Skip to main content

Summer at the Fitzwilliam 2022

This summer see new and daring works by David Hockney in our 5 star exhibition ‘Hockney’s Eye: The Art & Technology of Depiction', and view a captivating selection of landscapes – the inspiration of open air sketching in ‘True to Nature: Open-air Painting in Europe 1780-1870’. Both free exhibitions are on show until 29 August, book online or drop-in.

Also don’t miss the first official joint portrait of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge painted by award-winning British artist Jamie Coreth. The portrait is on display on the landing of the Museum’s Main Entrance and was viewed by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge themselves on Thursday 23 June.

Summer events include Family Art Week, running from Tuesday 26th - Friday 29th July, 10.30am - 3pm each day. This year’s nature-inspired activities include art activities, storytelling, tours and object handling with a new theme and activity each day. 

For those aged 11-16 join us for two outside art workshops at Summer Art Days, inspired by our ‘True to Nature’ exhibition. On 3 August join guest artist Caroline Wendling to make night sky landscapes with drypoint printing techniques, and on 4 August join guest artist Kaitlin Ferguson to try volcanic sculptural casting techniques.

Visit our bookings page for more information about our free shows and displays, and to book.

And visit the University of Cambridge’s Summer with the Museums website for information about events across Cambridge.

Flowers at the Fitz pop up shop
The Courtyard shop will also be running a 'Flowers at the Fitz' Pop Up on the Museum's main lawn (26 July – 5 September) offering products inspired by the themes of nature and flower paintings. For the first time at the Fitzwilliam Museum, we will also be offering a fabulous range of eco-friendly, sustainable, and ethically produced cottage plants. Do pop-in and treat yourself this summer!

Monday 18th July 2022

Other recommended articles

Highlight image for We're back! Human Touch opens

We're back! Human Touch opens

Monday 19th April 2021

Highlight image for Our Director's Message for our Winter Reopening

Our Director's Message for our Winter Reopening

Tuesday 01st December 2020

Highlight image for Reopening the Fitzwilliam Museum

Reopening the Fitzwilliam Museum

Thursday 30th July 2020

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...