loans from museums and private collections.

At the centre of this show is a new collection built thanks to an Art Fund New Collecting Award.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

Enquiries: Fitzwilliam Museum Box Office Website Email: tickets@museums.cam.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)1223 333 230

Timing

In person

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Tuesday 11 October 2022 until Sunday 8 January 2023

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Tuesday 11 October 2022 until Sunday 8 January 2023

All times

Tue 11 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 12 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 13 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 14 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 15 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 16 October 2022 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 18 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 19 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 20 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 21 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 22 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 23 October 2022 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 25 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 26 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 27 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 28 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 29 October 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 30 October 2022 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 1 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 2 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 3 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 4 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 5 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 6 November 2022 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 8 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 9 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 10 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 11 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 12 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 13 November 2022 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 15 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 16 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 17 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 18 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 19 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 20 November 2022 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 22 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 23 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 24 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 25 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 26 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 27 November 2022 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 29 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 30 November 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 1 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 2 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 3 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 4 December 2022 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 6 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 7 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 8 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 9 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 10 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 11 December 2022 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 13 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 14 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 15 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 16 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 17 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 18 December 2022 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 20 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 21 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 22 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 23 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 24 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 25 December 2022 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 27 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 28 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 29 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 30 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 31 December 2022 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 1 January 2023 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 3 January 2023 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 January 2023 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 January 2023 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 6 January 2023 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 7 January 2023 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 8 January 2023 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1RB
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