Being Modern: Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

12 Oct 2016 – 31 Mar 2017

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Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Sundays 12-5pm

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OFF SITE EXHIBITION at the Fitzwilliam Museum while Kettle's Yard undergoes a building project.


Works by artists who sought to make a new art responding to the modern world are brought together in this second display from Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum. The display re-unites prints, paintings and sculptures by pioneering modern artists who are represented in both collections, including Lucie Rie, William Scott, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Roger Hilton.

Celebrating 50 years as part of the University of Cambridge 1966-2016

See the work of 25 artists from the Kettle’s Yard Collection in new places and spaces across Cambridge while Kettle's Yard is closed to carry out a major building project.

We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jim Ede’s gift of Kettle’s Yard to the University of Cambridge. Jim Ede, a writer and former curator at the Tate, created and opened Kettle’s Yard in 1957. In November 1966 Kettle’s Yard became a University of Cambridge museum. We are delighted to be working with old and new friends, in the university and city, who have generously collaborated with us to make exhibitions and displays.


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Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth

Roger Hilton

William Scott

Lucie Rie

Ben Nicholson

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