ART & ABOUT - SUMMER 2018
The Old Library, St John's College and the Wren Library, Trinity College
Wednesday 28 February 10.00am-12.30pm
Join us for a private visit to two of Cambridge’s most famous college libraries. The Old Library at St John’s College is a fine example of Jacobean architecture and home to a world class collection of early printed books and medieval manuscripts. The Wren Library at Trinity College, completed in the same century, was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and considered one of his architectural masterpieces. It too houses an extensive collection of medieval illuminated manuscripts as well as autograph works by AE Housman and AA Milne. The Wren Library has recently acquired The Crewe Collection of 7,500 rare books bequeathed by Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe (1915-2014). Private tours of each library and their collections will be given by their specialist librarians.
Cost: £25 including coffee on arrival.
Meet at St John's College Porter's Lodge
KETTLES YARD REOPENS
"Action: The Image of the World can be different"
Friday 16 March 11.00am-1.00pm - FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 22 March 11.00am-1.00pm - FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 3 May 11.00am-1.00pm - SPACES AVAILABLE
Kettles Yard reopens this spring after an exciting major redevelopment 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, view the new spaces and tour the exhibition "Action: The Image of the World can be different" which features work and special commissions by artists such as Joseph Beuys, Edmund de Waal, Naum Gabo, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Richard Long, Ben Nicholson and Cornelia Parker. The visit will be led by Sarah Burles.
Cost: £30 including coffee on arrival
Meet at Kettles Yard, Castle Hill
Artists in Dedham: The Munnings Art Museum and Constable Country
Thursday 7 June 9.30am-6.00pm
Join us for a visit to the pretty Suffolk village of Dedham to explore the life and work of two very different artists. In the morning we will enjoy a curator led tour of the Munnings Museum, the former home of the artist Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959). Munnings is primarily known as one of England's finest horse painters and an outspoken critic of modernism. However, his oeuvre was inevitably more complex and broad ranging than his reputation suggests. After lunch at the museum, we will take an afternoon walk through Constable Country, following the path from Dedham along the picturesque River Stour to Flatford, a landscape made famous by the great romantic artist John Constable (1776-1837). Arriving at Flatford, a local guide will point out some of the views found in Constable's most famous paintings and explain how important the local landscape was in shaping his art.
Cost: £80 including minibus travel from Trumpington Park and Ride, entrance and private tours of the Munnings Museum and Flatford Mill, lunch and morning coffee.
Meet at Trumpington Park and Ride at 9.15 for 9.30 departure. Return 6.00pm latest. Please note that the walk along the River Stour is just over a mile.