ART & ABOUT - SPRING 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
Thursday 22 March 11.00am-1.00pm
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 lead by Sarah Burles.
Cost: £30 including coffee on arrival
Meet at Kettles Yard, Castle Hill