ART & ABOUT - AUTUMN 2018
WOMEN IN CAMBRIDGE STUDY MORNING
Murray Edwards College
Tuesday 11 September
Murray Edwards College is one of two womens' colleges in Cambridge and home to the New Hall Art Collection, one of the world's largest collections of womens' art. This special study morning will put both the college and the art collection in context.
Debbie Macklin, Green Badge Guide and New Hall Alumna, will be joining us to tell the surprising, shocking and sometimes funny story of how women made their mark on the history of Cambridge University. She will introduce us to a selection of remarkable characters, key events and significant places from this ongoing story. Sarah Burles will then lead a tour of the college's remarkable art collection which was started in the 1990s and now includes work by Barbara Hepworth, Maggie Hambling, Eileen Cooper and Tracey Emin.
Cost: £35 including refreshments
Meet at Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road
TRINITY COLLEGE ART COLLECTION
Thursday 20 September
A rare chance to see the important collection of paintings at Trinity College by kind permission of the Master and in the company of Mr Paul Simm, Keeper of the Pictures. Trinity's art collection, which is not open to the public, is made up of about 240 oil paintings, mainly portraits. They give a fascinating view of the history of the college from its foundation in 1546 to the present day and represent many important figures who lived and taught at Trinity. The collection includes portraits by some of the leading artists of their day including Hans Eworth, Joseph Highmore, Sir Joshua Reynolds, George Romney and George Frederick Watts.
Places on this tour are extremely limited and proceeds will be donated to the Princes Trust.
Cost: £30 per person
Meet at the Great Gate, Trinity College
Tuesday 30 October 11.00am-1.00pm
Another chance to see the recently reopened Kettles Yard and the new spaces designed to complement and enhance the qualities of the original house, home to Jim and Helen Ede. During our visit we will have private access to the House and Extension, consider the recent changes and see an exhibition of work by Richard Poussette-Dart, an American artist who met Jim Ede in the 1940s and became known as the founder of the New York School of Painting.
Cost: £35 including coffee on arrival