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#OpenCambridge 2022 is now live! Join us for 'Dust or Butterflies: Artist’s Talk by Yorgos Petrou' 🗓️ Tues 13 Sept, 14:00 - 16:00 📍 Fitzwilliam Museum 🎟️ Dust or Butterflies is an ongoing experimental art project in collaboration with #BeingAnIslander.

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The Portico of the Fitzwilliam Museum

🌋#VolcanicEruption alert also in #Cambridge 🌋 in #TrueToNature until Aug 29 Watch @Cambridge_Uni Professor of Volcanology, and filmer maker Clive Oppenheimer 🌋tell all about the process of filming active volcanoes 📽️ @ngadc @FondCustodia

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🆕Display🆕Refugee Huguenot silversmiths, escaping religious persecution in France, changed the visual arts in Britain. The Huguenots’ sophisticated techniques, forms & intricate sculptural decoration became dominant transforming silver & decorative arts.

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Who doesn’t benefit from a good meal & a glass of🍷? William Nicholson's unassuming, sublime, Begonias (1939) was 'painted with an urge' overnight, lit by the glow of an oil lamp after 'a perfect dinner (O! the wine)!'🍷Nicholson relayed to his daughter. #WorkoftheWeek

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Meindert Hobbema’s masterpiece, Avenue at Middelharnis 1689, is currently on loan from @NationalGallery in #HockneysEye it is much admired by David Hockney. His version hangs alongside it, as a comparison of the representation of space in art. Until Aug 29

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Mossdale Falls 👇#Yorkshire was one of the remotest sites visited by Turner as part of his 1816 grand tour. 1816 was one of the wettest summers on meteorological record and the falls must have been particularly impressive when Turner saw them. #YorkshireDay2022

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The Portico of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Experience the 'layered, clever curation' of #TruetoNature until Aug 29 @VarsityUK @ngadc @FondCustodia

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Our #MondayMotivation a lioness. That’s the tweet. #WEURO2022 @Lionesses James Ward 1840/50

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🏛 Fashion at the Fitz! 🏛 We were delighted to welcome @InsideJigsaw to meet @Livingstone_Kar, our Deputy Director of Master Plan, Exhibition and Major Display Projects. 💻Read more about the making of #HockneysEye in @InsideJigsaw Creator Series ➡ 1/2

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Go wild with some of the tigers from our collection for #Internationa...lTigerDay2022 🐯🐅 Let us know your favourite! 👇 1/2

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'Purpliest Purples' 💜 what a great #OnlineArtExchange theme, @artukdotorg! We've picked these beautiful purple details, worn by Barbara Palmer, née Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland 🖼️👗 by John Michael Wright, 1670. 📍 @NationalGallery

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A splash of colour to brighten #ThursdayMorning 💚 Visit #HockneysEye and see David Hockney's iPad drawings alongside works by the Impressionists, Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro. Open until 29 August. 🖼️David Hockney, 17th April 2020, No. 2. iPad painting. © David Hockney.

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Attention Friends of @kettlesyard!📣 We are delighted to welcome the Friends of Kettle’s Yard to the Fitzwilliam Museum on Thursday 4 August for an ‘Introduction to #HockneysEye’ 🖼️ with curator, Jane Munro. Find out more here ➡️

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🌸 Flowers at the Fitz! 🌸 Visit our pop-up shop on the front lawn for some nature and floral inspired treats! Also available, for the first time at the Fitz, a fabulous range of eco-friendly, sustainable, and ethically produced cottage plants 🪴 🌱 Open until 5 September 💚

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To celebrate the opening of ‘Colour: Art, Science & Power’ at @maacambridge today, we’re sharing this object from our collection currently on loan to #MAAColour 🌈 Open until April 2023! 📸Cartonnage fragment of the sky goddess Nut in the form of a winged female figure.

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The Portico of the Fitzwilliam Museum

The weather may have cooled down after last week's #heatwave ☀ but volcanoes are erupting in #TrueToNature! Learn more about the process of filming volcanoes with @Cambridge_Uni Professor of Volcanology, Clive Oppenheimer 🌋 📽️Film by Rosie Powell 1/2

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Happy #LeoSeason ♌ from our four 🦁 Rumour has it that at the stoke of midnight🕛they come to life, jump down from their plinths, and drink from Hobson's Conduit (the open watercourse that runs overground in deep stone gutters towards @Peterhouse_Cam) before returning home 🏛

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Last chance to see Magdalene Odundo in Cambridge today @_Helen_Ritchie @MAACambridge 📸@Livingstone_Kar #FitzOdundo

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