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Wed 13 February 8:00AM - 7:00PM


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10:00AM - 5:00PM

Collecting and Giving: Highlights from the Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor bequest

See highlights from the Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor bequest, through the Art Fund, on display for the first time. Works include drawings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, William Orpen, Walter Sickert and Gwen John.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Enriching Collections: Recent acquisitions of prints and drawings 2009-2019

This exhibition is the first of two successive selections of works on paper to celebrate the outstanding generosity of benefactors and donors who have helped to enrich the collections. It will also highlight a number of exceptional works bought with funds raised or donated by individuals, charities, and other supporters.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The Gentle Art: Friends and strangers in Whistler’s prints

To complement the major show on James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), the Print Room is holding an exhibition of the artist’s etchings, drypoints and lithographs from the Fitzwilliam’s collection, focussing on people.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Whistler & Nature

Whistler & Nature casts a new light on the work of the great late-Victorian master, James McNeill Whistler. Born in America, but living in the UK for most of his life, he was known as an artist with a bold personality and a revolutionary attitude towards the natural world.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Breast Cancer Art Exhibition 2019

An exhibition raising awareness of the experiences and treatments that those with breast cancer have and fundraising for the Breast Cancer Art Project and 6 breast cancer research and care charities.

10:30AM - 6:00PM

Pop-Up Exhibition - Illuminating Cambridge Libraries

‘Illuminating Cambridge Libraries’ visits the Heong Gallery! Photographer Sara Rawlinson presents the latest instalment of her photographic series, exhibiting images from more than 24 College libraries. On display from 11-17 February 2019, 10:30am-6pm each day; private view Mon 11 Feb 6:30-8:30pm.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

ARTIST ROOMS Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010)is widely recognised as one of the most important figures of modern and contemporary art. The selection of work at Kettle’s Yard includes sculptures, prints and drawings, reflecting different periods in Bourgeois’ life, and is drawn from the ARTIST ROOMS collection.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Julie Mehretu Drawings and Monotypes

Julie Mehretu is among the most highly regarded artists working today.For this exhibition, Mehretu has made a new installation of richly layered drawings and monotypes, extending her dynamic exploration of the potential of drawing and mark making.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Rose Garrard: Casting Room I

Rose Garrard’s ‘Casting Room I’ will be on display in the Research Space on the 1st floor of Kettle’s Yard.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Anthea Hamilton: Projects

Anthea Hamilton installs her work, and works by other artists, in the House following Kettle’s Yard’s collaboration with the artist at The Hepworth Wakefield in 2016/17.

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Interpretation, implementation and instrumentalisation of Europen spatial planning in Austria and Finland

A one hour seminar given by Eva Purkarthofer and organised by the Department of Land Economy

6:00PM - 7:30PM

St Catharine's Political Economy Seminar Series - Paul Johnson

Talk Title: "The Changing State and the 2019 Spending Review"

6:45PM - 7:45PM

Conversation: Julie Mehretu Drawings and Monotypes

Join Dr Aline Guillermet, Junior Research Fellow, Visual Culture & History of Art, University of Cambridge and Andrew Nairne, Director as they discuss Julie Mehretu’s work.

7:00PM - 8:30PM

Café Sci Cambridge: Attraction explained: The science of how we form relationships

Can science explain how we form relationships? Find out how factors such as geography, appearance, personality, and similarity affect who we fall for, and why.

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Organ Spectacular

Organ Spectacular by Benedict Todd, Samuel Hayes and Adrian Daffern. Come and hear our wonderful 2 organs, including 1698 University organ built by ‘Father’ Bernard Smith a feast of marvellous music! Wine available in the interval.