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Exhibitions

David Hockney new self portrait

Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

Mycenae: From Myth to History

Tue 5 October 2021 - Fri 10 December 2021

Museum of Classical Archaeology

In the summer of 1955, a young Robert McCabe was given a simple assignment by Professor Alan John Banyard Wace: to create a visual record of Mycenae with his camera and Plus-X film.

Mycenae holds a special place in both Greek myth and Greek history. The stories of its people and its kings are woven through ancient storytelling, from Homer's Iliad to the tragedies of Aeschlyus and Sophocles, and beyond. Those stories tell of a distant past, of a city ruled by a family riven with discord and treachery: Agamemnon, who led the Greek forces against the city of Troy in defence of his brother Menelaus' honour, only to be killed upon his return home by his own wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover.

McCabe took some 200 photographs that year, a small number perhaps by modern digital standards but a sizeable and comprehensive record nonetheless. This exhibition features around fifty of those photographs, capturing a black and white archive of the site and its place in the broader landscape – a landscape peopled in McCabe's photographs by both archaeologists and locals alike, whose interactions and stories are remembered in the captions.

Cost: Free Admission

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

From the 5th of October pre-booking is no longer required.

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

Timing

In person

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Friday every week from Tuesday 5 October 2021 until Friday 10 December 2021

2:00pm-5:00pm Saturday every week from Saturday 9 October 2021 until Saturday 27 November 2021

All times

Tue 5 October 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 6 October 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 7 October 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 8 October 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 9 October 2021 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 12 October 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 13 October 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 14 October 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 15 October 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 16 October 2021 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 19 October 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 20 October 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 21 October 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 22 October 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 23 October 2021 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 26 October 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 27 October 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 28 October 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 29 October 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 30 October 2021 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 2 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 3 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 4 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 5 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 6 November 2021 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 9 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 10 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 11 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 12 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 13 November 2021 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 16 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 17 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 18 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 19 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 20 November 2021 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 23 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 24 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 25 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 26 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 27 November 2021 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 30 November 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 1 December 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 2 December 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 3 December 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 7 December 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 8 December 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 9 December 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 10 December 2021 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Venue

Please check website for museum opening times: www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum
Address: Museum of Classical Archaeology
Cast Gallery
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom
Email: museum@classics.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 01223330402